Since we unloaded our first steers in November, we’ve built our herd to about 600 animals. They’ve ranged all over the 30-square-mile Number 5 pasture, utilizing it well. Now we’re getting ready to move them to the south end of the ranch, where the other part of our lease is. After gathering the steers into a smaller fenced trap, we’ll take two days to drive them 20 miles across the ranch to another pasture.
Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria has gained a loyal following since first opening its doors in July, 2013. Now the popular eatery in the heart of Nob Hill will open a second location in the new Green Jeans Farmery, currently under construction on Cutler at the northeast corner of I-40 and Carlisle and slated for a grand opening in early summer 2015.
For one year, approximately July 2014 to July 2015, thirty individual artists and art collectives from around the world will use SFAI as a hub to explore food justice through art. The list includes a number of art-world heavyweights like Fallen Fruit, M12 Collective, and Fictilis, as well as local farmers, artists, and writers, such as Albuquerque’s former poet laureate Hakim Bellamy.
I'm waiting in a parking lot on the other end of town for Jason to show up and take me to one of his tucked away bee spots. He's got them all over the valley, the variety of terroir evident in the taste of each individual honey. I'm eagerly anticipating his arrival, as he's promised to break open one of his 2012 bottles of Mead, the ancient honey wine that's the original alcoholic beverage of mankind.
Erin Wade, Chef/Owner of Vinaigrette salad bistro and Modern General, is kicking off the spring gardening season with Sunday Afternoons at Modern General. Sunday Afternoons will run one Sunday each month and cover a topic spearheaded by experts, artisans and other inspired individuals looking to share their unique passions and visions with Santa Fe.
When Sam and I set out to lease a ranch last year, we wanted to find a place where we could support ourselves without taking outside jobs. That meant we needed enough pasture to run at least 200 head of cows year round, or an equivalent number of yearlings seasonally. We looked at several potential leases in New Mexico and Colorado, but none had the capacity we needed to make a living.
Last week, the remaining patches of ice melted on Fence Canyon Road, the main entrance to the ranch, enabling cattle trucks to get to the corrals at headquarters. Our neighbors helped us drive 180 steers seven miles to pasture, where they joined 500 others. The new steers would have trotted all the way if we’d let them, but for us, a successful cattle drive happens at a walk, with the animals strung out as close to single file as possible and riders positioned on both sides of the cattle, rather than having everyone ride in the drag.
Albuquerque is about to join New York and London on the cutting edge of green design with the Green Jeans Farmery project, an indoor/ outdoor community courtyard surrounded by various steel freight bins containing to-go food businesses, a coffee shop, chocolate and wine bar, spice depot, hydroponic farm, and anchored by Santa Fe Brewing Company's 130-Seat Tap Room.
In September 2014, a new performance art festival called “The Paseo” debuted in Taos, transforming downtown into a walking tour of experimental, interactive art installations and events. Building on its inaugural success and momentum, lead festival organizer, baker, architect and artist Matt Thomas dreamed up Dinner in the Dark as a fundraiser for The Paseo 2015.
L6 Cattle Ranch in Corona, NM, is the first farming business in the U.S. to be Certified Grassfed by AWA. This is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm.
This is the first installment of a new hcn.org series to highlight the experiences of Laura Jean Schneider and Sam Ryerson, members of a younger generation of cattle ranchers. Making a living in an industry that faces an ever-evolving host of obstacles like drought, climate changes, political forces, and a volatile cattle market, is challenging. In Ranch Diaries, Schneider will give us a peek into what it’s like to take on those challenges during the first year of Triangle P Cattle Company, a new LLC in southcentral New Mexico.
The soil is sandy and pebbly and virtually devoid of organic matter. Perfect for hardy native plants like wild mustard or wild lettuce- they do just fine in his yard. Yet I can't help want to amend it with some mulch, orange peels, compost, leaves or a dead chicken-- just to satisfy my obsession with soil enrichment.
For coming on a decade now, I've often wondered when Biodynamic farming will really catch on in a big way; at least as big as its offshoot concept, Organics. Granted, there are times when it seems huge strides are being made in Biodynamic's extended acceptance; however, when one mentions it in everyday conversation, they're often met with a blank stare.
16 week intensive course- new mexicos' top educators, researchers and practitioners- how to grow/build soil,water harvest,xeric techniques,deal w/pests/disease,compostimng & much more! Class siz limited- morning classes also..please check for availability-sfmga.org or call SFCounty Ext. 471-4711
http://losranchosnm.gov/farm-camp Spring Farm Camp: March 30 - April 3 The Village of Los Ranchos is proud to announce Spring Break Farm Camp 2015! The Swahili word safari means “long journey.” People in Kenya and Tanzania[...]
Join us for dinner at La Merienda on April 1st (we promise this is no joke), where they will be featuring Italian Wines! This four-course menu will be accompanied by wine pairings with our field-to-fork[...]