Explore Bosque Farms, NM
By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
1210 West Bosque Loop Welcome to Fabulous Bosque Farms. This is one of the most prime properties to have, located in the Heart of Bosque Farms. It offers 2 fully fenced-in acres., A barn and Stalls that would be great for animals. The back arena is very large. The home itself is stunning; Pride of ownership! The master suite/loft is very roomy with a gorgeous bathroom and lots of closet space. This fabulous oasis also included a mother-in-law suite that is fully handicap accessible. It is very large and accommodating for any type of use. Two working wells are a huge plus considering It is also connected to city water and city sewer. If something ever happened to the city sewer, no worries, there is fully functioning septic system for back up. This Beautiful Bosque Home will not last lon...
By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
875 Velvet Drive This beautiful 1/2 Acre lot is sitting the heart of Bosque Farms. This property is allowed up to 2 horses, you are also allowed to have any other animals except for pigs. Bonus- a giant 25 x 50 hay barn in the back. This well maintained house has been recently updated with wood floors throughout. new counter tops, refrigerated air, and Roll Down Storm Shutters. Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 0
We've had an icy start to the New Year here in Bosque Farms, with single-digit temperatures. We had a bit of snow a couple of days ago, but it vanished quickly, as is usual here in NM. Now we've got lovely, sunny skies, but I'm looking out at lovely, ice-sheathed grass blades on my lawn! Husband Brian decided to turn on the sprinklers yesterday, and it was so cold that it froze as it landed, encapsulating each blade of grass individually, for our own miniature "ice storm" effects... Crunchy under the feet, for the feel of a "back east" winter here in sunny New Mexico!
By Brian Warden
(Choices Real Estate)
Comments 0
The 2010 Bosque Farms Fair came off as usual this past first weekend in August. Families with young children are the first and main focus of this annual event, and this year was no different. Horse events like western pleasure riding, reining and barrel racing abounded, with several age classes including adults, but only a few of the latter participated. Inside and outside were the usual art displays, canned goods competition, and church and political party booths. Outside was the rodeo arena and the food, lots of it from barbecue to sno-cones. For us grown-ups, besides the food, there's a great antique car show with prizes for almost every entrant. Lots of memories! This is a fun event, not a serious competition, and the kid in every grownup had a blast looking at these antiques. The p...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 9
Copyright Laura Warden, Choices Real Estate. Albuquerque Horse Property Specialist.
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 3
Did you know that there is a quick and easy way to tell whether the fruits or vegetables you buy are genetically modified?                 I didn't. In fact, I've thought for a long time that the government should require GM food to be clearly labeled as such. One of the folks I follow on Twitter tweeted yesterday that there actually IS as way to tell, quickly and easily, and provided a link to all the details. A big thank you to "jandreadis" for the tip, an for the full scoop, see www.plantea.com/genetically-modified-food.html ) According to this article, by Marion Owen, the key is in those lovely little sticky labels they so irritatingly attach to produce in the store. All those little numbers actually mean something, and part of the code they include will let you know whether the pro...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 6
Each day lately, I enjoy watching a great example of self-sacrificing parenthood--- in my garden!     A couple of weeks ago, I discovered a pair of little birds who got very agitated whenever I headed over to my beans and pumpkin patch. One or the other of them would fly at me, land nearby and twitter away at me, then run off and start pretending to be a poor, broken-winged bird. I'd never seen this before, but had read of it, and realized that some birds do this to try to lure dangerous predators away from their nests.     I looked around, and sure enough, right there on the ground in a yet-unplanted section of garden was a little nest with four cute, mottled little eggs in it. In researching, I find that my brave little bird couple are apparently killdeer, so-called for their agitated...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 2
With all due respect to Robert Burns, a "red, red rose" has always seemed, well, ordinary, to me in comparison with some of the other options that are out there. And while a single, long-stemmed rose, or even a fragrant bouquet is all well and good, there's a limit to their staying power.     Who was it that pointed out the difference between giving a man a fish and teaching him to fish? Well, there's a similar difference between giving a rose (a red, red rose or any other kind) and giving ongoing roses...     My love, (Brian, my husband of 27 years) hit the jackpot with me for my birthday last month by gifting me with not one, not a dozen, but a whole rose bush that I planted in my backyard rose garden here in Bosque Farms, NM.     And I was ecstatic when that bush started blooming thi...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 2
