A friendly rural parish where lambs and kid goats are the lawnmowers.
Dear Parishioners of St. Edwin, The past year has been one of blessings and growth. With the talented labor of our parishioners the classroom-wing renovation project, launched with a grant from the Catholic Foundation, has been completed. We started with six tiny rooms and finished with four more spacious rooms. We are especially happy for the teachers whose various classes were held together in the parish hall for several months. On another front, our beautiful family folklore dance troupe has completed its second year to the delight of our parishioners. A second group of new parishioners has formed a group of matachines. Their energetic practices easily qualify as aerobic exercise. Their major performance each year is for Our Lady of Guadalupe, with a novena in preparation. One of their days was spent at our Advent Reconciliation Service, and another at our vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception. You can find their link below.   Back at the ranch our bees outdid themselves and  provided us with eleven pounds of honey. It seems they took advantage of the New Mexico wildflowers planted from seed last spring. Now during the cold months the worker bees huddle around their queen in a ‘winter cluster’ and flutter their wings to keep everybody warm. Nearby our five Navajo Churro sheep have proved easy to care for and gentle with the children. With Copper the Ram on site, we are already being blessed with lambs and more lambs! One random sheep we keep around gave birth to twins on November 27; still another gave birth to twins on December 12. Our four nanny goats had a great year and gave us some milk each day. A fifth nanny goat is now mature and will hopefully join the team next year. We invited a buck in November and so look forward to lots of kid-goats in the spring. As for food, two of our one-acre permanent pastures planted with Brutus fescue grass in the spring of 2018 are now mature enough for grazing. Fr. Peter