Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Visiting the Farm & Ranch Museum

Today we visited the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum which is in Las Cruces.  We would highly recommend this as a stop if you are ever in the area.  As the name suggests, the museum focuses on the history of farming and ranching in New Mexico starting with the Native Americans and going to the modern day.  They have a wide variety of farm animals along with several orchards and gardens.  There are numerous displays of historical farm equipment located all around the museum grounds.  They also have live demonstrations of dairy cow milking, weaving, quilting, and blacksmithing.  The cost is $5 per person and $3 for 60+ so it is a great value.  They are located within a couple mile of the interstate and have a large lot to accommodate any size RV.



Each of the blocks in this “quilt” was made from a wood carving…


This was part of a special exhibit for New Mexico’s 100th anniversary of state hood.





This was a live demonstration of spinning wool into yarn.


This is a pair of owls that spend the day in the rafters above the main entrance.


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