.....Say hello to Revolution Farm!
We have been gardening on a scale recently that could more aptly be described as farming, growing enough food for not just ourselves, friends and neighbors, but customers at farmers markets return week after week. We have expanded our flock of chickens, our native fruit orchard as well as water catchment. We have purchased and installed over a thousand feet of drip irrigation. The pullets have a new pasture being finished now that is over an acre fenced in of native grasses.
So from now on we will be blogging not at the High Desert Home Garden as Spotty Dog Farm but here at the new Revolution Farm page:
You will be able to find us during the winter months (starting next week) at the Santa Fe Farmers Market and spring thru Fall in ElDorado just outside santa fe at the ElDorado Farmers Market.
We plan to offer a small C.S.A. in the Spring for a few families or as many as ten individuals. Contact us here or at the Farmers Market for more info.
Pasture raised and Certified Organic Non-GMO grain fed laying hens will start producing in Feb or March for fantastic eggs.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|We dug up and leveled three terraced beds on this hill. On the edge of each is a planting of wax currants. They are all on drippers.|
|Today we planted garlic in the middle bed.|
|Sunchokes got planted in the lower bed. It is the furthest away but the farmers I bought them from said they never watered them so they are hearty.|
Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
|One of our longest beds at forty five feet.|
|A planting of mustards with calendula at the ends for pest control|
|A decent harvest of yellow and red potatoes|
|We planted mizuna and bunching onions in the bed where the potatoes were.|
|Small 425 gallon water tank with our A-frame greenhouse under shade cloth.|
|Solar Panel used to charge a battery to power the farms irrigation pump.|
|Popcorn with grapes and marigolds.|
|Arm yourself for the revolution!|
|Making hot sauce with some freshly harvested red cayenne peppers.|
|The chicks are now five days old and doing great!|
Dark Rhode Island Reds
Golden Sex Links
|They live in this brooder. Cost to build: $0|
|We have not lost one yet.|
|Washing Greens for baby salad mix|
|Harvesting Baby Red Mustard greens|
|Baby Salad Greens washed and ready to go to market.|
|Carrots and Beets|
|Chard and Baby Salad Greens|
|Kale, Scallions and Chard|
|Dill fresh from the herb garden|
|Grape leaves from our mountain grape vines and garlic peeled, cayenne peppers and dill heads.|
|A nice harvest of pickling cukes.|
Monday, September 3, 2012
More posts soon on the revolutionary farming front.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
|The harvest: Pickling Cucumbers and Purple Pole Beans|
|Pickling cucumbers in hot water bath|
|Grape leaves keep the pickles crisp|
|Cucumbers chilling in ice bath before processing for ten minutes.|