There's nothing quite like the way spring awakens our little corner of the North Valley. As the days lengthen ever so slightly and temperatures slowly begin to warm, our dedicated farmers germinate vegetables, herbs and flowers in the greenhouse, grown from seeds saved from previous seasons. Lavender cuttings from our fields were taken to the greenhouse during the winter months, have since sprouted roots, and are now transplanted into larger pots to encourage more growth. Daffodils and crocus will soon peek their heads above ground, and our flowering trees will burst into color seemingly overnight. Migrating Canada geese have already made the farm their winter home, and will likely welcome a gaggle of goslings who sweetly parade across the property and learn how to swim in our lotus pond.
There are so many ways to celebrate the one you love this Valentine's Day Weekend on the farm. Treat your someone special (and yourself) to a romantic, relaxing experience at the Hacienda Spa. Embrace quality time together while you indulge with our signature 80-minute couple's Hacienda Massage and botanical foot scrub to exfoliate and improve circulation, followed with a Lavender Salve massage and hot towel wrap. After your treatment, toast to your love with a glass of champagne in one of our serene lounges. The Valentine's Hacienda Massage for Two is available the entire month of February. $500 per couple. Please call the Hacienda Spa at 505-308-3453 to book.
The new year and cool winter weather begs us to slow down, reflect and find time to focus on ourselves. There's no better way to embrace well-being than to experience botanically based treatments at the Hacienda Spa. As a special thank you to our neighbors for your constant support, we're delighted to offer an exclusive 20% discount on any treatment at the Hacienda Spa on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March 16, 2022 to all New Mexico residents. Please note, this discount may only be booked by calling the Spa at 505-308-3453, and a valid NM ID must be presented upon arrival.
Sometimes an escape in our own backyard is just what we need, especially after a busy holiday season. We're delighted to extend a very special discounted rate at the Inn, available exclusively for New Mexico residents. This exceptional rate starts at $242 before taxes and is available any day of the week from January 3 through March 15, 2022. Please note, this rate is valid on new reservations only and a valid New Mexico ID must be presented at check in. Blackout dates apply.
Our mission is to preserve the historic Los Poblanos Ranch by cultivating a dynamic business dedicated to sustainable agriculture, hospitality, historic preservation and community. As such, we perpetuate the agricultural history by maintaining an active organic farm. And what would a working farm be without animals? The presence of animals on our farm adds a lovely element of surprise and delight to anyone who comes across them, and they are a nod to the long agricultural history of the property. From the original Indigenous farmers who likely had animals to help support their needs long ago, to the Simms family's model experimental farm of the 1930s and 1940s, there's no doubt animals have been an integral part of Los Poblanos agricultural history.
These days, we're feeling pretty festive here on the farm. Over the last week, we've transformed the property from a celebration of the fall harvest season to a spectacular display of holiday cheer. The pumpkins and corn have given way to Christmas trees and wreaths. The distinctive scent of piñon wood burning in our outdoor chimeneas and the sight of migratory sandhill cranes flying gracefully overhead are two familiar signs that winter is indeed here.
From our family to yours, thank you.
As we reflect on the last year, we are reminded of how lucky we are to have you all as part of the Los Poblanos extended family. The winter season is a time to slow down and take a moment for reflection and gratitude. During our own reflection time of the many things we have to be grateful for, you are on the top of our list. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Los Poblanos, our products and to the community. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season.
In New Mexico, the days are getting shorter and cooler weather is setting in. The winter season is upon us. As our daily routines subtly shift with the weather, our skincare routines should do the same. Our seasonal facials change every few months and are thoughtfully crafted with our climate and seasonal habits in mind.
From the first deep breath of refreshing high desert air on a crisp, sunny morning to the scent of piñon wood burning in fireplaces and chimeneas across our property, the winter season at Los Poblanos is nothing short of magical. Just ask our many repeat visitors: there's something indescribable, but utterly enchanting, about Los Poblanos this time of year. With restorative spa treatments, organic field-to-fork menus, plenty of activities and 25 acres to explore, it's easy to spend several days on the farm without ever turning on your car.
Water is the most precious resource we have, and without thoughtful consideration, the importance of this treasured life source can be overlooked. With our extensive farming initiatives here at Los Poblanos, it could be very easy to use more water than necessary. However, stewardship is one of our foundational core values and we actively work to use water in careful, strategic ways.
The Pueblo Peoples of the southwest had created acequia systems to irrigate their dryland farming long before the Spaniards arrived with the systems that for them originated in the Middle East. Drawing water from the Rio Grande, acequias are still at work in New Mexico today. Just like natural rivers and streams, they create agroecosystems that promote soil conservation and the creation of healthy soil, while also forming wildlife habitats. These gravity-flow ditches are maintained by the community under an elected official called the mayordomo.