The pastures around my house get rented out to people for grazing through the spring, summer and fall. One morning I awoke to three mares and their three colts pastured right next to me. They were a constant joy. The little ones played all day until they couldn’t play anymore. Then they would collapse in […]
My friend, Bill Loyd, is a sculptor and bell maker. I was going to write about him for the blog but then I went to his website and re-read his Farmer’s Mantra. I couldn’t possibly introduce you to Bill in a better way than in his own words so, with his permission: “Growing up on […]
When I first moved here the small herd of horses I ended up caring for (see previous post Coming to New Mexico) was pastured on four acres in front of my house and their people lived elsewhere. That December brought several early snowstorms and one of these was in its second day. My Jeep had […]
We are coming to the close of our season up here on the High Road. Traditionally, it runs from the first of July through the end of September or October, weather depending. Anna and I will close the gallery shortly and move into our home studios to paint. The season has been good to us. […]
Photo Tribute to Kelee At Work
The weather is turning up here on the mountain. Fall colors held off for the longest time because it’s been so warm and there had been no frost. But there’s a nip in the air now and the trees are coloring. We’ve been having fires in the gallery for a couple of weeks now. Truchas […]
My friend, Anna Karin, moved to Truchas over six years ago now, arriving with her red wolf named Sheba and an orange cat. She was at the end. All of her resources were gone and she didn’t know what to do next, so she did what was in front of her: She rented an old adobe church with a house in back.