10 Insect Repelling Plants for Around the Barn

By Sara Stewart Martinelli Did you know that you can plant any number of things around and near your barn to reduce and repel flies, mosquitos, and other insects?   Here’s a list of some easy to grow plants that thrive in Colorado that are wonderful allies for keeping the population of these pests down. Catnip […]

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Need Barn Cats? Save some lives in the process!

Need Barn Cats? Now taking reservations for a spring transfer! Three Leaf Farm is teaming up with Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats to bring you barn cats in this lifesaving mission. Most of you know of the benefits of having barn cats to keep the rodent population in check, and you have probably seen […]

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Fresh Tomato Basil Cream Soup

Ingredients: 8-10 medium sized fresh tomatoes (chopped) ½ onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (chopped) 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh basil (chopped) 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup half/half cream 1 teaspoon Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic until lightly brown. Add  the tomatoes, basil, butter, salt/pepper […]

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Fall 2016

Our Medicine Trail showed vast improvement and recovery this summer from the damage of the floods in 2013.  Three years have passed, and we are just now being able to see this kind of recovery, but it has been fascinating to see the way Mother Nature heals. Many of the seeds we planted with the […]

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5 Natural Products to use in the Barn

By Sara Stewart Martinelli This post was originally posted on the blog of the Boulder County Horse Association Many of us are searching for ways to increase the use of natural products in our lives. Sometimes we forget that some of the simplest and most basic household products offer a wide range of uses in […]

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Three of my Favorite Wild Flowers

(Published in Wellness Times, June 21, 2012) http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/wellness-news-top-3-healing-flowers Sweet Violets – Viola odorada Little sweet violets are the perfect harbinger of spring, with their quiet, humble purple faces cheerfully appearing amidst their heart shaped leaves.   Native to Europe, violets are now found throughout the world and are known as sweet violets, English violets, wood violets, […]

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Ten Things to Look for in a Boarding Facility

by Sara Stewart Martinelli Searching for a good boarding facility for your horse can be overwhelming. Not only do prices usually range on a wide scale, but so do the amenities, services, and quality of the facilities. Before you even begin your search, determine what you need in the way of care and amenities. Make […]

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Imbolc 2016

February 2 is known as Imbolc, or Candlemas. It’s the date that’s the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, and agricultural communities and cultures have long recognized it as a time to honor and celebrate.  In modern culture, we have named it ‘Groundhog Day’, and look to the modern, technologically sound and scientific […]

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Farm Fresh Broccoli Quiche

Broccoli Quiche Ingredients: 2 deep dish pie crusts, either frozen or freshly made 8 farm fresh eggs 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup whole milk 4 cups broccoli florets ½ onion, diced fine 1 tsp salt ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper   Preheat oven to 350° Spread about […]

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