On our way back home
Always great exploring the vast diversity of plants and landscape between northern and southern NM. Headed to Silvercity!
Four-wing salt brush (Atriplex canescens) _ Our friend four-wing salt brush covers vast areas where we are, and is so versatile it's hard to figure out where to start in exploring its uses. Often prevalent on salty and alkaline soils, absorbing salt through its deep roots giving a pleasant salty taste. Now as spring is present, we are gifted with the young shoots. As the season progresses we will be using its seeds and it's leaves for ash.
If you haven’t been yet go soon! Thank you @onetrippass and @alaalison for creating such a beautiful space!
Thank you @ediblesantafe for so many nice words!
A few tickets left for April, finished and ready to be sent out. Painted with micaceous clay, mica flake and graphite.
You get what you give. Our dogs get so much love and so do we. Love walking out to piles of gifts of bones salvaged from the mountains that touch the farm each morning.
I’ve had the privilege recently to be more present with nature, sometimes being a positive force in it all or at least I hope so, through it’s never subsiding turbulences and unprecedented beauties. Last night Chee-puh-nah had this little one, Maggie named after (assuming) her father. Our first birth under our wings, such a warm welcoming to spring it’s been!
Not tree stars, but we found some staurolites! Couldn’t have asked for a better spring welcoming.
Happy equinox everyone! A good excuse to get outside and get our hands and feet dirty. _ River nettles making their way towards the sun.
Just received our new pecan spoons from the amazingly talented @sweetgumco. Beautiful work as always, thank you. 🙏🏽
Last dinner of winter tonight, thank you everyone who made it out for a dinner this past season. _ Spaghetti squash | bear root | joint fir | biscochito
Come hang out with us at the farm! April dinners now posted on our website.
Today our acequia started to bear water. Although it hasn’t really felt like winter here, it is still as nice as ever to have Spring offer her presence.
Baby steps. Learning the basics on a small scale with @joshtafoya6, using red willows and churro wool.
Me helping my father replace the dirt roof of my grandfathers house Circa 1999. _ When I was younger my grandfather Dah kuh neh gave me the name (Running Bear). Unfortunately I didn't get to interact with him much as for he passed while I was still young. I'm slowly starting to realize the power this name holds and the responsibilities that come with it. How a name can help shape you. The Bear is very sacred to the people of Taos. A symbol of strength and leadership, intuition and medicine. The Bear is a healer. Embodiment of spiritual power and physical strength. I wish I could go back in time to ask him how or why he came to this name for me. I can only imagine he was incredibly wise. Was it a projection of himself, knowing that I would inherently absorb some of this from him or could he see it in me as a child. I'll never know exactly why, but I can feel myself growing into the name more and more as time goes on and thankful he gave me such a strong one.
Officially sold out for the last of the winter dinners, (even though we didn’t quite have a real winter). I can’t thank everyone enough for the constant support, it truly means the world to use! _ April / spring tickets get posted next Thursday the 15th at 8am MTN time.
Rose quarts that litters the clay we use
After the 1920’s there was an act called the WPA, works progression act, initiated after the onset of the Great Depression. Previously New Mexico had been one of the poorest states, and was especially hit hard by this time. Though through this act and the necessity to survive was born the rag rugs, made up of fiber made of strips of old clothing. This is one of our rugs we have and use everyday from that era. You can see it’s wear of use over the last century. Everything has a story, glad to have this woven into ours.