Our family farm and homestead is located on 50 acres of land in the East Mountains located between Tijeras and Edgewood which is east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. About 30 acres (15 on the east end & 15 on the west end) are dense pine/juniper forest. A 20 acre meadow is located in the middle. Elevation is between 7000 and 7500 … so the climate is more similar to Santa Fe than Albuquerque.
If you look hard, you can spot the rows of grapes & jujubes (left) the barn and surrounding infrastructure–the solar array etc (center), and the branch drain orchard (the big chicken foot to the right)
The purpose of our farm: To explore a more sustainable lifestyle, live well on less, localize our economy (produce 50% of our food, 70% of our fuel, 100% of our electricity), provide organically grown foods & other goods to local markets, and inspire others toward sustainability.
The purpose of our homestead: We wish to revitalize the practice of extended family living and provide land based security for future generations. In one house (and a barn studio) we’ll have residing Nonnie (grandma), Deedee (grandpa), mommy, daddy, aunties (maybe uncles), assorted babies & children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, chickens imminent, & maybe some goldfish. We hope to demonstrate & benefit from the sharing of knowledge, wisdom, economic, spatial, & labor related resources as well as the nurturing environment of many adult care-givers for our children. Our family supports the folllowing child-rearing practices: attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, positive discipline, unschooling/homeschooling, elimination communication.
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