A man in the poncho typical of the area in the central square of Filandia. Quindío. The mule has its origin in the need for transport, whether of persons, goods or simply chécheres coroteo of the house when migrating from one region to another to colonize land. First you had to open roads to trails through the jungle. Inóspitas jungles full of wild animals, tame or naughty and there were plenty of ghosts mitolólogicos, helpful or evil was planned out one morning with anticipacióny undertook the Odyssey. The children were carried in saddles on their backs by the laborers. Bituallas Clutter and loaded onto mules or oxen. These were later to be threshing stubble and then behind the man with his machete or cutting twigs and vines comb bulky. On his way to the new territory had chickens, pigs, cows and one or more dogs that may lack the peasant paisa. After a long day, near a creek made a clearing in the dense jungle. Unloaded animals and lit the fire to prepare food and scare the vermin. This was the task of women, while men armed themselves a shelter for the night. This was a journey of many days and nights. Everything became a routine to the point indicated, was virtually a ritual. Awakening at dawn, eat breakfast, collect, scrub and accommodate cooking utensils, oxen and mules to gather, load, prepare the saddles where they loaded the children, the elderly and pregnant women, get ready and go on. But yeah, the day before had to make a good breakfast and prepare Trancão deli for lunch. Was a good ball totumada chocolate, made from ground cocoa with cornstarch Tostao. This was accompanied by corn bread corn and beans sancohado outdated with a piece of smoked meat. Was packed for lunch and fried potatoes cooked with a bit of it recalentao beans, fried egg and corn bread more, all packed in banana leaves or biao. These carriers capesinos were too religious to the Christian faith, Apostolic and Roman. Before acostarsen prayed the Rosary, a prayer to the holy souls in purgatory, an Our Father for the families who stayed, another to the guardian angel. They gathered around the fire and told tales of ghosts, animals, horns or scares, the slips of the neighbor and they did until the grab sleep. Before any food, sang a prayer thanking God for them to eat without merit. Chest always wore a scapular of the Virgin del Carmen or a rosary made of metal achirillas and Christ. Met all the dogmas and acts of Faith inculcated by the catechism of Father Astete. One of the sufferings of these drovers and settlers were acquired diseases and parasites in their nomadic life. Diarrhea, fever, fevers, the cases of malaria, gout and other they called evil eye. Horsemen for respect could not miss, lice, fleas, Carangas, carranchil, chiggers and the famous catkins or porridges between toes. Worms was solitary and heritage of children and pets. Many of these diseases are cured or at least lessened with home remedies, natural herbs and prayers it into account. Their peculiar costume consisted of ponchos, poncho, straw hat and white Aguada wide brim. They wore denim clothing, both for its wide boot pants, and rolled up the sleeves. They had machetes or comb his belt, a good leather carriel otter, capadora razor, barber to shave, soap land, methylene blue for the sores of mules, red dust for naibí of beasts, or to kill manetos, some Piojillo who lives in the pubic mop acquired when visiting the areas of tolerance for people, better known as "ass narrow niguateral, ass wet or mona lisa", well, where it was to take a few spirits and pamper your horn. In carriel could not miss a mirror, tobacco, tinder for fire enceder, capotera needles for sewing, needles arria to fix saddles, cabuyas, money, love letters from the bride or the neighbor, the rosary, novena the Holy Souls, nail pliers to boot, a pair of dice to set up a booth at any gauge, a candle to light at night, the quack powder to love old mustard to hunt witches, well, a lot of güevonadas that any time served him to leave the crossroads.