Tag Archives: agriculture

Checking out Parr Field

While we were planting garlic, it dawned on us that we still had some hoses, tools, and crops out at Parr Field.  So here we are tidying up the field and getting the last of our crops.  As we plan … Continue reading

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Processing squash for pies

Today was the beginning of getting our squash harvest ready for pumpkin pies!  We also have plans for soup, bread, pancakes, and pumpkin rolls using this same method.  First we cut open the squash.  Sometimes with a native squash this … Continue reading

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Desgranando (shelling) chicos

Today we brought down about half of our chicos hanging from the rafters in the porch.  We untied the strings holding them together and put the loose cobs in the cajete above.  We then use one cob against the other … Continue reading

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Processing and eating chicos

After we have had our fill of fresh roasted chicos with butter, salt, chile, lemon pepper, and other toppings, we have to get to work on stringing up the chicos so that they can dry completely.  We use needles that … Continue reading

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Making chicos I

At what point are we actually making chicos?  It could be said that we were making chicos when we planted in May…  Or maybe we weren’t making chicos until the horno is ready and as seen above, we started wetting … Continue reading

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Parr Field Garden Project harvest event

     Today was a big day for Parr Field: the harvest of maize for our chicos/harvest celebration tonight!  This year was a better harvest than last year for at least two reasons.  The first is that we harvested a … Continue reading

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Parr Field Garden Project harvest event

Today was a big day for Parr Field: the harvest of maize for our chicos/harvest celebration tonight!  This year was a better harvest than last year for at least two reasons.  The first is that we harvested a lot more … Continue reading

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Harvesting at our Mondragon Field

A difference between traditional and conventional agriculture is that traditional agriculture operates in a time frame that is defined by diversity: some crops ripen faster than others.  Though much of our maize is still green and maturing, it became clear … Continue reading

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Upcoming Parr Field Garden Project Harvest and Feast Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taos, NM – September 9, 2013 – Taos non-profit organization Agriculture Implementation Research & Education (AIRE) is coordinating a harvest event and feast of horno roasted chicos on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, 2013.  Miguel … Continue reading

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Covering the greenhouse at Parr Field

The weather has eased from summer nights to autumn morning chills…  Since we have some crops that might not appreciate the drop in temperatures (such as our melons, chiles, cucumbers, and tomatoes), we are covering our greenhouse frame with plastic … Continue reading

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