I always love hearing from our guests, and many times they tell me why they chose to stay at La Fonda on their trip to Santa Fe. Sometimes it’s because a friend recommended us. Sometimes it’s because their parents or grandparents stayed here. Sometimes it’s become a Santa Fe tradition. But I have to say, this is the first time someone has told me they chose to stay at La Fonda because of a cow.
I received a lovely letter from Enid Weischselbaum this month. She was making her first trip to Santa Fe and wanted to let us know why she had chosen to stay here at La Fonda. She wrote: “I chose the La Fonda because of its quality, but mostly because of its name. My good friend has a milk cow named La Fonda. She is a gentle sweet provider and I was so enchanted by her that I recreated her in an art quilt measuring about 30″ X 64″.” Enid also included a photograph of her quilt.
I had to know more. So, I reached out to Enid and asked her if I could share her story on my blog. She graciously agreed and gave me a few more details about our bovine namesake. La Fonda, is indeed a special cow. It remains a mystery why someone named her La Fonda… she arrived at Enid’s friend Susan’s farm already named. But she knows her name and comes when called. She also enjoys dressing up for special farm events.
I think LaFonda looks as if she would be quite at home during the Art of Fashion Runway Show at ARTFeast, don’t you? Thank you, Enid for sharing her with us!