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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Bosque Fire

Here in Northern New Mexico, March heralds not only Spring, but the ditch cleaning season. Ditches (or acequias) must be cleaned of weeds, grasses, small trees and bushes, built up sand, and trash yearly to allow for efficient flow of irrigation water. Many folks around here do it the old fashioned way – by burning. …

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Entertaining Farm Pauses

Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the internet. But then I come across things like these below that made me laugh or think, and then I know that I haven’t wasted all that time, just 3/4 of it. So here is some entertaining links to give you a fun pause in the …

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Omnivorous – Chickens Make It Look Easy

Some of you will be scratching your heads wondering why I am making a post about omnivorous chickens. For most of you, that’s because you a) have/had chickens, b) have/had some other bird, c) are a biologist of some sort, or d) pay attention to wildlife. At least 3 times a year, I bump into …

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Water Bottle: A Cat’s Best Toy

I’m cheap when it comes to toys for my animals. Part of being a mostly carnivorous beast is the fun of tearing stuff apart with tooth and nail. This is very true of even the domesticated cat or dog. Those of you who have lost furniture, shoes, kitchen appliances, and the occasional bottle of cleaner …

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Winter Was Here

Winter is nearly over here in the valley. With spring right around the corner, I thought I should pull together some winter pictures before the early flowers start blooming. Donkeys don’t care about weather too much. They have access to their shelter all day, but often prefer to stand out under the oaks no matter …

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Cross Species Egg Sitting

We have this speckled hen, laid, hatched, and raised by a real chicken right here on the farm. She has learned a new trick of late. She has figured out the super secret entrance to the Porch Cat Lair, aka the freezer room. Our house has several rooms that were added onto over the years. …

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The Blasted Ankle

Back in October I badly, badly sprained my ankle. Dogs and potted plants were involved. There was about 90 seconds of pure screaming before I could pull myself together enough to tell my man to get my boot off. I could feel my ankle swelling right away, and I really didn’t want to have to …

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Worth Saving: Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Several years ago, my aunt and gran spoiled us one Christmas by gifting us a set of Egyptian cotton sheets, 1500 thread count. I grew up with thrift store clothes, toys and sheets, and the occasional new, El Cheapo sheets. And truly, there isn’t much wrong with that. After all, I was much more interested …

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