I named my 16-acre ranch "Compostela" in honor of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Truchas, New Mexico reminds me so much of northern Spain. My intention is to celebrate that sentiment and connection. For me personally, this sacred combination of forest and meadow is my ultimate destination and source of joy. "Compostela" also translates to "field of stars"--which is completely appropriate, as the ranch's meadow is often brightly illuminated with stars in the absence of light pollution during nightfall.