We never would have imagined when students were sent home from school in March, they’d still be studying from home in fall. We’ve all learned to be nimble adapters to the changes that seem to come at us daily, including how to work from home ourselves while helping our children learn online. Home office spaces in a variety of formats have become even more valuable, with parents and kids competing for work surfaces and bandwidth. In this issue, we tell you about some homes with workspace options that might make your at-home life a little easier.
Speaking of homes, the housing market in our area is hot, so we’re sharing some pro tips on upgrades that may help your home better compete in today’s market. However, if you’re staying put or just moved into a new place, how about making your backyard someplace you can really enjoy in our delicious fall weather? We share ideas for creating your own backyard paradise in this issue.
Fall is my favorite time of year in the Southwest, as cooler temperatures tempt me to get back outdoors after a summer of indulging in air conditioning. We figure you’d like to opt to go outdoors, too, and present readers with a range of suggestions, from following the fall migration of birds, planting your fall garden, digging deeper into the outdoors with nature journaling, and heading to an altitude of 9,000 feet in Cloudcroft to discover all they have to offer while experiencing the beauty of the fall colors. We also suggest other places to visit, like the Salinas pueblo missions and Leasburg Dam State Park.
What’s fall without some yummy treats and spooky stories? Our writers bring those to you, too, with some fantastic fall crafts and mysteries and legends of the Borderlands. If you’re into fiber arts, don’t miss our story on a new addition to Las Cruces: ThreadBear, a store specializing in quilt fabrics and beautiful yarns.
Above all, we hope our readers and advertisers are staying safe and well as we head into fall!
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