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Monday, December 18th, 2006

No Trespassing

As you drive the backroads around Mesilla, through the 18,000+ acres of pecans in the county, you will see these little signs every where:

Why such concern about trees? They are not going to be damaged by people walking under them.

Here’s the reason:



Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Two Lanes

Two of Mesilla’s tranquil lanes, reflecting the pleasant pace of life here.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Ironworks Unlimited

The best place in the Mesilla Valley to get custom metal work.

You won’t find Ironworks Unlimited near the plaza. It’s on a side road, but people who have been here awhile know where to find it. The owner does the work himself, and has been at this location since 1972.


Sunday, November 5th, 2006


Sitting on a wall, daydreaming in the Mesilla sun…


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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Rain Today

We’ve had about 20 hours of slow rain. It’s welcome and very pleasant, but comes at a bad time for local farmers.

San Albino this morning:

The Fountain Theater:

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Standing Cow

In a pasture south of the plaza…


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Monday, October 16th, 2006

Cafe Don Felix

Chile rellenos any one?

Cafe Don Felix is located opposite the southwest corner of Mesilla plaza. Sit on the patio at night and enjoy our great fall weather and great food.



Saturday, October 7th, 2006


The “harvest” moon rising this evening.

The moon tonight appeared 12 degrees wider than usual, due to moon’s position in relation to the earth.
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Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Freight Wagon

Before mechanical transport, hundreds of thousands of tons of goods were transported to Mesilla using freight wagons like this.

One early pioneer account, for example, relates an instance when 400 freight wagons were used to transport $100,000 worth of stores to Mesilla. These wagons were pulled by horses or mules.



Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Tree Regal

I think this is the oldest tree in Mesilla, perhaps the oldest in the valley. Why it’s growing in regal isolation on the edge of town, I do not know. Nor do I know how old it is.

This tree has lived so long, survived so much — it should be recognized as the majestic living thing it is and protected. Vivat rex!

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