Category Archives: Urban Homestead

FREE Workshop on Food Preservation Saturday!

Join me tomorrow, Saturday the 18th, for a FREE workshop on Preserving the Harvest. I’ll cover cold storage, lacto-fermentation, drying and preserving with vinegars and oils. Plus I’ll share a few tips on freezing produce to last till next season … Continue reading

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Favorite Rooster Recipes: Rooster Pot Pie

We recently dispatched another rooster to the Big Farm In The Sky, and now have another recipe to share for it. This is a simple “kitchen sink” recipe. I usually use this with leftover cooked chicken or turkey (on Thanksgiving), … Continue reading

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Tooley’s Trees: Weekend Sale

We took a drive up to Tooley’s Trees on Friday for their annual fall tree sale. It was a gorgeous drive, and we spent a fun afternoon on their tree farm finding replacement trees for those the goats munched on … 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 We hand cut each bar and package them in a simple compostable brown paper bag. We aim … Continue reading

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Cool Albuquerque Events This Weekend for Beekeepers and Gardeners and Food Activists

There are three cool events happening this weekend: 1. Beekeeping: Saturday there is an amazing event sponsored by the NM Beekeepers Association in Santa Fe. Beekeeper Randy Oliver is in town, and it’s sure to be an informative day of … Continue reading

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How to Make Goat Milk Yogurt

I’m lucky enough to own three dairy goats. I have a constant supply of delicious raw goat milk, and, no, it’s not goaty tasting. It’s sweet and creamy. I make lots of cheese, ice cream, and yogurt. I love yogurt, … Continue reading

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Starting Sweet Potato Slips, Part 2

Back in February, I wrote about how to start your own sweet potato slips for planting. You put your sweet potatoes in water. Et voila! They grow roots and shoots. Now what? The next step is to gently break off … Continue reading

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