Caramba! A ‘haunted’ roadside stand!

Now I know what everyone was working on in their spare time last week – making ghostly props and creepy creatures to go in the Dixie Chile Ranch roadside stand to decorate for Halloween.

For example, you could open an ordinary-looking box and find – Vincent.

Or notice how a worm shortage would affect some residents:

There’s also a black cat or two around –

More illusions and funny visual puns are at the roadside stand – if you’re out and about, drop by for Mr. Tim’s Annual Pumpkin Blow-out Sale – ALL pumpkins one dollar each! – and tour the stand.

I did notice this odd craft in another photo … um … I sure hope it’s a fake!

until next week, your amigo, Diego


Que pasa?


Something’s going on at the Dixie Chile Ranch roadside stand …
but nobody will tell me what it is.

??? I’ll let you know when I find out.

your puzzled amigo, Diego

It’s patented in New Mexico

Hatch chile. Hatch chile refers to varieties of species of the genus Capsicum which are grown in the Hatch Valley, an area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico, in the north to Tonuco Mountain to the southeast of Hatch, New Mexico.
New Mexico chile – Wikipedia

The chile head’s chile; the epitome of the Anaheim variety.

These kids really ‘hot foot’ it!

One of the top cross country festivals in America and a premier running event happens this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 2018. If you’re in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area, consider being part of the cheering audience (6000 folks expected!) for the midschool, high school and college teams. And don’t forget about individual events like the “Quickest Pepper Kid” run on Friday at 6:30 pm for the under-12 years old set.

You can find details at the webpage for the 30th Annual Chile Pepper Festival at: They’ve been successfully raising money (over $600,000) for multiple schools in NW Arkansas cross country running programs since 1988.

Myself, I’d like to attend the post-race lunch on Saturday and enjoy the Hot Mexican Food Feast.
I sure hope I don’t have to run for my lunch first …

su amigo, Diego