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LIFE AT THE RANCH

This lovely image shows many aspects of local subsistence in the Highlands of Michoacan.  There are prickly pear cactus - a plant that offers a nutritious vegetable known as nopal - but also the fruit of the cactus called tuna - or known to us in English as a prickly pear.  In this image, there are people feeding chickens,  men ploughing the field using man-power, a woman cooking tortillas for everyone, a young girl watering flowers, and a man who is returning from the well with buckets of water suspended across his back.  This connection to the land is something that remains common practice among the peoples of the Lake Patzcuaro area - and all of Rural Mexico.