Wind and more wind.. Dealing with the winds up here on the mesa takes its toll on us. Going outside to work in it is hard you get sand in your mouth, eyes, lungs. We try to keep it out of the RV but that rarely works. My sinuses hate the winds and like to swell up.
Today is supposed to be the last of the winds for few days. Just in time for tomorrow nights movie night! We’ll be watching Hunger Games Mocking Jay part one and two under the beautiful night skies. All campers are welcome! You can book a campsite using one of the platforms on our website!
We also have the Nomad Gathering in the Desert coming May 19th to the 21st.
We are excited to be hosting the first Nomad Gathering in the Desert ! A 2 night 3 day event on top of a mesa in the middle of the desert. With a talent show, an outdoor movie, Bingo, live music by one of our favorite vocalist.. Jer Killinger Singer/Songwriter and first time here J5th & the 77 Riders , silent auction (funds go towards our community to better roads and security), food vendor, oh and beautiful night skies with very little light pollution…
Starts Friday May 19th at noon, register on our website or purchase a registration at the Dust Nails General Store at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun .
Come join us Sunday April 16th for outdoor movies Hunger Games Mocking Jay part 1 and 2! To attend book a campsite using one of the platforms listed on our website! Max of 5 people per campsite.
Camp and a movie Sunday April 16th. Sit under the stars and watch part 3 and 4 of the Hunger Games! This is a private event and only open to campers. To attend book your campsite through the website using one of the listed platforms.
Bring chairs, dress for occasion, if the weather permits we will have a bonfire!
The movie starts at dusk, approximately 7:30;to 8:00 pm.
Now we are back home and settled after a weekend of camping we are back to getting ready for the Nomad Gathering in the Desert on weekend of May 19th.
During the Nomad Gathering we’ll be having a Talent show, an outdoor movie “Off the Maps”, live music by Jer Killinger Singer/Songwriter , J5th & the 77 Riders , and BINGO!
One of the things we heard a lot before opening up for camping is why would someone pay when they can go to BLM land for free. We had questioned the same thing, we had heard stories about camping at some BLM lands, but never had experienced it ourselves.
After this last weekend we now understand why some rather pay. Our place isn’t much different than BLM, you can hike for miles, beautiful views, sunsets, sunrises over the mountains, very little light pollution which makes sky viewing beyond your beliefs. But we also offer security, respect, not going to walk through your campsite without permission. We offer a few amenities, a toilet and hopefully the shower soon. You can socialize or stay to yourself, you can have food delivered to your site (the menu can be found on the website), we also have the new miniature Dusty Nail General Store which offers home made wash cloths, art prints and originals, build your own charm jewelry, “I survived music in the desert” t shirts, schedule a henna tattoo, tours of the mesa for those that might not be able to hike it, oh and you get a cell signal. These few things are what makes the difference and we feel security, respect and cell signal is the main reason. These are things we lacked while camping on BLM land this last weekend. We had to make our own security..
We like to hear from you, are there more we can offer that would make your stay more comfortable?
We got the Dusty Nail build pretty much finished. Now we start cleaning and setting up the inside.
We are excited to have the new stage and Dusty Nail General Store ready for the April Fool’s Open Mic !
I have so many ideas on how I want to decorate the inside, I’m not sure I will be able to accomplish my ideas by the next event. I will probably put off these ideas until after the Open Mic.
The next projects
First will be a shower. We have everything to build the shower. We will be looking for a good 275+ gallon IBC tote, cheap, food grade with good tread on the spout. If you know of one please contact us
We are planning on adding another road, 2nd parking area (can be used for parking or campsites) and a few more campsites.
We also plan on moving our private residence area back. This will give more campsites. Give us and the dogs more privacy while having events and or campers.
But before we can move our spot back we have to build the 5k solar setup. This one will only be dedicated to the “Beast” class A. The big solar is for the Greenroom, Bluemoon, maybe shower, and sound/lights during events.
If you’d like to come visit and see what we are doing. We welcome you to attend one of our events. April Fool’s Open Mic on April 1st, Nomad Gathering in the Desert May 19 to 21, Haunted Hay ride in October, (more events coming soon)come camp, or contact us to come and visit a few hours.
Before Brent and I got together, I was constantly sick. My immune system is screwed up.. Once Brent and I got together we started taking extra precautions when in public. Wiping down groceries carts, having Alcohol wipes and wearing masks. We did this pre Covid. I have to say it worked, I wasn’t always sick, actually it’s been years until now that I got sick last. Idk why now, was there something at the places that we went sight seeing?
Being the first time I’m really sick (not counting just don’t feel good) since living out here in the middle of the desert, the biggest downfall is not having showers, I want a really long hot shower, or lay in a tube filled with steaming hot water. But since that’s not an option I’ll do steam from a boiling pan of water.
Our first Kitchen we had set up here at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun . It lasted 2 months, we then upgraded to a heavy duty carport, and used pieces of the old one to build a shower house. During this time you couldn’t go into town and shower due to Covid. What we did was use an electric water pump (ran off the generator), an on demand water heater. The 2nd carport lasted until the end of January, shower lasted about a month.
We have come along way since then. Still no shower, but that’s okay we can go in now and shower at Planet Fitness (Los Lunas, NM) . We are solid now, no tarps, no carport for the winds to destroy.
The hardest part of starting a new business, especially something as unique as what we are doing, is getting your name out, getting people to know you are legit. We have come a long way so far already, as we grow we hope to keep adding and advancing. Building an enclosed stage, a deck over the blue moon. Finish the shower,more solar, plant trees, have gardens.
It’s all a process that takes more time than is sometimes available, but when it’s shared as an experience to others it makes it worth while.