mcelmocanyon Photos & Videos

1 week ago

What makes our sourdough so special?? Locally grown wheat combined with the wild yeast in McElmo Canyon...plus some genuine good vibes and intentions! In cooking (and baking) intention is so very important. I truly enjoy caring for my starter and nurturing the dough to ensure my loaves are full of goodness. Catch me at Winter Market at Four Seasons Greenhouse & Nursery in Dolores THIS Saturday from 10am-1pm. I'll be part of the amazing Fury's Funny Farm and Friends booth. Hoping to have "Plain" Sourdough, Pumpkin Spice Sourdough, Chocolate Noir Sourdough (raisin & walnut as well as coconut & chocolate chip), Raisin Walnut Sourdough. I should also have a few loaves of award-winning Gluten-free bread and a few pounds of coffee (It's in the roaster now). #mutinyranch #sourdough #chocolatesourdough #wildyeast #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmersmaket #wintermarket @dolores #cortez

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1 week ago

So I am rather master at locking myself out of this account for periods of time. But I know I am going to start on my next adventure (although this one isn’t it) it’s going to be my Hawaii adventure from some time ago that I really need to catch up on. But this was one of a really fun day that I had with @jeepdude59 we went out the the Hovenweep National Monument which has a lot of ruins of ancient Indians from McElmo Canyon in Cortez. It was super neat to get to see them and it’s rather hard to believe how they where able to create such things! It was a blast to get to go with JD as well and we took the dogs too! But you’ll hear more about this later! #hovenweepnationalmonument #hovenweep #mcelmocanyon #ancientruins #ruins #cortez #colorado #rez #gooutside #goadventure #outdoors #stayoutside #adventure #hiking #sandstone #getoutside #localbeauty

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2 weeks ago

Drum Roll Please.... Meet Hank, ya'll! Hank JUST moved in to Mutiny Ranch today. He's an adorable burro that lost his goat family to a mountain lion (he lived up at 8000' near the woods in Mancos). Hank is somewhere between 20 and 40 years old and is only slightly taller than Maggie the minihorse (who's only 29" at the withers). We hope he settles in with his new family because we already love him! And yes, we know we have a "problem" getting all these critters but after losing Ewan we felt we had enough room (and love) for this little guy to enjoy his retirement. #mutinyranch #burro #donkey #farmlife #farmlet #abundance #farmanimals #mutineer #mcelmocanyon

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2 weeks ago

Winter Market started yesterday and Mutiny Ranch sold out of Chocolate Sourdough, Plain Sourdough and half of my coffee. I came home with just one loaf of pumpkin sourdough (which happened to be the perfect accompaniment to some potato soup). Our set up was quick but looked great because we have fantastic (homemade!!) items. Like pottery from McElmo Canyon's Barefoot Pottery...all extremely well priced. And locally smoked from Rim Rock (we have samples for you to try). And plants loving grown by McElmo Canyon's female pioneer, Dorethea Fury, and tended to by the gentle heart and hands of Bati. But the puppies might have given us an unfair advantage. We practically had a line for people wanting to see them! We'll be at Winter Market next week (Nov 10 from 10am-1pm) along with the PUPPIES! See you at Four Seasons Greenhouse & Nursery... P.S. I'm considering taking special orders of sourdough, gluten free sandwich bread and home roasted coffee. Comment here or email me for details!! Talesfromthemutiny at gmail (dot) com. #mutinyranch #sourdough #Chocolate #farmlife #homestead #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmersmarket #wintermarket #furysfunnyfarm #bread #wildyeast #baker #homeroastedcoffee #coffeesnob #supportlocal #puppies #fourcorners

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2 weeks ago

Wild horses found me hiking today 😎

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2 weeks ago

An interesting twist of events... I prepped 17 loaves of sourdough last night to sell at Winter Market. Woke up early to start baking since i can only do two loaves at a time (so it will take most of the day) only to find my oven not heating. Did some Googling and I dont have time to tear apart the stove and test things right now (and it would entail a trip to town for parts I'm sure). So i grabbed my vintage counter top roaster (a #thriftstorefind ) , cranked it up to 500ºF, placed an inverted brownie pan on the bottom to insulate to loaves from scorched bottoms and gave it a shot. Turns out it's a nice alternative! I was worried it wouldn't really get up to temperature but so far, so good. Fingers crossed we can make it through the day! P.S. Winter Market starts tomorrow, Nov 3, at Four Seasons Nursery in Dolores. Find this delicious sourdough AND freshly roasted coffee at the Fury's Funny Farm Booth!!! #mutinyranch #sourdough #farmlife #wildyeast #pumpkinsourdough #chocolatesourdough #homemade #baker #baking #MacGyver #improviseadaptovercome #farmersmaket #Cortez #mcelmocanyon #supportlocal #shoplocal #bread

