The Hayes Zoo
- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.
- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.
- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.
- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Saturday is 'market' day in Mitla. This is when lots of vendors come into town and set up their puestos on the street in el centro. The first week we were here the regular indoor market was closed on this day but last week it was open - not sure which is the 'norm'.
The whole family gets to carry the load.
This would be 'puerco'....now does this lessen YOUR appetite any?
The veggie stands.
The other end of the street where people have laid out smaller options.
The indoor market.
Fruit stands and flower stands and meat markets, oh my. There are juice stands, shoe shops, bread vendors, and dry goods. It's a hoppin' place. I realized that I only got shots from one angle though...I'll remedy that soon.
I couldn't resist the pretty flowers.
Chicken. Feet and all. Eeeecccckkkkk.
The ladies working at the chicken vendors were snickering a LOT at the faces my kids were making. 'Discreet' is not one of their life skills...yet.
This gal I found through asking around at every stand if anyone had spinach. Finally, one of the gals I bought onions from mentioned that her mother had a stand inside that sells it. We found her and not only did she have spinach - but a few lettuces and BOK CHOY too!!! It 'comes when it comes' but I'm still pretty darned excited.
THESE were the biggest corn tortillas we've ever seen.
Home again, home again. All that for about $35.00 usd.
Then then cleaning/disinfecting process.
A good day's work.