The afternoon of the first day we stopped in Huachupampa where we would spend the night. Like everywhere else in Peru, a little bit of water will get you some farmers. The land is deeded by the central government to a collective of the people, title continues to be held collectively and that is how all decisions are made. While the people are obviously not rich, the town is clean, orderly and well maintained. You can see a sister village on the far side of the valley.
The doorman in our building in Lima once told me that Peruvians don't work hard but they work a lot. That seemed to hold for the people in Huachupampa. A loudspeaker went off around 5:30 to wake everyone up and dispense some information my Spanish couldn't quite make sense of. Later in the day we passed several people who seemed to have plenty of time to ruminate. The woman to the right was watching over a flock of goats. The man on the burro was miles and miles from town headed up to who-knows-where since there were no towns or other signs of habitation for as far as I could see.