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2 weeks ago

Just a quick lil appreciation post ~ Last week a small group of us went hiking to honor the lovely @zethadorea 's 19th birthday! I'm sorry I'm posting this late, but I'd just like to say that in the near 20yrs that I've known this woman, she has been the most caring, compassionate, giving, and upstanding friend I could have possibly asked for. For nearly 20yrs, this woman has gone so far out of her way to make me feel special, and she's never missed an opportunity to, so now it's my turn. I know I don't see you as much as I'd like to, and I don't deserve the unconditional love that you've shown me, but I will say that I am more than grateful to have you, and your little family in my life! I grew up with you, and throughout our lives things have changed so much, but nothing will change the fact that you are my forever friend, until the absolute end, and with all the love in the world, I'd like to say, happy late birthday, my dearest 🌹💖🎂✨🎉🎁🦄 • #birthdaypost #appreciationpost #sandcanyon #mcelmocanyon #hikeoftheyear #ihadsuchablastwithyouguys 😁 #alsothecakewasbombaf

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1 month ago

What do you do with your share of the apple harvest (from the family orchard) if you don’t really like apples? You make boatloads of pie filling, that’s what!

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2 months ago

Fury's Funny Farm not only puts a lot of love and creative energy into growing their gardens...they bring the beauty of their land and love of the natural world to the Farmer's Market. Their booth is chock full of colors, textures, smells and flavors. Check out this gorgeous display of heirloom tomatoes, heritage apples, peaches and pears and grapes grown on vines planted a hundred years ago by the first homesteaders. The apples are from trees once part of the famous World's Fair winning orchards. #furysfunnyfarm #mcelmocanyon #farmersmaket #cortez #cortezfarmersmarket #mesaverdecountry #swcolorado #homestead #locallygrown #mcelmopeaches #heritageapples #montezumacounty #buylocal #locavore #shoplocal #supportsmallfarmers

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2 months ago

Proud teacher moment! 💚💜I love love love hearing from some of the amazing recent graduates of our online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training! 🎓🎉These new kids yoga teachers are ready to rock the world and truly make a difference in children’s lives! Lucky kids! #ggykteachertraining #yogaforlife 🙏🏼😀 Repost @talesfromthemutiny with @get_repost ・・・ What a great course! I've just finished up the Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training by Go Go Yoga for Kids. Founder Sara Weis provides a great program and I'm excited to introduce some new concepts to the kids at @battlerockcharterschool this year. Never stop learning and never stop sharing what you've learned. ♡♡ @gogoyogakids #ggykteachertraining #kidsyoga #teachertraining #yogaforeveryone #neverstoplearning #givingback #mcelmocanyon #littleyogis #mindfulness

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2 months ago

Sneak peak! Fury's Funny Farm and Friends had some new handmade pottery dropped off just in time for tomorrow's Farmer's Market. McElmo neighbor, Barefoot Pottery, has been hard at work creating new pieces you're going to love! And if you think fall has arrived so quickly imagine how fast the holidays will be upon us!! These beauties are sure to delight. And paired with a bag of freshly roasted McElmo Canyon coffee, well you'd be the bell of the ball! Find us at the Cortez Farmer's Market tomorrow morning from 7:30am til noonish. #mutinyranch #mcelmocanyon #furysfunnyfarm #cortez #cortezfarmersmarket #farmersmaket #supportlocal #supportlocalartists #supportsmallfarmers #shoplocal #supportsmallbusinesses #locavore #mesaverdecountry

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2 months ago

Scenes from a small farm...it's hard to believe 2.5 years ago we were still fulltime RVers. Most of the "memories" that pop up on FB are of those adventures. This new adventure looks quite different but feeds my soul. Maggie, Fletcher and Dot. Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery. Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #minihorse #pony #goats #pig #potbellypig #pygmygoat

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2 months ago

"The desert floras shame us with their cheerful adaptations to the seasonal limitations. Their whole duty is to flower and fruit, and they do it hardly, or with tropical luxuriance, as the rain admits...One hopes the land may breed like qualities in her human offspring, not tritely to "try", but to do". ~Mary Hunter Austin #furysfunnyfarm #pricklypear #desert #highdesert #landscape #redrocks #cactus #cacti #mcelmocanyon #mesaverdecountry #swcolorado #fourcorners #landoflittlerain #Ancients #canyons #montezumacounty

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3 months ago

Our bounty from today’s visit to the Cortez Farmer’s Market. We are already a few cucumbers, tomatoes, and a half loaf of sourdough down after a caprese salad lunch. Chocolate sourdough and fresh roasted coffee planned for breakfast tomorrow. Yum! Special note: the freshly baked sourdough and fresh roasted coffee were lovingly and artistically made by a former full time RV’er @talesfromthemutiny. Her account was one of the first we followed when we started investigating going full time ourselves. An inspiration then and now. #cortezfarmersmarket #mcelmocanyon #freshroastedcoffee #abundance #sustainable #colorado #buylocal #supportfarmers #nomads #rvliving #roadtriplife #homeiswhereyouparkit #rv #fulltimervliving #homeonwheels #rvfulltime #rvlife #rvlifestyle #tinyhouseonwheels

