Corral

The corrals are made from the superposition of stones and are structures designed to store and shelter livestock, mainly goats and sheep.

In them, apart from sheltering and keeping the cattle, the practice of milking was also carried out, which consisted of extracting milk from the goats’ udders.

The image shows a tabajoste or tofio, typical of this island, which is a clay pot used by the aborigines to collect the milk they milked from the goats. This type of bowl was also used on the island of Lanzarote.

If you want to know more about the ancient aborigines of Fuerteventura, the Mahos, you can visit the Betancuria Insular Archaeological Museum, where you can learn about their way of life and their history.

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Cadenas

The cadenas are small pieces of land prepared for cultivation, attached to a dry-stone wall forming terraces or terraces.

They are built transversely on slopes in order to stop runoff, retain water, soil and allow the development of crops. Generally, they were used for the sowing of cereals of the rye or barley type that are not as demanding with the soil as wheat.

Corral

Cadenas