Friday, September 28, 2012

Pressing Apple Cider





 we made approximately 27 gallons from at least five hundred pounds of apples.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Yes Sir!

Jalapeño harvest



Jalapeño


Drying apples, we processed approx. 150 lbs in the last two days into pie filling, sauce and jelly, going tomorrow to pick more for pressing cider from 150 year old trees in Tesuque.

Sixty one, thirteen day old chicks.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Life on the Farm

Cisterns 
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.


Brooding Pullets

The chicks are now five days old and doing great!
The sixty pullets are ten each of these six breeds:
Dark Rhode Island Reds
Production Reds
Buff Orpington
Black Australorps
Golden Sex Links
Dominique
They live in this brooder. Cost to build: $0

Modest exterior



We have not lost one yet. 

Farmers Market


Carrots

BEETS!

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

Homegrown Pickles

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. 



Water bath

Monday, September 3, 2012

Energy Independence

video
here is the test run of the complete system. Having a little trouble with the charge controller but everything is compatible so we are looking a-ok.

More posts soon on the revolutionary farming front.