Probably sounds ridiculous to those not really familiar with the Albuquerque, NM area, but our New Mexico desert is actually home to loads of water birds!    More particularly, my backyard right here in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, hosts loads of waterfowl on a regular basis!     The key, of course, is water, and we've definitely got that here along the Rio Grande Valley.   We regularly ditch-irrigate our pastures, grow a huge organic garden, and play host to some gorgeous, and even threatened, species of waterfowl! The other day, after irrigating our pastures, I noticed some long-legged water birds that I had never seen before, and got some photos. My daughter and I then dragged out our resource books and computers, and identified these unusual visitors as black-necked stilts, a specied l...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 9
I'm so lucky to live where I live, here in Bosque Farms, NM! Take a look, and see what I mean! I've got 1. wonderful, "Land of Enchantment" sunsets and rainbows to look at right outside my front door           2. plenty of water to grow a huge, food-factory-size garden, despite living in a "desert" state           3. cranes, ducks, geese, and other waterfowl hanging out in my pastures and flying overhead along the Rio Grande           4. lush pastures for my little herd of horses (a necessity for a "horse property specialist," right?           5. and a cozy, old-fashioned brick house whose dutiful little woodstove and aged hardwood floors warm the cockles of my heart           Welcome to my world!  
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 10
Last week I ran post about how I seem to have gotten rid of pocket gophers by using red balloons: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1005512/Got-Gophers-Get-Red-Balloons Based on a hint from my sister, whose 3-year-old son had gotten rid of their gophers problem by stuffing a red balloon down the gopher hole, I tried the same trick on the pocket gopher(s) that had been destroying my front lawn for a year. It seemed to do the trick, but sounded too weird to be possible. I kept wondering if maybe my gopher had just take the day off, or perhaps stayed in bed with a 48-hour bug. But no-- It's been more than 10 days now, and no more gopher holes anywhere! Yeah, I know, it could be coincidence--- maybe the gopher(s) just happened to die of old age the same day I stuck the balloons down their hol...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 1
With a nod to Seals & Crofts memorable lyrics, it can truly be said that Bosque Farms real estate prices have truly kept going "Up, Always Up," even through the "doom and gloom" market of 2008! Just take a look at the statistics: These are the average sales prices for single-family, detached homes in the Bosque Farms/Peralta area of New Mexico for the past five years, based on data from the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. One can see at a glance that greenbacks invested in the green valley area of Bosque Farms have been safely invested. Sales prices have gone up significantly every single year over the previous year, even during 2008, a year when the media outdid both Jeremiah and Chicken Little with their gloom & doom reports about real estate, even here in New Mexico! In ...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 14
Ever visited friends or relatives in Europe? If so, maybe you've been impressed, as I was, with how much Europeans walk or bike for their various daily errands. Our friends and relative in Germany and Holland wouldn't think of wasting gas to go out and pick up groceries, for instance. They'd head out to a local market on foot, or on a bicycle equipped with a little carrier basket, instead, and reap the multiple advantages of better health, trimmer waistlines, lower fuel costs, and cleaner local air! Now, part of the reason for that is that Europeans have eschewed ourr typical suburban sprawl, so that local markets, bakeries, butchers, etc., are all in pretty close proximity to our friends' homes. But I've started wondering whether I couldn't put some of that "walk-or-bike" mentality in...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 10
The latest buzz about honey is that it can actually help eliminate or reduce seasonal allergies, but there's one caveat: it's got to be very, very LOCAL honey! Here's the idea: Since bees make honey from pollen, which they collect from flowers in their area, by eating local honey produced right in your own neighborhood, you will be ingesting the same pollens that trouble you come spring. According to a recent article at www.citynews.ca, it's also important that the honey be raw and unfiltered, so as to tetain these pollens and not have them filtered out. This gradual exposure to the local pollens is thought to build the immune response to the pollens, much as immunological injections from an allergist gradually work to reduce the "hay-fever" symptoms of seasonal allergies to various pol...
