Archive for July, 2008

Jul 28 2008

Rain Showers

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We are finally getting some of that monsoon shower activity.  A nice 4/10 inches this afternoon.  A few days ago another one-half inch.  And the week before this, nearly 2 inches up at Cuchara.  Summer showers are pretty unpredictable.  They may move right up one valley and be totally dry a half mile away.  The afternoon clouds are beautiful and it cools off the entire valley. 

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Jul 24 2008


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Another busy weekend is coming up.  Something for everyone.  Food at the Francisco Fort 50 th Anniversary,  food at the Stock Grower’s Assn. Banquet and more food at the Methodist Church  Bake Sale/Bazaar.  Fun for all as Lathrop State Park hosts a Birds of Prey presentation,  our neighbor geologist David Moore hosts a hike/tour focused on the geologic features of the surrounding dike walls,  Opening Weekend for our Theater performing their Summer Melodrama  and the 43rd Annual Cuchara Hermosa Art Show.   And wait til you see the activities for the following weekend.   

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Jul 20 2008

Francisco Fort Day

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A big weekend is coming up here in La Veta.  The annual Francisco Fort Day is set for July 26.  Festivities begin early with a pancake breakfast and continue all day at the museum with stories, costumes, blacksmithing demonstrations, live entertainment and a hearty chuckwagon lunch in between.

 The weekend also includes our annual melodrama performances.  Beginning Friday evening and running through the next two weekends, come see “Foiled by an Innocent Maid ” at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts.     

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Jul 13 2008

Breakfast Burrito

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We had a Santa Fe friend visiting this weekend so Liz cooked up some breakfast burritos and we took a breakfast picnic up to Wahatoya Camps (aka Little Kansas).  After passing through all the quaint old cabins we hiked up the stream to our picnic spot.  The dogs played in the creek, we ate and talked and just relaxed.  A beautiful morning here in the valley. 

Yesterday evening we took her over to the pasture to see the horses.  And to our surprise, we found a small bunch of elk right in with the horses.  Lots of small elk calves no more then a month old were with them. Quite a sight.

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Jul 10 2008

Where are we headed?

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Which way now? 


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Jul 09 2008

Summer Catalog

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Our Bachman summer catalog is now in.  Beautiful photography,   “Great Escape” articles and all of our wonderful property Listings in La Veta, Cuchara and surrounding area. See our website at

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Jul 08 2008

Great time-saver tool

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Here is a great little time-saving gadget.  If you have ever misfiled something in your computer or can’t recall where you saw it or how you saved it, then this tool is for you.  With just one search, Google Desktop searches every item in your own computer.  Email, favorites, files, bookmarks, documents, etc.  Anything you ever wrote, viewed or saved is indexed in one place.  Try it out at

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Jul 07 2008


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The July rain showers have finally arrived.  Cooler days with brief scattered showers across the region.  And a great time for early summer wildlife watching.  

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 Newborn fawns,  snoozing bears and young bucks with fuzzy velvet antlers.             

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Jul 01 2008

July 4 Parade

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So, when are the July 4 th Parades? 

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Well, in Cuchara it is ALWAYS held on July 4.  But in La Veta, it is held on the Saturday closest to July 4, which is actually July 5 this year.  So you can see both parades, plus Art in the Park, Rotary Bar-B-Q and more this weekend.  Happy 4 th, whenever that may be.

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Jul 01 2008

The Art of Living Well

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Our new 2008 color catalog is due from the printer on Thursday.  This year’s book features “Great Escapes” for your weekend retreat and more new beautiful property offerings than we have ever had before.  Call or email me for your own copy to be postal mailed to you. Meanwhile, check out just a few of the new great Listings here at

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