Business as usual

A month ago, Ramirez unloaded half of a corn field on our front porch.

Here’s truck load #1

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And #2

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And we’ve stopped counting.  But apparently we were still smiling at this point.

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Tens of thousands of ears of corn.  Husked and shucked by hand.

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There were the anticipated belles of the corn ball

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and those who said “to hell” with industry standards. They came in Doc Martens.

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This coincided with the jicama harvest just days before celebrating los Muertos.

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Corn and crops aside, we have been busy tending to the flock’s new arrivals,

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with impromptu expedition,

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To ensure plenty of time for my happy place, while still answering everyone’s messages and emails, I will attempt to summarize the most FAQs about our life off-grid & share cultural nuances unique to a place with a buffer from the modern world.

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If you’re itching to know more about life in rural Mexico, living off-grid, strategies for reducing waste, baby farm animal names of 2017, or the only way to kill a coyote (hint: it is nothing you would ever imagine so save your time guessing) then please post your questions below in the comments section. To anyone upset by snaring coyotes,  knowing how to & actually killing a coyote are two entirely different things.

I not only lack the nerve but the basket I would use for the job is full of corn.

 

 

 

 

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