It’s the time of year when winter and fall are battling it out up here in the mountains of northern New Mexico. One day it’s sunny and warm and the next it’s gray and cold. We all know winter will win out, of course, and that’s just fine. We’re hoping for lots of precipitation this season. At this elevation most of it will be in the form of snow.
Many of us are all set with a winter’s worth of wood for our stoves, but the gallery still didn’t even have stoves installed (see previous post Anna Karin Gallery, Truchas, NM: Before and After). So I headed to work the other day, bundled in layers of wool, expecting the gallery/studio to be pretty chilly. It was one of the wet, gray, cold days and snow was on its way.
To my surprise Bill Loyd was already there (see previous post The Farmer’s Mantra) and he was installing a wonderful propane stove in the studio! He’d seen the forecast for snow too and realized it would be great to have some heat in the place. What would we do without Bill Loyd?
So my time in the studio was wonderfully warm in spite of the weather outside. And the following morning we did, indeed, have snow.
The next task will be to install a wood heater in the gallery itself because we’re going to be open 5 days a week through December (10 to 4). I hope those of you in the area will stop by for a visit.
Love to you all,