Harvest Festival At Wildlife West 8.16-17.14

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon
From: Wildlifewest Park <wildlifewestpark@msn.com>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 9:39 AM
Subject: Wildlife West Harvest Fest 8/16 & 17

Harvest Festival at Wildlife West


The annual Harvest Festival is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014, at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. It’s a time to celebrate the area’s culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. Visitors will experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos. The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Foundation provided funding for the museum and the collection of farming equipment.


The Festival opens on Saturday morning with a tractor parade beginning at 9 a.m. at Wildlife West, traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company. The tractor games will be held on Sunday this year, beginning at 2 p.m. on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn.


Visitors can stroll through the park and have fun experiencing an old west atmosphere. They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), and see blacksmith demonstrations, weaving and spinning demonstrations, and antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.


Other activities include behind the scenes black bear tours, snake and reptile identification presentations by the New Mexico Herpetological Society, and artistic chainsaw techniques demonstration by Mark Chavez, renowned chainsaw artists. Then take an old-fashioned hayride around the park. There will be games for children, opportunity to experience wildlife up close, and artists and vendors.


Anasazi Fields Winery will be on hand on Saturday for wine tasting. Throughout the weekend, the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.


Don’t miss the Chuckwagon Dinner Show on Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m. Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening free-flight peregrine falcon show, pie auction, barbeque dinner and Holy Water & Whiskey western-swing music concert. Reservations for the dinner show are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show. Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.


All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to the park: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 students and children under 5 are free. Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater. Plus free dry camping and parking.

 Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit http://www.wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Harvest Festival:

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014
Where: Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
Saturday 8/16
9 a.m. Tractor Parade
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake & reptile identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, food and wine tasting
6 p.m. Free-flight peregrine falcon show
7 p.m. Chuckwagon dinner (must RSVP by 2 pm day of show)
8 p.m. Holy Water & Whiskey western music
Sunday 8/17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, & food vendors
2 p.m. Tractor games



Old Friends Reunited

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These two old friends show their love for each other as they are reunited after over twenty-two years of having been separated. This was first posted in 2011, but it will still affect you in a most touching way.

We could say something about how this video demonstrates the reason republicans chose this animal as their mascot,  but we wont.:



Venture Off The Beaten Path

A flap of the flat cap to Mel’s Daily Video, Black Beauty Ranch.org and Texas Country Reporter:

A Day In The Sun At The Black Beauty Ranch

Today we visit one of the most diverse animal sanctuary in the country. Abuse, neglect, experimentation.. all nasty memories that begin to fade away for the animals at Black Beauty Ranch. Suffering has been replaced with kindness. These 1200 acres serve as an apology from mankind to the rest of the animal kingdom… Ben Callison & Noelle Almrud Black Beauty Ranch blackbeautyranch.org 12526 County Road 3806 Murchison, TX 75778 Phone: 903-469-3811 Like Texas Country Reporter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TexasCountryReporter

Abandoned Dog Shot 38 Times

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It is difficult to fathom man’s inhumanity to his own specie, but it is also not easy to account for the cruelty he inflicts on man’s best friend and other animals.  Here’s a video which is sure to cause consternation and sadness to animal lovers.

Click on the blue link just below:

Dog Shot 38 Times

Treasures Close To Edgewood

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Tourism is a very serious business!

Many people including local government leaders do not understand the importance of tourism to their community’s overall economic well-being. People who are considering moving a business to a new community often start with a visit to a local tourism attraction. To lose a tourism industry is to lose the basis for your economic development. These quotes are from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, world tourism consultant.

New Mexico tourism is a 6.1 billion dollar impact to the economy annually. It is the second largest industry behind the government. It is a clean industry with very little impact on the infrastructure because tourists spend money and leave to go home afterwards.

Edgewood has two very important tourist attractions with SASS Founders Ranch and Wildlife West Nature Park. People from all over the world and all over the country come to Edgewood to visit and celebrate the many events held at these two locations. The documented economic impact of these two attractions is in the millions of dollars with motels, restaurants, retailers, fuel providers, auto repair, and fees for various services all adding to the gross receipts that directly benefit all area residents. This is important new revenue that doesn’t come from local taxpayers. It is critical that all community residents and leaders understand and support these events and attractions.


Roger Alink, Founder of Wildlife West Nature Park

Editor’s note:  For those Edgewood and area residents who, for whatever reason, have never made it to Wildlife West to experience all of treasures found there … your failure to visit is truly your loss.

Take some time to learn about the local (right in your backyard) attractions.

It’s a Jack Russell Christmas Somewhere!

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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I love dogs and I especially love Chinese Pugs, Jack Russell Terriers, and Corgi/Jack Russell crosses. Perhaps it is because we have a Pug and a Cojack and never tire of  watching their antics … well, most of the time!  I posted a Jack Russell Christmas video last year and will post it again this year, along with a couple of others. I hope you enjoy the dogs and the message, however subtle:

The next one:

Here’s the final one.  Now go out to your nearest shelter and save a dog, or even a cat or kitten!

Here’s a link to an alert Cojack

Have a wonderful Christmas or if you celebrate some other religious holiday during this season, I pray your particular celebratory day or period will be rewarding.

Thanks to all the dogs, pups, owners and video artists who put together these wonderful presentations.  You have blessed us.

Dear Deer,

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What can the matter be?

And the deer said — I’m freezing.  And the people said — We will rescue you!  And they did — then the Deer  Sheriff, silly as could be — gave them a citation.  Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!  And with all due respect — Maybe a little ignorant!

The Perils Of Bambi for the story in print

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What To Call A Group Of Turkeys

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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I’m sure that NOW and NARAL would answer, “Men,” but we are asking the question as it applies to a familiar feathered friend.  The answer would be, a rafter or a gang.  So, now you know, or at least you know what the United States Geological Service website provides.  The website covers the name for groups of many animal and invertebrate groups and I have to say that some of the names sound suspiciously contrived, although interesting.  Here’s the link to the Animal Congregations web site.

Well, now you know how to call the name of many animal groupings.  I hope the increased familiarness, because of your new knowledge, will not interfere with your enjoyment of whatever portion of bird or beast you intend to orally attack this fine Thanksgiving.

There is a great possibility that those volunteers for cooking today are seriously tardy in performing all the intricate details of basting, stuffing and other unnatural or common maneuvers forced on the corpse or body parts of celebratory animals.  To assist, albeit late in coming, I offer the following video containing links to more video magic bird cooking for the holidays:

Now that you’ve seen the videos, you’re probably asking if it would be okay to toss the bird (no pun intended) and rush to a turkey buffet offered by a restaurant … no, it would not.  But you really should pay attention to the links found below and wonder along with me about why there is little to-do offered for the lowly ham, ducks, geese and smaller birds. .