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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