Monthly Archives: November 2012

Getting chicos ready for sale

Here we are weighing out 1/2 pound packages of our chicos.  By the time of this posting, all the Native Yellow and Hopi White corn chicos are sold, except the ones we are keeping for ourselves.  We still have some … Continue reading

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Autumn composting

Today we did some compost amendment while cleaning up the yard.  We raked up all the leaves in the back yard and piled them on the blue tarp you see on the wheelbarrow at right.  Then we threw the leaves … Continue reading

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Breaking ground on a chicken coop

Here we are breaking ground to put in some corner posts for a new chicken coop.  We are going to attach the chicken house onto an existing shed on the right and make a sizeable yard for the chickens to … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving to remember

Today we arrived at school in anticipation of opening the horno to have a Thanksgiving feast.  In opening the horno, we found our turkeys cooked to perfection and took them inside to prepare for serving. Other foods were made including … Continue reading

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The night before the Feast

Here is Miranda Romero rolling out some dough for our apple and pumpkin pies.  The apples were locally harvested and we grew the pumpkins.  We are excited to have our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow that will consist of many locally grown … Continue reading

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Getting ready to make pumpkin pies

Today we engaged in a workshop to make pumpkin pies for our Thanksgiving feast.  Though we did not grow wheat, we were able to obtain some regionally grown wheat and use our grinder to make it into flour.  We had … Continue reading

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Desgranando chicos

Here students are taking the kernels of chicos off of the cob of corn, a process called ‘desgranando chicos.’  After this we will run the loose chicos in front of a fan to get rid of all the residual corn … Continue reading

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