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The Weeds I Hate the Most

By Patty Wilber We have had the best monsoon weed growing season in about 20 years, according one source. Even so, NM is still a droughty state.

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A Polar Vortex Event

By Patty Wilber On Saturday 2/13 in the afternoon, it was 50 degrees F, and I rode Joey and pushed some cows while Heidi rode Lucy so Joey had a mentor (and she practiced other stuff on Lucy). Then, I … Continue reading

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Pecos before the Storm; H going to World Show

By Patty Wilber Mary Ann E., with unerring insight, wanted, before it got too late, to gallop around Hamilton Mesa in the Pecos Wilderness (like we did last year). We went last Friday, and not a moment too soon, because … Continue reading

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Repost: Camp Kingsbury, Part II (2014)

By Patty Wilber The sun was just suffusing the sky with light when two cow elk stepped out of the golden-leaved aspen grove into the meadow above the East Tank.  They were 300 yards away and didn’t hear us.  The … Continue reading

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Pine Shadow

By Patty Wilber On Wednesday, we went back to retrieve empty water containers and some gear for the trail crew that was working on Pine Shadow Trail at the southern end of the Manzano Mountain. We drove in on 131 … Continue reading

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The Flat Stirrup Crew

By Patty Wilber I rode with with my usual Friday group, and we now, after lo, these many years, have an official name: No, were are not “The Covid 5”.  We are “The Flat Stirrup Crew”.  We are not exactly … Continue reading

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Cruces Basin, Virtual Trail and the Pecos, too!

By Patty Wilber For Father’s Day we joined old friends and new friends for a camping trip at the trailhead in the Cruces Basin Wilderness Area that we use as a starting point for our packed-in elk hunting trips (the … Continue reading

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Glamping at Rancho de Fe

By Patty Wilber Last week, I went glamping with three of my friends at Rancho de Fe.   It is about 12 miles out of Las Vegas, NM. We were the first horse guests at this lovely site, and it was … Continue reading

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What to do with all this poo?

By Patty Wilber Well, it is still January, and unsurprisingly, it is still cold (whine), but this obviously has had no bearing on the manure producing ability of our equines. Man, it is a lot of poo.  So, I have … Continue reading

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Skating Rink, Pond, or Arena?

By Patty Wilber On Thanksgiving, we left for the airport at 4 in the morning in a snowstorm and used four wheel drive all the way there!  A very unusual occurrence.  Our plane got de-iced and we took off pretty … Continue reading

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