Atlacomulco Part 2
Walking home to my house
My mom, and her sister and niece. Their dad is in the states working. They havn´t seen him for 2 years, but he´s working, so his daughter can go to college, cuz he never went and wants her to go.
We had to herd the neighbors´cows down the hill in the morning
We went and visited another city
Eating giant sopas and quesedillas made from blue corn. I´m really going to miss the Mexican food, i absolutely love it!
Lots of country side
Jogging in the morning with Ruth, in the corn fields. It was freezing!! I only shower every 3 days here, and its with freezing cold water! aahh!! hokey-pokey!
The "presas" that provide the water for the corn fields
through these tunnel things
So, I learned the whole process of corn. And then taught it all in Spanish to my kids on Monday. It was a fun lesson. And I loved learning about it, because it is their way of life, without it they could not survive. You can tell the size of every pueblo by how many corn fields they have. Because every family has a corn field. They all go out and harvest it together, even the little ones. And it´s a beautiful thing because nothing is wasted.
They have their corn all in a pile, and this is their food for the year!
Then they take it to a guy with a machine who makes it into this called masa. And with this they make their tortillas!
The tortillas are actually a lot harder to make than they look. It really is a precise technique. Ruth told me that her little sister who is 8 and learning to make tortillas, that her tortillas look like mine, but Ruth who has been making them since she was little, is so fast, they make them everymorning.
My sad tortillas. Everyone got a good laugh. This is all early in the morning before church! Wow, they work hard!
And it´s so awesome, cuz nothing is wasted! They use the left overs for fire, to heat their water. Ruth says, they last a good 30 minutes.
Singing praise songs in the kitchen. This family was absolutely incredible! All 6 sisters are smiling and laughing the entire time. I have never witnessed anything like it! So, much joy of the Lord. It was a truly beautiful family!