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July Flood 2014

Some of you may remember that we had a flood July of 2013.  That flood came out of the western foothills, across the highway, hit our house, and swept across all of our property, filling the irrigation ditch. Yesterday’s flood came from the river (eastern side). Earlier in the day (perhaps around noon) we had …

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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire 2014

Last month, I went to my first Renaissance Faire ever. My Main Man (M3) – and yes, he asked to be called that – use to go to such faires and festivals along with SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) often as a kid and teen. It was the live equestrian jousting. That is what drew …

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July 2013 Flood

As floods go, it could have been much worse. The living room is drying nicely, we can still use the 2 gates, fences can be repaired, the irrigation ditch will eventually be put back into working order. Let me ramble, and there will be lots of pics for those who want to skim through. July …

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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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The Importance of Buckets

Why am I showing you this picture of buckets? Because we use a lot of buckets here at Round Table Farms, for a variety of things. All of these buckets came to me through Freecycle.org, because folks are generous. Mostly, I want to chat about the black, plastic buckets. These buckets, and I received ~50 …

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Winter Holidays 2012

Over the past few years, we have gone with more and more homemade gifts for this consumer-prone season. Often, these gifts are grown or made by us on the farm, or bought from local crafters. We do make exceptions for the wee little kids and get them toys to challenge their minds and imaginations. We’re …

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Fire Fighter Weekend

As some of you know, we recently joined the local volunteer fire and emergency response department (VFR for short). Out here, the nearest medical help is 40 minutes or more away, so the VFRs play an important role in responding immediately in rural areas. Our VFR provides the first response on medical and fire calls. …

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Freezer Pig

My parents and us bought a pig for the freezer this year. A 300 pound piggie. We spent Saturday the 13th butchering it up and wrapping the roasts and chops and stew bones for the freezer. We bought the pig from a local pig farmer, like 5 miles away. We also paid him for the …

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The Importance of Farmers’ Markets

I’m sure you already know several good reasons for supporting your local Farmers’ Market: Support local bussiness Healthy, fresh food Community building It’s just plain fun A few years ago, a local market was formed that holds once a week (Saturdays) during the growing seasons about 10 miles from my house in Ojo Caliente, which …

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