Margarita


Margarita Méndez was born and lived all her life in the Ca Manolín house in Medal. When she was a teenager her father bought a John Deere tractor to make the work in the fields easier: “You’ve been at home for fifty years and you’ve been living in Castile for more than fifteen, so you can add what you have, but let’s keep it very good, eh,” says Margarita with a smile.

When Margarita married and was left in charge of her parents’ farm, the John Deere proved to be of great help to her, since her husband was a sailor and for a long time he was a sailor.

When Margarita got married and was left in charge of her parents’ farm, the John Deere was a great help to her since her husband was a sailor and for much of the year the work of the farm fell directly on her: “This tractor was the love of my life. What you were doing with him you don’t know, because my husband was a sailor, so he was a great girl. Thanks to my brothers, that any thing that happened to me there saw me try to help me,” he recalls nostalgically.

Today, Margarita is retired and her job has been relieved by one of her daughters who has replaced the old John Deere with a more modern tractor; However, Màrgara, as she is called in the village, clings to using it on some occasions: “the usual one, until it goes to the other world” – she says excitedly.

Margarita wearing Bambi shirt, Veda sweaterWynda pants, Tessa boots and Wade shawl

Margarita driving her John Deere tractor wearing total look kolonaki

Margarita driving her John Deere tractor wearing total look kolonaki

Margarita and her beautiful smile

 

PHOTO: Borja de la Lama

ART DIRECTION & STYLING Manu Mendi

PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Javi García de Diego

STYLING & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT María Gadez

VIDEO Ron Dulcey

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