📷Featured Photographer📷 @johnhurkes - "Earth ship 🌐🦉🌌 High desert | Taos County, NM" 🏘
From Taos.org - "An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds.
The Earthship architectural concept began to take shape in the 1970s. Michael Reynolds wanted to create a home that would do three things: first, it would utilize sustainable architecture, and material indigenous to the local area or recycled materials wherever possible; second, the homes would rely on natural energy sources and be independent from the “grid”; thirdly, it would be feasible for a person with no specialized construction skills to build. Eventually, Reynolds’s vision was transformed into the common U-shaped earth-filled tire homes seen today."
We did some training today at our sister park: El Morro National Monument. El Morro is one of the very first national monuments and features sandstone cliffs that have been inscribed by humans for hundreds of year. Ancient Native American petroglyphs, inscriptions by Spanish conquistadors, and initials left by US Army cavalry soldiers and Union Pacific workers all intermingle across the face of the cliff. The park also features a pretty awesome hiking loop to the top of the bluff.
“Survey The Floor” is an underrated skill that Eli Chuha does well. .
Chuha does a great job of taking his time and “surveying” the floor before he gets into his move. Watch how his eyes keep the defense honest once he catches the ball. He also changes levels with the basketball causing the defenders hands to rise up. After he surveys the floor he attacks the defense in different ways. #Details#Survey#TheFloor#NewMexico#State#Aggies#NCAA#Basketball#PostMoves#SkillWork
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Beautiful Day here in New Mexico! Earth is one fascinating #ORGANISM !
I wonder if the Easter Egger hen is saying “thank goodness that tan egg is not mine- ouch!” 🤣🤣🤣
I have been collecting peafowl eggs for a few weeks now. I have one or two hens laying every other evening. When I gather up the eggs they lay in a new spot the next time so I am always on an Easter hunt. 💛🦚💛
This is my first year with peafowl eggs. I am hoping my peafowl are mature enough to lay fertile. 🤞I am thinking it might be a bust though. My male barely has the eye feathers going down his back (a sign he is two or under) and the females have increased in size since I got them in the fall (their eggs aren’t viable until year two). Nonetheless, I set some eggs under our broodie silkies. Apparently when you collect peafowl eggs to set you need to rotate them 3 times a day and not just leave them pointy side down like a chicken egg. They also lose viability after 6 days and a chicken is up to 14 days.
Lots to learn with these fowl birds. Next up will be worming them. 😳😳😳 Planting along for #herdhealththursday with @elizabethtaffet would @hotoffthenest and @la_primavera_farms like to play along with week or next?
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✨What was your first dance song? We changed our mind so many times and picked this one a week before the wedding ! 🎶 Promise To Love Her by Blane Howard 💖 #b2bnm
Today technology got the best of me. If you are able to purchase through the link in my profile, thank you and if not I'm sorry! Hoping tomorrow things run a little smoother and everyone can access my site.
Pretty sure mama needs wine after this day. Please remember as a small business owner I do it all, design my items, make them, package them, run my website, order inventory, add inventory, manage emails, run social media, send packages to mail, worry and run the financial side, and many other things along with staying home as a mama with a toddler and also I'm a wife. Thank you for your understanding and following along on my journey. I'm forever grateful.
. #gramofenchantment #nmtrue#newmexico#silvercitynm#gilaforest#gilawilderness#visitsilvercity#newmexicotrue#travelnm#nmnomad#igsouthwest
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my face when people ask “is that your real hair?” 🙃
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1 March 2019 atop the Sandia Crest. This was emotionally the most challenging part of this trip. I'd planned to wait until my birthday on Saturday to do this but, they were calling for high winds. So, it needed to happen today. At first the focus was to start/finish this hike. But, then I remember Eric reminding me, "You can't always judge things and experiences by the results; some things are just fun to do." So, I decided I'd enjoy the experience even if I didn't finish it.
I was familiar with the trail as this was the 3rd time I'd been on it but, I've never gone alone; Eric was always with me. Though I'm an Indiana girl, used to snow and much colder temps, there are plenty of other risks. However, I was well-prepared and cautious; there was a lot of snow and very few people. I was nervous and, set off with a healthy respect for my surroundings and yes, some fear. I nearly turned back at one point but, I took my time, pushed through and, did it anyway. When I got there, I cried. Then I sat in that rock cabin soaked in the view, the clean air, the sun and, the peace. It doesn't matter if anyone understands because a lot was conquered today and I rocked it. 💪My Eric would have been proud and, pretty sure I would have earned an "Atta girl!" (once back safe and sound). Then, not surprisingly, I cried the entire drive down. Grief and triumph in those tears; it was cleansing; I was full of gratitude for the 3+ years we shared. This sometimes unbearable ache reminds me that where there was deep grief there was, in fact, deep love.
Moving in my Horizon but, never alone. 💙