Category Archives: Sol Feliz Farm

Preparing the acequia garden soil

March is a good time to get the soil ready for planting and irrigating.  We got this process going in early March and like to get started as soon as the soil can be worked.  In years past, we have … Continue reading

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Reflections on the harvest of blue corn in Taos in 2016

It can be said that my experience with blue corn (maíz azul) is the reason I became interested in agriculture in the first place. You can read about my first experience planting blue corn here. Husking an ear of blue … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2016 Growing Season

The growing season always begins with watchful hopes of snowpack in the mountains. Many snowfalls that are measured in inches in the Taos Valley are matched with snowfalls that are measured in feet in the high mountains. The last post … Continue reading

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First snow of the season

      Some time has passed since our last blog posting.  It has been an incredibly busy season that prevented consistent blog posting over the summer.  A reflection on the growing season will be forthcoming, but this snowstorm was inspirational in … Continue reading

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Northern Youth Project visits Sol Feliz Farm

Today we received a visit from some incredible young people from the Abiquiu area that are part of a program called the Northern Youth Project.  With ages ranging from 5 to 14, these young people have been spending the summer … Continue reading

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Hollyhocks starting to bloom

  It is a beautiful time of the year when the flowers start to bloom.  These hollyhocks in particular were transplanted or started from seed to beautify the grounds of Sol Feliz while providing for pollinators.  These are the very … Continue reading

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Clearing the field at Sol Feliz Farm

Today we engaged in the process to clear the field before the winter comes.  We like to gather up all the dead plant material from the field and pile it up in a corner to begin the composting process.  We … Continue reading

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