Monthly Archives: July 2012

First harvest of “green” beans

Today we went to Parr Field and harvested our first batch of “green” beans, about 5.5 pounds.  Many of the beans have already escaped our attention and were too mature to eat as green beans so we left them to … Continue reading

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Taking care of our Milpa

Here we are taking care of Sol Feliz’ newest field.  Thanks to Chris Duran, left, and Kiko Pacheco, right.  This milpa is doing better than all the other ones, I am thinking it is because this soil hasn’t been worked … Continue reading

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Baby chickens starting to lay eggs?

This is the second miniature egg I come across in the nesting boxes.  I think my youngest chickens are coming of age.  These last baby eggs aren’t likely from the Aracaunas since they aren’t bluish, so they must be coming … Continue reading

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Making the base of the horno

Today the mud hit the ground on our horno project! First we chose the site, then leveled it out some. We put the adobe bricks in a square to test out the size and then moved them aside to put … Continue reading

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Harvest activities abound

Today we got together to harvest and dry some more pears from a local fruit tree near Sol Feliz Farm.  While some of us were doing that, others of us were cleaning up the school grounds and identifying the area … Continue reading

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Summer camp visits Sol Feliz

Today we received a visit from 20 young people and their facilitators, namely Daniel Hutchinson of Localogy…  This was part of the Sangre de Cristo Youth Summer Camp, an annual program that reminds me of what summers should be: lots … Continue reading

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Mixing mud, making adobes for horno construction

Today we got together to make some adobe bricks to construct an horno at Chrysalis High School.  The horno is a mud oven that looks like one of those beehives you see in the cartoons.  It is of Arabic origin … Continue reading

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