Monday, May 7, 2007

Adobe Bricks

Driving from Patzcuaro to Erongaricuaro to have a delicious trucha al mojo de ajo (trout sauted in garlic) at the Restaurante Campestre Aleman we spied a good crop of adobe bricks curing in the sun. Adobe has good thermal qualities and lasts well if properly topped off with tiles to keep it from getting saturated by rain. Adobe is mud made from a clay soil with straw added. Don't try this at home during the rainy season--you will end up with what looks like wet cow pies.

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