A curandera’s mission: healing the body and soul

Photo: Tina Larkin Originally published in The Taos News Patricia Padilla is an eighth-generation curandera fromEl Paso,Texas. She now lives inTaos, where she also works in her art. Her latest project is a Mayan calendar Tarot deck. Curanderismo is an ancient form of healing. The word comes from the verb curar, that in Spanish means…

Getting rid of those pesky critters

Originally published in The Taos News How to pest-proof your garden After you have toiled and sweated for weeks planting a garden, the last thing you want is to wake up one morning and discover that rabbits, prairie dogs, voles or other voracious critters have feasted on your beloved veggies the previous night. Or that…

Katy George: a woman of many hats

Originally published in The Taos News Hats have a variety of functions—shielding the head from the cold weather, the sun or the rain, making short people look taller, masking a bad hair day and adding a personal, classy touch to the general appearance. The hot, dry summers ofNew Mexicodefinitely call for their use to protect…