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Anna’s Home and Garden Opens March 15

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Greetings from Anna’s Home and Garden!

It has been quite a busy time of hammering, painting, setting things up and taking things down and almost forgetting that we’ve been having some quiet, magnificent, soaking rains.

None of us can get enough of it, and breathing the early morning moisture brings back the lushness of the times when water seemed more plentiful and the coolness of the shade stretched far beyond adobe walls and kitchen screen doors.

Please come and visit when we open on Saturday, March 15, and soak up some fresh morning delight with our colorful Brazilian hammocks (Yes, you can try them out!), sustainable Eucalyptus patio chairs, East Indian baskets, charming old world Mexican pottery and vases, bird baths, multi-colored hose sprayers, organic soil amendments, BBB seeds, High Country cacti and Agave, Black Gold seedling and potting soils, frost cloth, walls of water and tools. We will be adding to our initial inventory a little bit later in the month. This will include rain barrels, raised beds, springtime hanging baskets, veggie starters and organic herbs.

We want your gardening and conservation efforts to be both rewarding and beautiful. Please ask us questions, especially if you are new to gardening or new to the area. If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone who does.

Also, ask us about our mailing list and calendar of free educational events that will start on occasional Saturdays with local master gardeners and other related specialists. Bring your requests and suggestions so that we can serve you, our community, in the best way possible. We look forward to getting to know you!



Go Fly a Kite

Who is ready for spring?  We  love winter but are ready for warmer days and fun things to do outside that do not include snow. La Tienda is planning some kite flying days.

Picture a warm (or at least warmer)  Saturday afternoon with dozens of kites dancing in a clear blue sky.  La Tienda has some great open space to host a community kite flying day.  We are just starting to plan this event.  The problem is we don’t have any kite experts.  Is there anyone in the Eldorado area who knows kites? Let us know if you are interested helping plan this event.  Email

What is Ayurveda?

Marilynn Jacobs is a clinical ayurveda specialist.  On Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, Marilynn will teach the fundamentals of Ayurveda.

This alternative to western medicine has been around for thousands of years.  Some of its treatment methods, including the use of herbs and massage and yoga have become main stream in the West.

Ayurveda is about achieving health through balance.  Join Marilynn on Wednesday in Suite 101 for “The Fundamentals of Ayurveda” and discover  why the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda has endured for over 5,000 years and is considered to be the “Mother” of all the great healing systems. Get the ‘nuts and bolts’ of fundamental Ayurvedic principles.  Find out how the Doshas determine our physical appearance, behaviors, and emotional tendencies.  Learn the types of dis-eases each Dosha manifests in the mind/body as a result of an imbalance. Take a Dosha test to discover your dominant constitutional type and discover some Dosha specific approaches for personal balancing and enhanced health.

The fee for this class is $15.  Contact Marilynn at 466-6707 to reserve your space.

Fiber Arts

Looking Glass Yarns is expanding!  Beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, we will be open every Monday in our new space (on the East side of Building A, across from The Art Garden and behind Gene’s Sandwich Shop).  Please join us at 10:00 for coffee, knitting, and sharing ideas.   We are really wanting to develop a vibrant fiber arts center and studio in Eldorado.  We are looking for people who would like to teach classes, learn a skill, and most of all to have a place to meet with others who share the love of fiber arts. 







We will continue to have ongoing classes every Monday:  1:00 for Crochet and 2:00 for Knitting. In addition, we are planning on adding more open times and weekend classes.

Already scheduled are:

Freeform Elements   $30     Sunday, 3/14      Learn how to make scrumbles, motifs, and more using crochet hook, knitting needles, leftover yarn and imagination to create unique, one of a kind pieces .Only the most rudimentary skills are needed as there really are no rules for this technique.

Entrelac    $45 includes pattern/instructions       Saturday, 3/6      One of the most fascinating and intriguing knitting techniques, it looks as if lengths of knitted fabric are woven together.  I just took this class, and I have hardly been able to put it down since.  An added bonus is learning how to knit backwards so that you can knit short rows without turning your work.  Class includes instruction in knitting backwards and making an entrelac scarf.  You will also be prepared for the advanced project and class in late March or early April.

Also scheduled are 2 sessions for the February Block of the Month.  This requires preregistration, so be sure to get your January block kit ASAP if you want to join in the fun.  The monthly lesson and meeting are included in the price of the kit ($15), so if you are part of his group, be sure to let us know which session you would like to attend:  Monday 2/15  or Monday 2/22, both at 11-12 noon.  If you can’t make it to either of these, check out our website for Luisa St. times and dates.  Each month you can choose from a number of sessions.

Classes already being planned include Socks, Spinning, My First Sweater, Fair Isle Hat, and lots more.

If you are interested in signing up for a class, or would like to share ideas with us, propose a class or activity,  or would just like more information, please call or email us.  You can reach us at:   or by calling us at  995-9649.  You can also visit our web site at