Out of the many things you can do in New Mexico, resort spas and retreat centers are a main attraction and there is one in particular that is like no other, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. It is the location of hot mineral springs dating back to the 1500’s. These hot springs burst … More Santa Fe Skinny, Part 3
Last post I covered Bandelier National Monument and today, I’m giving you all the details of our snowmobiling adventures. A couple months ahead of our trip, Andrew began researching hot spots to rent snowmobiles and discovered Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures in The Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. Bobcat Pass is located between … More Santa Fe Skinny, Part 2
Taking a detour this week and this little spot of cyberspace I call home will turn into a travel blog. I’m already a year late anyhow. No, really. We traveled to Santa Fe, NM last winter, exactly a month before we bought the farm. We e-signed the counter offer and hopped on a plane. I was working on … More Santa Fe Skinny, Part 1
Since purchasing the property last year, I have longed for raised garden beds in front of our barn bursting with fresh vegetables, organically grown on our little piece of land. In order for us to have a prosperous garden this Spring, work on the farm starts early, as early as January.
Winter on the farm this year hasn’t been much of a winter but it surely has left its mark. After wearing shorts on Christmas, the normal high has been around 75°, sometimes 80°. And don’t get me started on the humidity from all the rain falling from the sky. But, all of that disappeared when … More Winter Wanderings, Part 1
When you are part of an infertility support group, it is only natural the women around you progress in their fertility journey, whether commencing fertility treatments, adopting a sweet little one or the ultimate gift of a pregnancy. Each success story gives me so much hope that one day it will be me. While I … More In the Waiting.
No, we didn’t get another horse. We rang in the New Year with important equine procedures for our newest rescue, Freedom. He came to us as a stud and since we are not interested in breeding horses, we decided to move forward with gelding him. In other words, removing his testicles. I know, it made … More New Year, New Horse.
The final part of this Pacific NW series is the fun activities and festivities, some holiday oriented, some not, that Lydia and I took part in during my week in the PNW. Since it was the first week of December, the holidays were just getting started in Seattle and surrounding areas. Upon scheduling my visit, … More Pacific NW Skinny, Part III
My favorite part of every trip is not only the company I’m sharing it with but most importantly, the FOOD! Being a typical Southern girl, this bayou gypsy loves to eat. This is my run down of restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries that I visited while in the Pacific Northwest. If you aren’t hungry now, … More Pacific NW Skinny, Part II
I wasn’t sure how I would feel returning to Washington after so many years. I said goodbye in 2004 and never looked back. Well, until my younger sister Lydia, a U.S. Naval Officer, moved to Poulsbo, WA to work on the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier stationed in the Port of Bremerton, WA. Her time … More Pacific NW Skinny, Part I.