Today marks the feast day of San Ysidro, the patron saint of farmers, gardeners and laborers. An important figure around the farm, his remarkable story has been told for centuries. Ysidro and his wife, Maria, were poor farm laborers who went to mass every morning before going to work. Yet despite the hours of lost labor, the fields and plants were as well cared for as those of other laborers. When other farm workers became envious and told the landowner, it was discovered that while Ysidro and Maria were praying at mass, an angel was plowing their fields for them.
Dr. Armin Rembe - Doctor, Collector, Farmer, Preservationist, Master Beekeeper and beloved patriarch of the Rembe family, died peacefully at age 86 on Sunday, April 25, surrounded by his loving family at their home, the historic Los Poblanos Ranch.
Welcome Our New Rooms Manager, Beo Afantodji
It is our great pleasure to welcome new, dynamic personalities to the farm. With a complex and growing business model, we know that the success of Los Poblanos truly lies in the strength of the team. Searching high and low, we aspire to employ the best in the industry, whether they're coming from down the street or across the country. Today, we're thrilled to introduce Beo Afantodji, our new Rooms Manager, who moved cross-country from New England to join the Los Poblanos family.
As the historic Los Poblanos gardens burst into bloom, we are thrilled to announce tea season at La Quinta this May. The season will begin with Mother's Day Tea, followed by Afternoon Tea served each Wednesday and Sunday afternoon from May 12 through October 10. As our previous guests can attest, there's something transportive about spending an afternoon at La Quinta, and we can't wait to welcome you back for tea.
Meet Teresa Curl, Director of Retail & Brand Strategy
It is our great pleasure to welcome new, dynamic personalities to the farm. With a complex and growing business model, we know that the success of Los Poblanos truly lies in the strength of the team. Searching high and low, we aspire to employ the best in the industry, whether they're coming from down the street or across the country. Recently, we've discovered talent in our own backyard, and we're thrilled to introduce a new member of the Los Poblanos family to you.
We continue looking around the property to celebrate more of the talented, dedicated women here at Los Poblanos. If you've stayed with us, there's no doubt you've engaged with this wonderful team, from a warm welcome at check in to a crisply made bed.
Today, we continue looking around the property to celebrate more of the talented, dedicated women here at Los Poblanos. Our farm team is fortunate to have several amazing women in key roles to help create a functional and beautiful environment that's enjoyed by our staff and guests alike.
Over the past 100 years, a series of remarkable women have left an indelible mark on our historic property. This Women's History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible women who have shaped Los Poblanos into what it is today. All month long, we'll be showcasing their work and impact through storytelling and guided property tours. In the Farm Shop, you can find several books about or written by many important women of Los Poblanos, as well as incredible work by many talented women artisans.
This Los Poblanos love story begins in the most unusual of places, far from our farm in the Rio Grande Valley, in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol. As the 71st Congress was being called into session in March of 1929, two freshman members in the House of Representatives met for the first time: Albert Gallatin Simms of New Mexico and Ruth Hanna McCormick of Illinois.
Of the many New Mexican artists who worked on Los Poblanos Ranch and La Quinta in the 1930s, Gustave Baumann was certainly one of the most esteemed. The beautifully carved wood doors and fireplace mantle at La Quinta are the work of a master at the top of his game. What is perhaps less well known about Baumann, however, is that he had a wonderful sense of humor. And nowhere was this more apparent than in Baumann's annual holiday card tradition.