gene and i fell in love with san miguel twenty years ago on our first visit. we searched for many years to find the place of our dreams here and the realtor and all our friends thought we were crazy when we bought a totally dilapidated ruin. it took a lot of time and some tears, but mainly lots of love for us to convert the ruin into what it is today. it is truly a dream come true. we live here with our five horses and wake up in paradise every day. clear, blue skies, perfect weather almost year round, birdsong, magnificent specimen cactus and mesquite trees, the peaceful feeling of living in the country with all the convenience of town. we have hosted the santa fe photography workshop and various charity events, but mostly we keep to ourselves. gene creates one of a kind, handmade leather bags and i devote my time to my horses, my passion.