Planting a garden this spring? You’ll need good sunshine, some water…and maybe a couple blessings from San Ysidro.

2017 marks the 19th Blessing of the Fields celebration at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, an annual event honoring a centuries-old tradition. So where does the celebration originate? Why do we honor May 15 each year? Who was San Ysidro? Read on for five things you might not know about this time-honored tradition.Monday, May 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces Cost is free; suitable for all ages. Visit for more information.