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A farm on the chinampa

The chinampa was a very busy place. Turkeys were kept in small 'gardens' with a hut to go in at night. Dogs ran around freely.   When the dogs were fully grown they were often killed and EATEN ... the Aztecs found their meat to be rich and good.

The women grew flowers on the chinampa to sell in the market. The men grew the corn. They dug the soil with a 'digging stick' .. a wooden spade!

When the corn was ripe, it was put into corn 'bins' until taken to market or eaten later in the year.

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