When I lived in Taos the first time, I was introduced to Ron and Deborah, owners and operators of Mergirl Gardens just outside of Española. The pair and the farm itself made a huge impression on my experience in New Mexico, because when you visit their property, you are able to see their eclectic histories and multiple worlds through the food they grow, the walls they paint, and the life they live.
I learned to make sauerkraut and graft trees that year, and this year we got to do a Wanderer photoshoot that brings on the chills. Photographer Zak Coker brought his dark, mysterious style to our apparel on two stunning women and friends, Chamisa Going and Jessica Truesdale. We all came on site not knowing one another, and with a little help of Ron's cider, we all came alive as soon as Zak took his first shot.