September 30, 2007 by admin
Like Juan Estevan Arellano, Stanley Crawford is a writer and a farmer. He also has taken on the strenuous responsibility of serving as a mayordomo for an acequia (an irrigation ditch system) in northern New Mexico. Readers of Crawford's Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico learn how social ties and shared civic values are sustained alongside a series of ditches and floodgates that draw water from a river for distribution to agricultural fields. We include a brief excerpt.Read More...