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 9am, and … 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 though 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. 10:30AM. 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 … Continue reading

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Herbs for Dogs: Maggie’s Bout with Meningitis

Here is another real life story about using herbs with dogs.  I want to share this information in case someone else has the same frightening experience with their dog.  In fact, this is one reason why I teach about herbalism … Continue reading

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