Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Colors and Galisteo 22nd Annual Studio Tour - 2009

It was so much fun taking a country drive and heading to the small village of Galisteo last weekend. The weather unlike today was gorgeous. This morning it snowed and then turned very cold and damp. The cottonwood trees were at their peak of changing to gold. The art in this small village is incredible. There were 36 artist showing their work and there was all different mediums of art. I bought a retablo of San Pasqual from artist, Catherine Ferguson. I have it hanging in the kitchen at The Bobcat Inn. This artist had even painted her propane tank with ravens and a dark New Mexico blue sky background. Another well known artist , Priscilla Hoback had murals, monotypes and pottery sculptures. There are several other art studio tours happening this fall. La Cienega hosts theirs after Thanksgiving and Dixon will host theirs on November 7 & 8th. It is a great way to meet the artist and contribute to your local economy while getting some fresh air.

The Bobcat Inn

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Visit Sagebrush Alpacas

There is this wonderful Alpaca ranch near The Bobcat Inn in Santa Fe New Mexico. Mary MacGyver is the owner and she gives tours on Thursdays from 1:30-4:00PM and Sundays from 1:30-4:00PM or you can call 505 470-4629 . I recently visited their ranch and immediately fell in love. Alpacas are very special animals and are very intelligent. They are the only animal native to the Americas. There is also a ranch store with beautiful woven sweaters and other fiber textiles.

The Bobcat Inn

Friday, October 2, 2009

Outstanding In The Field

Outstanding in the Field, a farm to table event will take place this Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at 3:00PM in Galisteo , New Mexico. Tim Willms ,farmer and owner of the Talus Wind Ranch is co-hosting the event with David Sellers , chef and owner of Amavi Restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unfortunately, the event is sold out.

Jim Denevan founded the Outstanding in the Field events in Santa Cruz California in 1999. He wanted to bring awareness to small organic farms. People have loved this event and now it is a national event. Their website shows all of the events and places that it occurs. I am hoping that they will do this again next year and I will buy my ticket early. A portion of the money is benefiting Kitchen Angels of Santa Fe

The Bobcat Inn still has very limited availability for Oct. 3rd & 4th. We are the closest bed and breakfast to the event.

The Bobcat Inn