mutinyranch Photos & Videos

4 days 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 days 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

Until next time @talesfromthemutiny lovely visit in the country/beautiful sights and sounds. What an amazing and definitely soul healing experience to be out here with nature and gentle animals. Reminds me of my favorite quote “very little is needed to be happy.” Thanks and until we meet again. #mutinyranch #bonellis #lovinlife #farmhouse #ranchhouse #outdoors #colorado #southwest #happylife #simplethings #blessed #memories #baeandme #travels #explore #wandermore #wanderlust #gooutside #connectwithnature #earthlover #gimmallthegreens #treelovers #trees 🌳 #mountains #openfields #untilnexttime

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2 weeks ago

If you judge people by outward appearances, which you then create a positive or negative story about in your head, you may never find that genuine friendship for which you've been longing. Friendship is important. Studies have shown that healthy friendships reduce stress and prolong life. Friends lift us up and enrich our emotional lives. They also give us strength. And here's an unlikely pair...a pig and a dog...showing us that friends can come from unlikely places. Different in more ways than most yet still friends. #mutinyranch #pig #piglet #potbellypig #rescuedog #friends #friendship #farmlet

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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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3 weeks 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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3 weeks 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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3 weeks ago

Looking sexy in those waders! We're attempting to seal our pond with PAM (polyacrylamide) which we got from the High Desert Conservation District. Supposedly a safe choice for aquatics, birds and mammals...we'd love to stock the pond with fish and make it a year round habitat for slippery, slimies and water birds. #mutinyranch #sustainable #Permaculture #pond #waders #water #froghabitat

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3 weeks ago

More Trees! Last night, with the invaluable help of our neighbor Paul, we planted 2 Northern Catalpa trees on our property. Hopefully these trees will grow fast and offer much needed shade on the western facing side of our house. They're such beautiful trees and hardy to zone 5 (we're 6b). And one is blooming!!!Thanks to Cliffrose Garden Center for advice on the trees (and a great discount for Rix Pix). #mutinyranch #Permaculture #garden #shadetrees #catalpa #trees #Cliffrose #cortez #supportlocal #shoplocal #buylocal

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1 month ago

Fletcher is looking dashing in his new Comfort Fit (TM) Safety Harness. Designed with the discerning minipig in mind. It's sleek, its comfortable and it compliments his skin tone. Get yours at Ross Mill Farm. (Neither Fletcher nor Mutiny Ranch was compensated for this plug. Ross Mill Farm is a pig rescue organization located in PA. We're happy to support them and spread the word about their great piggie harness). #mutinyranch #pig #piggie #minipig #potbellypig #harness #takeyourpigforawalk #rossmillfarm

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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

The good forest grows!! Planted so far this year: *2-Golden Currants*2-Aronia Berry*2-Nanking Cherries*1-Mulberry Tree*1-Patriot Blueberry*1-Rubel Blueberry*3-Thornless Raspberry*2-Thornless Blackberry*3-Hardy Kiwi*6-Rugosa Roses (perfect for rose hips and more)*3-Hazelnut trees*countless white lilacs*. oh...then I reseeded part of the pasture... Still hoping to get some grape vines in the ground too. I'm tired now!! #mutinyranch #Permaculture #foodforest #growyourownfood #microclimate #biodiversity #farmlet #growallthethings #sustainable

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2 months ago

Well, it looks like the outdoor kitchen is becoming a reality! Sure we have lots of projects started as well as ones that are time sensitive (like planting the garden) but this outdoor kitchen will solve several problems. *A place to wash and sort veggies from the garden. *A storage area for canning supplies (100's of mason jars, a water bath AND pressure canner). *Storage for some gardening supplies. *A place to cook food, bake breads and can veggies without heating up the whole house. *An outdoor bar...of course!! #mutinyranch #outdoorkitchen #farmlet

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2 months ago

Thrift Store Finds: This "vintage" General Electric waffle maker. This older gadget (1960's I believe) makes perfect waffles and the griddle flips over to use as a sandwich press). I found an identical model for about $40 (plus shipping) online. That makes this an extra nice score!! Homemade waffles using locally grown and milled Blue Bird flour, backyard eggs, local raw milk and homemade ghee. #mutinyranch #sustainable #waffles #thrifting #thriftstorefind #thriftstore #reuse #buyused #homemade #farmlet #locavore

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2 months ago

It's pretty nice to find a family owned, local company that grows grass, hay and pasture seed designed for our specific needs...both in use (food for grazing animals and roots for soil structure) as well as our unique growing conditions (high desert, dryland, semi-irrigated and irrigated farmland). They also produce cover crop seeds and wildflower seeds for our area! We'll be reseeding part of our pasture and a non-irrigated section near the barn. Here's to healthy soil!! #mutinyranch #sustainable #pasture #supportlocal #farmlife #farmlet #soil #dirt

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2 months ago

I was patiently waiting for more dandelions to bloom before I harvested any to make jelly and simple syrup. I do make sure to share with the bees but our crabapple, Apple trees, cherry and (any day now) lilacs are blooming too. Anyway...i found Maggie going around the pasture eating just dandelion flowers. Lots of them. I now have competition! #mutinyranch #minihorse #dandelion #farmlet #farmlife #homesteadersofamerica

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