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3 months ago

It's after 11pm and I'm putting my last loaves of bread to bed. Even though I tried to plan well it ended up to be a late evening prepping for market. I have a new appreciation for all of the hard work, effort and dedication small farmers, bakers, artists and crafters put into their booths at Farmer's Markets across the world. It's not easy...even if you absolutely love what you're doing. It's long hours whether you're baking, painting, carving, growing, nurturing, planting, irrigating, planning, fighting off grasshoppers or blight or bloat or hornworms or nest invaders...it's trips to the grocery store, feed store or other local farmers to gather ingredients or feed or bedding or supplies. It's mending fences, securing gates, obtaining more bake ware, replacing worn paint brushes, and gas money too. Many pay retail prices to create something new to sell...like bread baked with local ingredients but also add love, care and, dare I say, pride. Others trade goods or labor (blood sweat and tears) to save money but in exchange for precious time (which is more valuable?) all to bring delights for the taste buds or eyes to your local farmer's markets. So if you wonder why that loaf of homemade bread costs more than that mass produced, machine produced 99 cent pseudo loaf at the grocery store ask yourself which is full of care and love (and JUST baked) and which is full of mystery ingredients and already a week (or more) old. Apply that to every offering...the meat hand raised and pastured, the coffee mug made by hand, the truly free range eggs, the one of a kind painting or bracelet, the hand spun yarn, all of it. HOW you spend your money speaks volumes about your character...and it's louder than all those Facebook memes people love to spread. Spread the love instead. ♡♡♡ #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #farmersmarket #cortezfarmersmarket #supportlocal #supportsmallfarmers #shoplocal #buylocal #supportartisans

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3 months ago

Breakfast from the garden! Man, the kale has been fantastic, even with our super hot summer. It's been growing in the grow tunnel all year and still looks fantastic. The kale is accompanied by some lovely Thai basil (my fav), a little eggplant, a Serrano pepper and an Armenian cucumber. The purple flowers are alfalfa. I sliced the cuke and put it in pickle brine. Ate the radish immediately and then sauteed the rest and topped with farm eggs. Mmmmm. #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #growyourownfood #eattherainbow #homegrown

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3 months ago

THe Manitou Cliff dwellings are comprised of Anasazi ruins that date back to 800 to 1000 Years old. The 40 room site was originally located in McElmo Canyon, which is in the southwest corner of Colorado near Mesa Verde and Dolores. The process of relocating these cliff dwellings began in 1904 and was completed in 1907 when the preserve was opened to the public. #indian #indiandwellings #anasazi #history #archeology #colorado #mcelmocanyon #mesaverde #photography #naturephotography #kristytipton #landscapephotography #landscape #searchandcreate

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3 months ago

Mutiny Farm Garden: Some things struggle, some die off completely and some flourish. All bring wonder and amazement. A tiny seed becomes a plant that bears fruit and more tiny seeds. How can you not be humbled by this miracle? 1- Arugala flower (letting it go to seed so i can save them for later plantings) 2- Zucchini grown from seed 3- Cucumbers awash in hundreds of flowers (potential!!!) 4- Squash Flower (i failed to label...could be bird house gourds could be butternut or patty pan???) 5- Max Gold Zucchini 6- Peppers starting to flower 7- Ginger...first harvest!!! 8- Mint- growing wild on our property 9- Alpine strawberries started from tiny seeds #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #growyourownfood

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3 months ago

It was a great day at the Farmer's Market. Mutiny Ranch sold 13 loaves of bread!! I have one Chocolate Noir Sourdough that will be shared at a friend's going away party this evening. I also sold chocolate mint, purple basil, homemade soap and fresh roasted coffee. Next week I hope to have even more!!! #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #farmersmarket #cortez #swcolorado #homeroastedcoffee #sourdough #wildyeast

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4 months ago

Something a little special for the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning. Sourdough Chocolate Cinnamon Twist. Yep...100% McElmo Canyon Sourdough (zero commercial yeast). I'll have plain sourdough, fig & thyme sourdough (perfect with local goat cheese), decadent chocolate noir sourdough and gluten-free sandwich bread. Plus some small batch fresh roasted coffee!!! Catch me Fury's Funny Farm & Friends booth with lots more local goodness!! #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #sourdough #baker #baking #wildyeast #chocolate #farmersmarket #supportlocal #supportsmallfarmers #artisan #McElmoCanyon #cortezfarmersmarket #mesaverdecountry

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4 months 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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4 months ago

Today Mutiny Ranch participated in our local Farmer's Market!! Our offerings included fresh roasted coffee, fig & thyme sourdough, gluten-free sandwich bread, cherry elderflower jam and homemade buttermilk pumpkin bastille soap. Almost everything sold out!! #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #garden #gardening #abundance #mcelmocanyon #farmlife #homestead #farmlet #coffee #homecoffeeroasting #homemade #diy #baker #baking #glutenfree #glutenfreebaking #farmersmarket #cortez #swcolorado

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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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5 months 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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