Yesterday, the headquarters of an egg store, La Floreta, opened its doors for tours. The family that I live with thought it would be a good idea to take the boys to see the chickens.
This place is in the middle of nowhere in Uruñuela (La Rioja). Kids were playing in the mud, throwing sticks, and picking grapes from the field. We waited in this line for an hour to see the process after the chicken lay the eggs. We walked around in plastic jackets as they showed us all this fancy equipment and explained the care of the eggs.
The main attraction was supposed to be the chickens. The kids came for the chickens, but we only saw 4 chickens. They kept the others back until after the tour. At the end, we were treated to tapas, wine and candy. Then is when we saw all the chickens...on the screen. I guess they thought that the children would be rough with them. Oh, well.