To get to Albuquerque with the pickup in tow we drove through Deming (buy gasoline at $.40 savings over Silver City) then Hatch and up I-25.
There are several or actually many chile stores in Hatch. I like the looks of this one.
If you look closely you can see the red chile peppers in this field. When the chiles are first ready for picking they are green and the farmers pick green chile for a month or so.
Then they let the peppers ripen and turn red on the plants and then pick these and let them dry for sale as red chile. You can see them drying on this roof.
|From Jo's Paintings|