Saturday we took a trip to Santa Fe, mainly because I wanted to sneak in a visit to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market before we depart the area for a while.
There were lots of wonderful vendors. This booth was selling all kinds of dried herbs and flowers and they also had feathers. Yes, feathers. They were really beautiful.
There were lots of plants.
And spring veggies.
I especially wanted to visit the Milk and Honey Soap Company booth because I had read an article about the owner in a local publication and thought the products looked really great. I wanted to try them out to see if they would work well with hand knit wash cloths for gifts.
I purchased one of the soap bars (left) and one of the lotion bars (right). They smell wonderful. One is mint and the other is lavender.
I love the molds they use to make them. They have lots more designs and fragrances on their website.
We also made a quick visit to a new yarn shop in Santa Fe, Looking Glass Yarn and Gifts. It’s small but great and the owner is very friendly and helpful.
Yesterday we participated in a great cycling event with the Taos Cycle Club. It was out at Wild Rivers Recreation area near the Colorado border. John cycled with four other guys from Taos–40 miles. Others cycled in the park on the smooth paved road for rides from 4 to 17 miles, while still others road the Rinconada loop on mountain bikes. I did the short 4 mile paved road ride, but I also took Mishka for a walk on one of the hiking trails.
Then we all had a picnic. It was a wonderful day with perfect weather, and lots of people of all ages showed up to take part.
Today we start packing in earnest. John’s already crinkling packing paper behind me trying to get me to hurry up.