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Dirtrider's Blog – February 2017 Archive (2)

In the shadow of mighty men

As you all know, we have decided to live as close to pioneer days as we can in the ghost town of Cuchillo, NM.  There are 30 or so folks still working the ground, some pecan trees, and some beef.  The valley of Cuchillo is deep enough to keep the curious from finding it by chance.  Only going to Winston or Chloride, old mining towns can one come across this place.  Warm Springs, aka Ojo Caliente, is only 20 miles by crow.  Now, living in the shadow of the…


Added by dirtrider on February 15, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Made it to Cuchillo, NM

We got the herd into NM with no major setbacks.  Settled in behind the Cafe, which is now closed.  Spent many afternoons here with Tony and Melissa, sitting in the shade, between visits by customers.  Those folks grew fewer and fewer, until the Cafe could no longer cover the expenses.  Now it is empty of all things, but memories and idle equipment.

We are in a 110+ year old house of mud brick and adobe.  It too, in the night, resounds with the voices of days gone by.  We have our…


Added by dirtrider on February 1, 2017 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

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