Alnaldo, a waiter at Toro Salao a restaurant in Old San Juan, waits in the doorway after they finished their lunch crowd.
Mariano Aponte stands by his faithful ford truck recently while working his Piragua route in the countryside of southern Puerto Rico. Peragua is ice shavings scrapped from a solid block of ice and then placed in a funnel and then doused with flavored syrup.
Ian pauses for a moment between his duties as a sheep shearer at a farm near Grundy Center, IA. Ian, a full-time Sheep Shearer, is booked daily to shear sheep across the state.
In a week Bennett will shear about 800 sheep. Shearing is a very physically demanding job that takes strength and endurance. Part of his work ritual is to do a series of stretching exercises before he starts to help his body cope with the hard work. Bennett loves the work and said he meets a lot of great people from across the Midwest.