Category Archives: Farm Animals

FREE Backyard Barnyard Workshop Saturday 8/16

Interested in keeping goats or sheep or pigs? As part of the Bernalillo County Open Space Backyard Farming Series, I will be teaching a free workshop on dairy goats at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House this Saturday, August 16th, starting at 9 am, … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Marans Chickens

We get a lot of blog hits from people searching for information about Cuckoo Marans chickens, an older breed that is newly popular. There isn’t a lot of information about Cuckoo Marans out there, so I thought I would add … Continue reading

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Catching a Swarm for a Top Bar Hive

Catching a swarm of bees is one of the most exciting things I’ve done. Not that it takes daring or any dramatic feat (no climbing trees or scaling rooftops for me). It’s just exciting. In the way seeing one of … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens & FREE Herb Workshop this Weekend

Saturday I’m teaching Kitchen Farmacy, a FREE workshop on medicinal uses of culinary herbs, at the Celebrate Seeds NM event being held in Old Town Albuquerque. 10:30 AM. See the Gardeners Guild website for more information. Sunday, I’m holding our first … Continue reading

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Think You’re Eating Farm Fresh Eggs? Think Again.

With the recent salmonella egg scare, it’s more important than ever to know where your food comes from. A photo of a happy chicken on your egg carton does not mean much more than you have a pretty egg carton. … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Soap Now Available at Sunstone

Luscious goat milk soap made with fresh milk from our goats and honey from our bees is now available for sale at sunstoneherbs.com. We hand cut each bar and package them in a simple compostable brown paper bag. We aim for … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading at Sunstone

Friends, it’s time to give you an update on what we’re doing here at Sunstone since moving to New Mexico last fall. Our intention was to live rural with larger acreage as we did in New York, but after much … Continue reading

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Basil, Garlic and Walnut Goat Cheese

One of my favorite recipes for herbed goat cheese I learned from a friend I knew in San Francisco. He was a chef and explained the recipe is those vague chefs like terms, just add a bit of this and … Continue reading

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Making Goat Cheese

Making your own goat cheese at home is simple. Chevre, queso fresco, Neufchatel, farmer’s cheese are all varieties of the same type of fresh soft cheese (though Neufchatel is traditionally made with cow milk). If you can’t get fresh raw … Continue reading

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