Homestead in New Mexico

Homestead in New Mexico

Whenever I drive by this homestead, south of Willard, I wonder -

1.  Who were these people?

2.  What happened to them?

3.  What were their dreams for this place?

4.  Why didn't it work out?

It must have been a hard life.  Winters are cold and summers are hot in this part of New Mexico.  Did drought shatter their dreams?  I may never know, but what remains is a testament to their effort to make a life in an unforgiving landscape.