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added on 14/09/2012 by: abby lee smith
Very Simple Very Easy Very Good, (VSVEVG) is about the shared life of artist and writer, Abby Smith and camposino and mezcalero, Felipe Pita Cruz in rural Mexico. This blog is about what it's like to live in the campo (country living en espanol), and our milagros and mishaps on the road to self sustainability.
 tags: animal husbandry, art, gardening-foraging, self-sustainablity, writing

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How I Lost Ten Pounds…Eating Chicharron  Posted on 08/27/2014
Like many American women I used to be obsessed with my weight. When I moved to Mexico I lost ten pounds in six months. My diet changed from sushi, organic everything, lean meats, and mountains of salad, to beans, tortillas, sweet rolls,...
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Happy Ideas  Posted on 08/25/2014
  When I was a teenager, while reading Truman Capote’s The Grass Harp, I read a passage, that unfortunately, I no longer recall, and was overwhelmed by the belief that Truman Capote and I had shared a feeling–...
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Subtle Beauty  Posted on 08/20/2014
Though not as flashy as the red cracker I think this moth’s delicately formed and patterned wings are gorgeous. I love the way nature camouflages, the angled wings and lacey patterns blend perfectly with fallen decaying leaves. Happy...
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Love is a Weed  Posted on 08/17/2014
Twelve years ago Felipe and I were married in a garden we revived from a syringe strew lot, next to our Humboldt Park apartment in Chicago. I didn’t realize we were building a personal metaphor with that plot. We have...
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El Sabino  Posted on 08/16/2014
    When Felipe’s family arrived in La Tigra, all the ejido land close to town was owned by the town’s founding families. Thus, the plots his family was allotted for planting, though ample, were far up the mountain....
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My Secret Weapon  Posted on 08/11/2014
  Perhaps you have wondered where I come up with poems to recite each week. I have a decent poetry collection but only half of it is here in Mexico, and not all of my favorite poems are appropriate for the project. Though...
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To Kill a Rattlesnake  Posted on 08/09/2014
  I fell in love with Felipe for his stories. Years later I realized, as I listened to his mother, whose stories have not been filtered through the knowledge of letters, and are redolent with place, where he’d learned his craft....
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Let Us Gather  Posted on 08/07/2014
I’m very happy to be back to my walking and memorizing, oddly I was nervous after such a long postponement, and as you’ll hear my wind has not fully returned. I’m excited to have discovered a poet I was not familiar with,...
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Perils of the Food Forest  Posted on 07/30/2014
Felipe decided to help me get caught up in the garden. I’ve fallen behind during my recovery. There were a few corners that I haven’t been to in quite some time apparently. This masaquata(anaconda) had taken up residence under...
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More Medical Mayhem!  Posted on 07/24/2014
The bad news: I am behind in my recitations because I’ve been missing my walks due to severe asthma and allergies. Even talking caused coughing fits, and weirdly, I can’t memorize without speaking the poem aloud. The good news!...
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  • Bertha05
    Bertha05 19 September 2012 03:01:34

    Jajajaj it is good to know how you guys are getting involved in good and simple but important things We, Mexicans have in our hometown! ¡Gracias por recordarnoslo! porque a veces quieren que lo olvidemos

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