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Hoping your 2014 is off to a wonderful start. We’re sending you happy winter wishes from OLD NEW MEXICO! Jimmy and I visited El Rancho De Las Golondrinas to bring you a special category about the good ol’ days in Santa Fe.

Clue Crew Notes From the Road: Kelly In Old New Mexico

"The Ranch of the Swallows" is a historic rancho, now a living history museum that dates from the early 1700s. It was an important paraje, or stopping place, along the Royal Road (El Camino Real) from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Check out more about the living museum here: http://www.golondrinas.org

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As I stepped into the animal holding area, I immediately understood where the term “sheepish” comes from. All the animals moved to the far corner of the pen and simply stared, except one that sauntered right up to me once he saw that I had food. As it turned out, that special sheep was more or less adopted and raised by a domesticated dog! Somehow it made perfect sense, as he acted like a curious puppy. 

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This shot was a trade-off for Jimmy: while he stayed a bit warmer near the oven, he also found himself inhaling a lot of smoke at the same time. Little details like that always make smooth clue delivery a little more challenging, but he pulled it off beautifully, as always.

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Tune in today to see if you know the right answer to this clue: Somewhat popular even in today’s modern fashion world are the zigzag and diamond patterns most often associated with this particular tribe. 

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I always love shooting with animals for the exact same reason that Jimmy hates it: you never know what they are going to do! Luckily for me, my new friend was almost as calm as he was strong.

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