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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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Red Cracker!  Posted on 07/16/2014
Finally, after almost eight years living at the Piedra Rahada and stalking this gorgeous creature, I have a taken a photo of my favorite butterfly: the Red Cracker. It is in the Nymphalidae family. Crackers are named for the cracking sound...
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Tacos de Chili Relleno(sort of)  Posted on 07/14/2014
  This is the last in my series of vegetarian tacos . As usual I had to tweak the recipe. Generally chili poblano is charred and cut into strips, for tacos. Sometimes bathed in crema(Méxican sour cream)* for rajas in crema, or,...
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The Center of All Beauty  Posted on 07/13/2014
  Almost thirty years ago, a friend gave this poem and told me, “This reminds me of you.” I have carried it all this time. I’ve tucked it into my journal, pinned it on corkboards, hung it in cubicles, magnated it to...
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Settling Down  Posted on 07/06/2014
When we chose Empire as the mother of our herd we had no idea how much she’d teach us , and how many times she would save our butts. Here she is with her new litter of 13 healthy piglets. But even queens make mistakes. This is...
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Mud and Mayhem  Posted on 07/06/2014
It takes a thick skin, a tender heart and good facilities to be a good farmer… The spring rains came with their characteristic force and we lost a litter of newborn piglets to a combination of poor choices and poor facilities....
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The Diameter of a Bomb  Posted on 07/05/2014
A day late and a dollar short. I recite The Diameter of the Bomb by Yehuda Amichai. A more perfect poem I do not know.
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The Villa of the Mysteries  Posted on 07/05/2014
Many poets take you by the hand, and with great care, show you their world and their wisdom, a great gift no doubt. But, James Tate affords the reader more opportunity than that, his poems present themselves, as if he has swung open...
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Accesory  Posted on 06/28/2014
In my early years as an artist I felt the need to justify…to defend the materials, explain the concepts, vindicate a loaded image. I mean who thinks of jewelry as art right? Especially jewelry made of garbage. It disturbed me if I...
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Street Food  Posted on 06/23/2014
I have this fantasy that someday I’ll throw a cocktail party. I did that sort of thing when I lived in Chicago, or my previous life, as I think of it. It will have a theme: Street Food. I will serve, my favorite Chat … and...
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What the Robins Gave Me  Posted on 06/22/2014
  At twilight, the primaveras sing a song they only sound at that time. It is a whale song, sonorous, one note suspended, traveling with palpable vibration. I couldn’t tell what kind of animal it was, a bird or a bug, the first...
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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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