By Brian Warden
(Choices Real Estate)
Comments 4
Every year, the village of Bosque Farms, NM, hosts an old-fashioned community fair, the likes of which you might think haven't been seen since the days of Mayberry! Bosque Farms has perhaps the oldest annual community fair in the country--- it's been a continuous event for nearly 70 years! Every summer, Bosque Farms residents get together for fun, entertainment, and some "show-off" time: there is a huge list of competitions available in which residents can demonstrate that "they're #1!" For generations, local kids have had the opportunity to show off their rabbits, sheep, poultry, and other farm animals; to win blue ribbons for baking, canned goods, art work, garden produce, or 4H projects while Mom and Grandma collect blue ribbons for their canning, baking, and needlework, and then com...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 17
I never thought it was legal to sell raw milk. Surely that whole pasteurization process is what makes milk safe to drink, isn't it? I'd heard that you could, of course, milk your own cow and drink the stuff if you wanted to, but that you couldn't sell it to anyone else. Turns out I was wrong, and Bosque Farms, New Mexico has its own little dairy that sells fresh, raw milk, but only in Valencia County! I was alerted to this little gem of a dairy by a recent article in the Valencia County News Bulletin, which detailed the hands-on production at this little farm at 150 Country Lane in Bosque Farms. Turns out that Mark and Bernadette Simons and their children Luke Simons and Megan Ripper have a very limited quantity of both cow's milk and goat's milk that you can buy, fresh from the cow, t...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 0
Bosque Farms, New Mexico, is a horseman's dream of a place to live.We may have more horses than human residents, and it seems at least half the folks in town own horses. That means we have a LOT of horse properties, ranging from those suitable for just a backyard horse or two, to full-scale commercial operations. With a village motto of "Preserving Rural America," Bosque Farms is very, very horse-friendly. Combine that with the availability of irrigated valley land at a price far cheaper than that in the North Valley or Corrales, and Bosque Farms is one of the best bets around central New Mexico for equestrians to live! Horse properties in Bosque Farms range from around $100,000 for smaller manufactured homes, to well over a million for elegant homes on substantial acreage. Take a look ...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 0
Bosque Farms, NM has a new English tack store and boutique: Paddock Saddlery.This new store also carries some Western tack and apparel, and opened for business July 7, 2007. Paddock saddlery features fine English tack, show clothing, boutique wear, and gifts and jewelry for horse enthusiasts.Owner Colleen Rieder felt that the area needed a tack store emphasizing the English disciplines, and has designed Paddock Saddlery to be more than just a retail shop. Experienced staff are available to help beginning riders get started, or to assist seasoned show competitors with their needs. The store also plans to provide an alterations person, and offer discounts to trainers. Colleen also envisions the store as an important networking resource for area horsemen.Located in horse-friendly Bosque Fa...
By Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate
(Century 21 Camco Realty)
Comments 3
Bosque Farms, New Mexico, has one of the longest-running, old-time community fairs in the country! Next weekend, August 2-5, 2007, will mark the 68th Annual Bosque Farms Community Fair!The Bosque Farms Community Fair was first organized in 1939, shortly after Bosque Farms was first settled. Every year since then, the small community of Bosque Farms has sponsored this town-wide event that now feels like a step back into yester-year, with such favorite events as a toad races, a greased-pole climb, three-legged races for the kids and rolling-pin throws for the grandmas, plus a talent show for all ages. The community-wide parade features loads of local horsemen and groups competing for the best float, and there are also plenty of opportunities to compete in the horse show, rodeo, or livesto...

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