Are you ready to see lots of horses? I certainly hope so, because that's basically what I've got. You might remember, from last year, my dad, my sisters, some family friends who are basically family, and I make a trip down to visit the horses every Christmas Eve and on the way back, we wine taste! (I know Christmas was a lot of weeks ago...I'm a little behind).
This year was no exception and a on Christmas Eve, bright and early, we headed down the picturesque 101 to check out our equine friends.
The horses were in fine form and ready to be petted, nuzzled, and fed carrots by their adoring fans.
Most of the horses are "in the family way" and were quite eager to get some snacks.
Luckily we came armed with bags and bags of carrots.
"Excuse me, can I have a carrot?"
Even my lovely, one-year-old niece made the trip and got in on the horse-petting action.
It was a gorgeous day and we spent hours, getting better acquainted with the noble beasts.
I love when they have their scruffy winter coats.
But while all our horses were being loved on, there were some lonely little buggers in the pasture.
Not being the types to let animals go unloved, we ventured out into the field and were quickly surrounded by a heard of cautiously curious young horses.
They stuck pretty close together, stretching out their noses to check us out and eventually they let us give them some attention too.
They were even kind enough to pose for a picture or two.
And by the end of it we all had a few new four-legged friends.
Having gotten our fill of the ponies, we headed on over to Casa Dumetz to sample their tasting menu.
We sipped, tasted, savored, laughed, and even sang some Christmas carols in the warm and gracious company of the Casa Dumetz winemakers and wine-drinkers.
Before we knew it, the day was winding down and our glasses were empty.
This was by far, the best Christmas Eve trip to the horse farm. We had the best weather you could ask for, delicious wine, and the best company around. If you're in Los Alamos, or even just on your ways south, stop in to Casa Dumetz for a tasting, you won't regret it!