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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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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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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Cricket and Tip Healing Well

This fall has been a bit challenging for the Equines at Three Leaf Farm.  Everyone’s favorite character, Tip, our young Arabian gelding, was diagnosed with juvenile osteo-arthritis and had to have two hocks fused surgically.   And Cricket, one of our famous minis, had to have an eye removed after months of unsuccessfully trying to heal […]

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Breeding Blog – August 2015

Well, after many many tries, we have been unsuccessful at getting Blue with foal this year.   We are disappointed, of course, but have heard from many sources that it’s been a terrible year for reproduction in horses, and goats.  Our goat, Chibe, also didn’t succeed, after six weeks with her boyfriend.  This is the first […]

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Blue’s Breeding Blog #2

Blue had her “checkup” today.  The vet needs to check to make sure that she is healthy and that she has no infection or problem with her uterus.  What I learned :  horses are big inside!  The vet had to reach all the way into poor Blue (who was gently sedated for this intrusive procedure). […]

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Blue’s Breeding Blog #1

After lots and lots of contemplation, we’ve decided to breed our beautiful Paint mare, Blue.  This blog will chronicle the journey. The decision to breed did not come easy.  Ask any one what they think, and you’ll get a different opinion every time, often with a great deal of passionate conviction.  People have strong thoughts […]

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5 Great Herbs for Horses

by Sara Stewart Martinelli I know a lot of people, (and I must admit, I do it too!) who spend a lot of money on supplements for their horses. There are supplements for digestion, joint health, hormonal balance, and just about any other health issue you can think of. But why do modern, domestic horses […]

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Three of my Favorite Healing Wild Flowers

This is an article that was published in the Wellness Times, June 2012. 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 […]

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Flooding at the Farm

We were lucky at Three Leaf Farm that the flood waters did not reach the house, barn, goat cottage, or chicken coop.  All our buildings were spared any flooding, but unfortunately, the waters did cover almost all of our property other than that.  The waters literally came within inches of the buildings. Our back acres […]

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Photos: Raw Cooking Workshop

We had a wonderful Raw cooking workshop this weekend with Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Executive Chef Rachel Best.  Twelve participants arrived at the farm at 10 am to learn about the raw diet and the essential ingredients and equipment used in raw cooking, followed by hands on instruction in our farm kitchen.  The group worked together […]

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Summer Schedule Announced!

We’ve schedule a series of Farm Dinners for the first time at Three Leaf Farm.  Now that we’re in our third year of production, it’s time to invite people out the farm to see what we’re doing! Check out the list of great dinners we’ve planned, each being hosted by one of our talented Executive […]

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Kitties at the Farm

With the spring, came the mice, and what a great excuse to get a couple kittens!  Meet Cleopatra and Xena, our new barn cats!  As of now, they are living a life of luxury upstairs in the barn offices.  

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Springtime Baby Goats

Spring is in the air here at Three Leaf Farm and we’ve welcomed five new babies to our goat herd! What an amazing miracle to witness these precious creatures exploring the world for the first time.  

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Our New Barn

Our new barn is almost complete!  We’re just finishing up the inside, and a few finishing touches, but the horses have moved in and are loving their new stalls.  They still get turned out every day to the pasture, but at night they are safe and secure in the barn.  We’re hoping to be finished […]

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Welcome Sweet Pea and Sugar!

Our most recent additions to the farm, Sugar and Sweet Pear are both pure-bred Nubian Dairy Goats, both bred and expecting in March!  We are looking forward to some adorable kids, and the delicious, rich milk of the ladies will also be used for custom made cheese at the restaurants, as well as all-natural soaps […]

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