Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

All grown up and completely gorgeous, our Muscovy ducklings are no longer ducklings! Instead, they're trying to fly all over the garden and eating us out of house and home with their love of and obsession for chicken scratch as a snack! So, I've been joking on social media that it's time to send them to freezer camp... but it's…
In the Kitchen – Peaches!

In the Kitchen – Peaches!

Yes, the Peach Abundance is starting to roll in and I couldn't be more excited! I've never grown/harvested my very own peaches before and there's just something about The First Time, isn't there? So, with about 1/3 of the tree fully ripe and ready for harvest, we spent Sunday picking, sorting, eating, and putting up the bounty. There were muffins,…
Rustic Apricot Tart

Rustic Apricot Tart

I've come to the realization that the Urban Farm we left behind is no longer an Urban Farm. It's a nice house on a tiny piece of property with a ton of potential and all the infrastructure someone would need to turn it back into an urban farm, sure. . . But currently just a house. Now, I knew there…
Dreaming of Tomatoes

Dreaming of Tomatoes

Oh man, has it been a rough summer for the garden! Between a rough June for us healthwise, extended 100* temps and water restrictions on the acequia (curtailment) in July, and a late-to-arrive monsoon season here in the high desert, we're kicking off August at about 1/5th our original potential for production this year in our Kitchen Garden. Left are:…
After the Rains

After the Rains

It's such a balance, the hoping for rains while also being very aware that any rains that fall while we're away from the┬áproperty have the potential to trap us out of the Village and away from our home and animals. Up until this weekend, we'd been lucky. Last year, though the arroyo flooded multiple times, we were always able to…
Granny Square Blanket…Almost There

Granny Square Blanket…Almost There

With almost six weeks invested, in tiny increments of actual Crochet Time (mostly in the truck on the commute to and from work), and 54 granny squares created, my first Granny Square Blanket (er...throw) simply needs to be stitched together! It's almost silly how excited I am about this simple creation :-) Do tell...what are you creating these days? xoxo,…
Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Because he didn't know that that's where the coyotes live ;-) Despite their cute beginnings and all our hope for gobs of pure white eggs, our Leghorn chicks have grown into the most ridiculous chicken raising experience to date. Between their flightiness (yes, you all warned us) and our dogs, we've lost five of our eight Leghorns to escape and…