It all started with the river. People came to this place because the Gallinas River provided water, and water is life. When the people of this area dug the first ditch, the first acequia, they called it the Acequia Madre, the mother ditch, and that is fitting, because it was through the nurture of the river and the ditches that this community was born.
There is a time when our mother takes care of us, and, as life goes on, there is a time when we must take care of our mother.
For us, as a community, this is that time.