San Ysidro bulto
used for annual Blessing of the Fields
San Ysidro ©2000
Ysidro bulto was created by Virginia Maria Romero and
is now a part of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage
Museum’s permanent collections. It is used every year
during the Blessing of the Fields/San Ysidro Processional in
May, when it is carried to the Museum’s fields and
animals to bless them for the coming year.
Traditionally held on
May 15 in agricultural communities throughout the world, the
event honors a devout farmer, born in 1070 in what is now
Madrid, Spain. Tradition has it that when he was
chastised for missing farm duties to pray and attend Mass,
angels were sent to plow the fields in his place.