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43 - Atlacomulco Part 2 --Dec 6

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.
 
The house
 
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
 
"milpas"
 

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.
 
Precious nina.
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!

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Dec 6, 2005  ( 4 comments )  
Dec 7, 2005  ( 1 comment )  
12/7/2005
12:44 am
Christina Roper (croper)
Ahhh...you're deformed tortillas are so cute.  I appreciate how culturally educational your photoblogs are.
Jan 25, 2006  ( 1 comment )  
1/25/2006
9:40 pm
(unknown)
HEY HI!
 
 I WAS LOOKING FOR PICTURES FROM MY HOMETOWN "ATLACOMULCO" AND I JUST FOUND THIS PAGE THAT BELONGS TO YOU, AND I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE I CANNOT FIND PICTURES FROM MY TOWN, ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG ARE YOU GONNA BE IN "ATLACOMULCO" BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP SENDING E-MAILS TO YOU N' KEEP IN TOUCH AND MAYBE YOU CAN SEND ME SOME PICTURES FROM ALL YOU FRIENDS, MY NAME IS "IVAN" YOU CAN ASK TO ONE OF THE GIRLS THAT ARE STANDING IN YOUR PICTURES, HER NAME IS ALMA ROSA, SHE WAS MY CLASSMATE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, OUR SCHOOL WAS LIC. ISIDRO FABELA "26", PLEASE I'LL  BE GLAD IF YOU CAN ANWSER THIS E-MAIL OK. MY E-MAIL ADRESS IS " PRIN_JANITO@HOTMAIL.COM.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY WHILE YOU ARE IN "ATLACOMULCO", BECAUSE I REALLY MISSED MY SWEET HOME.
 
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