mcelmocanyon Photos & Videos

2 days ago

You're local farmers, bakers, roasters and artist put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into their craft. But more importantly is the love of the land, the craft and the journey to produce something from their own hands. Today Mutiny Ranch is busy baking breads and roasting coffee for the Farmer's Market tomorrow in Cortez. Look for the Fury's Funny Farm and Friends booth. We'll have farm fresh produce, delicious homemade baked goods. Fresh roasted coffee, smoked spices, handmade pottery (like this gorgeous mug), jams and more!! . #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #farmersmarket #coffee #pottery #shoplocal #supportlocalfarmers #supportsmallfarms

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1 week ago

Close call! A fire must have started on Ute Peak during the lightening strikes yesterday. Even though we had a good downpouring of rain something must have been smoldering. We watched a helicopter fill up its bucket several times in our neighbor's pond and fly off to dump it on the fire. Hope it's out now!! Thank you to our first responders and fire spotters!! #mcelmocanyon #cortez #swcolorado #fire #ksjd #mesaverdecountry @KSJDRadio #montezumacounty #utepeak #utereservation #fourcorners

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1 week ago

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace". — May Sarton My humble garden (still so much to learn!!). Photo1: Our DIY grow tunnel (see our blog link in the profile) and "straw bale" garden Photo2: Our special "Upstate" potatoes are looking good! @row7seeds Photo3: cukes and squash (one kinda looks like a watermelon...so much for labelling). Photo4: Red and Yellow onions (local starts) They did very good in the bales last year and this year looks promising too. Photo5: Cosmic Purple Carrots (my free gift from @bakercreekseeds ) and Badger Flame Beets (seeds from @row7seeds ) Photo6: Bells of Ireland started from seeds from local farmer @songhavenfarm Photo7: peppers! @botanical_interests Photo8: more peppers...Peppers of the World @sandiaseed Photo9: Local tomato seedling and Thai Basil (seeds from @homechefherbs ) #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #growtunnel #growyourownfood #neverstoplearning #feedyoursoul

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1 week ago

So the "weeds" between my garden plots got out of control. So i harvested them! On the left is alfalfa (i imagine our land was once part of a hay field) and on the right is plantain. The alfalfa has been hung in the outdoor kitchen rafters to dry and become tea. The plantain is drying on an old window screen to become lotion bars and bath salts. Notice all that mallow in the background? I'm going to harvest some of that too! #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #forage #foraging #skincare #diy #eatyourweeds #creative #maker #natural

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1 week ago

Mutiny Garden Lessons....I was feeling a little down because the garden is struggling in a few areas. Between the drought and grasshoppers quite a few plants are stunted or non-existent. Then i pulled these beauties. Last year i couldn't grow a carrot...this year I've got quite a few...enough to call it a success. I see them as a reminder that some things take time to learn but in every failure there's a lesson. If everything started off as a success how would we learn anything? #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #carrots #growyourownfood

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3 weeks ago

Oh boy, the goose berries are just about ripe! I still have cherries to process and a house to get ready for guests!! Funny how winter makes you forget, even for a moment, how crazy a good summer can get. But I'm not complaining. Last year our late (end of May) frost and snow annihilated pretty much all of the fruit blossoms in our area. I only managed a small bucket of apples (most of the apples we left for the bear). Time to start canning! #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #gooseberries #growyourownfood #harvest #summer

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1 month ago

I'd say Margarita is getting along quite well with her herd. She adores the goats and is getting to know Maggie (the minihorse)...they can often be spotted grazing just a few feet from each other. Margarita has even learned to tolerate the chickens (that's Chessy in the photo). Her first meeting with the chickens almost ended in tragedy as she showed us just how well a donkey can stomp something to smithereens. Luckily J.Lo got away. But all is well in the pasture now. #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #diversity #farmlet #farmlife #ranch #homestead #donkey #goat #farmher #mcelmocanyon #denkai

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1 month ago

A small harvest for breakfast...a few leaves of kale and beet along with some purslane (if you can't beat the, eat them). Going to saute these with some farm fresh scrambled eggs. My neighbor has a plethora of lambs quarters on his property...I have none. I'm headed over later to harvest some as a spinach replacement...and even steal a few plants. I've planted Malabar Spinach (a perennial spinach tasting vining plant) but they're still just tiny sedlings, so the lamb's quarters will be a nice filler. #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #forage #foraging #purslane #eatyourweeds #growyourownfood

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1 month ago

The winds have shifted and smoke from the 416 fire in Durango, as well as the Burro Fire in Dolores, have entered our canyon. The smell of burning forest is heavy. Although these fires are 40+ miles away it is a sober reminder of how easily things can get out of control. Hoping this rain actually arrives on Saturday and that the lightening doesn't spark more fires. #mcelmocanyon #416fire #burrofire #prayforrain #durango #sanjuannationalforest

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1 month ago

Several weeks ago I posted about some seeds I purchased from @row7seeds and started them indoors. Today I planted them outside. 898 Squash, Robin's Koginut, Habananda and Badger Flame Beets (started outside from seed). I also planted the Upstate Potatoes about 2 weeks ago. Hoping these do well in our climate. I'm really looking forward to tasting these treasures!! . . . #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #farmlet #growyourownfood #growfood #row7seeds

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2 months ago

Edge of the world.

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4 months ago

. . I'm an oak man, personally... . . . 5.5" caliper Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) approximately 25 yrs old. The largest root ball that our machine can dig is 44" across. This tree is being put into one of our handmade wooden boxes. The bottom of the root ball is shaved to the correct height and the massive roots are sawed off. Once the tree is gently placed into the box we fill it with our potting mix. Our large boxes with tree weigh about 1,500 lbs. Just one of the many large and unique tree specimens we have available at Trees of Trail Canyon. We also have a large selection of evergreens, ornamentals, and fully mature fruit trees. . . #tree #nursery #treespade #canyoudigit #colorado #4corners #trailcanyon #mcelmocanyon

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6 months ago

desert canvas @sutcliffevineyards • grown and made in #McElmo canyon, in one of its beautiful oasis that lies on the banks of McElmo creek. The creek runs through the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, carving its way through sandstone cliffs of this beautiful arid and historic landscape

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8 months ago

Just cannot beat such old-time farm look #mcelmocanyon , canyonoftheancientsguestranch

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