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Extend Your Growing Season

Gardening is not just a great way to get some exercise—it’s also a great way to put fresh vegetables on the table for a very low cost. Now you may be thinking August is far too late in the growing … Continue reading

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Spring (soon to plant)

Last year we tried a straw bale garden, planting directly into a straw bale. We didn’t have much luck with that. Our whiskey barrel containers worked better to hold the moisture, and the straw bales just dried out too much … Continue reading

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Earth Building Workshop – September 28th

Please join us for our Earth Building Workshop Saturday, September 28th from 10AM – 5PM at CLR’s Ranch Facility new Pie Town, New Mexico Get hands-on experience with: Adobe blocks Earth Mortar Straw bale construction Earth Plaster Alis    

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Straw Bale Chicken Coop

We’re not sure why most of our best ideas come from Australia, but they do. This one is the design for a chicken coop which provides enough insulation to keep the chickens warm, great protection, and it’s easy to clean … Continue reading

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