Sunday, October 3, 2010
We are very proud of our little plot of maize which our neighbours help us tend to. This past month we harvested some elotes (maize cobs which are young enough to boil and eat...very tasty fixed with mayonnaize, cheese, and chile) and have been eating elotes daily thanks to our neighbours and friends who keep us well supplied. The rest of the maize (only a very small portion is taken to eat as elotes) will remain on the stalks to dry and we will harvest it at the end of October. While we will use this dried maize to feed our animals, the families in Zacango will use the majority of their maize to make tortillas as well as to feed their animals.