New Mexico Bucket List – H ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

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I feel like I have been inundating you with posts the last couple of days and I apologize for that. I have gotten behind on a couple of things since I took several days off last week to attend the Teach Them Diligently convention last weekend here in town. It was a lovely few days with wonderful speakers and a great vendor hall to explore. The girls even had a good time. I’ll share more soon but for now, on to the ABC Blogging and the letter H.

Hubbard Museum of the American West

This is a museum that is found in Ruidoso. It is a fabulous museum with lots of artifacts and examples of the things of the American west. There are five different parts to the museum – the outdoor sculpture “Free Spirits at Noisy Waters”, Images of the West, From Here to There, Anne Stradling Family Collection, and Carousel Horses.

One of my favorite parts is the outside statues titled “Free Spirits at Noisy Waters.” This is an exhibit that feature 8 horses that are 1 1/2 times normal size. They are large and lovely. You can get right up close to them and it is just lovely to wander through all of them. There are several horse breeds represented in the sculpture – Standardbred, Morgan, Arabian, Paint (mare and foal), Appaloosa, Quarter Horse, and Thoroughbred.

Inside you find the rest of the exhibits. From Here to There features modes of transportation in the American West, from different carriages to a chuck wagon to a hearse and more. There are over 20 examples. There is also a collection of saddles. Images of the West looks at how the west has been romanticized and includes lithographs, paintings, prints, bronzes, carvings, and kachinas from the Museum’s collections. The Anne Stradling Family Collection has various items that she collected over the years, with the dream of founding a Museum of the Horse. When she became ill, she offered the colletion to the Hubbards and the museum of her dreams came about. This collection is what she found and kept through her life from the age of six. There are three beautiful carousel horses on display at the museum, also.

This is a lovely museum to visit and has a collection like none other I have ever seen. It is a visit I definitely recommend if you find yourself in south central NM.

Hatch Chile

Hatch is THE place to get your chile from. There is nothing like it for taste and flavor. You might get some heat, too.

The chile that comes from Hatch just tastes better. Even here in central TX, I watch for the signs at our local HEB to see when their Hatch chile is coming in. Getting a bunch of it fresh roasted and packing it up for the freezer is something I try to do each year if I can. It is just the taste of NM.

Honestly, I haven’t visited Hatch during chile season but it would be such an enjoyable thing to do. One of these days . . . Until then, you can order Hatch chile online if you can’t find it locally. And it is totally worth it!

Lori, At Home.

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8 thoughts on “New Mexico Bucket List – H ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Kristen April 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm Reply

    The statues sound so interesting! I think my daughter would love to see and walk among the horses.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome April 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm Reply

      I wish I could have found my pictures of them. They are just lovely.

  2. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) April 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm Reply

    You taught me a new word today! kachinas I had never heard this word before.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome April 17, 2019 at 10:16 pm Reply

      See – that is something I love about all of this writing stuff. Kachinas are just a normal thing to be since I grew up around the native cultures that include these. Glad to help you learn something new.

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  4. Desiree W. June 4, 2021 at 10:01 am Reply

    I didn’t know about Hatch chiles! I want to try one now. Cool museum too!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 4, 2021 at 3:46 pm Reply

      Hatch chile is awesome! Nothing quite compares to them. At least in my opinion.

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