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Elderberry Ginger Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a time-tested remedy for flus and colds. The elderberry has been used for centuries, offering deep support for the immune system. When used at the onset of illness, elderberry can prove active at the cellular level with anti-viral activity and has...

How to make an Herbal Liniment for Pain

What is a liniment? A liniment is an herbal remedy that is used topically to help alleviate pain in sore muscles and soft tissues.  It’s usually made with either rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, so the herbs can be easily and quickly absorbed into the skin.   Oils can...

Natural Herbal Sunscreen

Folks are learning more and more that the dangers of commercial sunscreen may outweigh the benefits.  Many sunscreens have toxic ingredients, that can cause skin problems.  In fact, skin cancer rates have risen and many reports indicate that sunscreens may actually...

Healthy Herbs for Healthy Hens

by Sara Stewart Martinelli Keeping hens at home has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as we see more towns recognizing that people should have the right to keep their own chickens, more and more people are learning how fun and fulfilling it can...

Wild Greens Breakfast Casserole

By Kelsey Conger As spring sweeps across the Colorado Front Range an abundance of flowers and tender green leaves begin to emerge. Longtime favorites of homesteaders and foragers alike, such as Nettles, Dandelion, and Wild Onion, find their way into the kitchen and...

Dandelion Bread

Harvest your dandelion flowers in the morning before they fully open.  Be sure to harvest from an area that is as clean as possible. To harvest, grasp the yellow petals of the flower and twist them off the green part.  Don't use the green parts in the recipe, they are...

Top 5 Native Plants for a Bee Garden

Well, spring has finally arrived here at Three Leaf Farm! Our honeybees are beginning to wake up and actively search for food around the farm. By far, the most abundant flower right now is Dandelion – an non-native medicinal flower that has become widespread across...

Top 10 Tea Herbs for the Colorado Garden

Published in Natural Awakenings Magazine 2011 By Sara Stewart Martinelli   Making your own teas from herbs that you’ve planted, tended, and harvested is one of the most satisfying ways to enjoy your gardening efforts.  Herbs are wonderful to grow in the garden because...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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  ...

Southwest Butternut Dip

Here's another great recipe using our favorite squash, the Butternut.  This flavorful recipe offers a delicious, rich dip with all the healthy benefits of the butternut squash, and none of the fat of traditional creamy dips.  It's a great choice for a fall gathering....

Butternut Ginger Soup

With over 3000 lbs of butternut squash this season, we have been working to perfect our recipe for butternut squash soup.   This is the result!   Ingredients: 2 Butternut squash 1 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil 1 tsp ginger powder, 1 tsp salt, pinch of cinnamon mixed...

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...

Harvest Tomato Jam

This delicious tomato jam was served at our Tomato Explosion Farm Dinner.  You can use it for delicious goodies, both sweet and savory.  It tastes like harvest in a jar! 3 lbs tomatoes (peeled or not peeled). I used cherry tomatoes 1.25 lbs sugar 1 tsp chili flakes...

Blue’s Breeding Blog #3

Well, its a done deal!  Blue and her chosen stallion, Bit, have successfully completed the act (with a little help) and now we are in the waiting stage to see if it all worked as planned. The entire experience was not nearly as traumatic as I thought it would be, and...

Corn Tamale Pie

This is one of my favorite recipes- my kids love it, I love it, and it's super easy!  You can do all kinds of variations with it as well. Ingredients: 3/4 cup cornmeal 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup oil 1 can chopped...

Ginger Cucumber Salad

2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin 1/2 small red onion, sliced very thin 1/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup apple juice 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger   Mix the vinegar, sugar, apple juice and ginger in a bowl. Add the...

Equine Prenatal Herbal Blend

Raspberry Leaf (Rubus ssp) - Raspberry leaf has been used during pregnancy for centuries and is known as one of nature's strongest allies to nourish and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic region, and especially of the uterus.  It's high in Vitamins C, E, A, and B,...

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...

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...

Natural Hoof Oil

3 cups Olive Oil 1/4 cup rosemary 1/4 cup rosehips 1/4 cup nettles 1/4 cup calendula 1/4 cup comfrey 1/4 cup bladderack 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup lanolin (optional) 1 Tablespoon Tea Tree Oil 1 Tablespoon Lavender Oil 1 Tablespoon Vitamin E Oil * In a double boiler,...

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....

Pumpkin Chicken Treats

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite web blogs, Fresh Eggs Daily.  I modified it a little bit and thought I'd add a few more herbs into to it give it that special herbal 'boost'.  It was easy to make and the girls seem to love it! 3 cups whole wheat flour 1 cups...

Natural Dishwashing Cubes

1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1/3 cup Epsom salt Lemon Juice Mix all powders together in a large stainless steel bowl In a smaller bowl, take one cup of the blended powders and add 4 Tablespoons of the lemon juice. When you add the lemon juice, the mixture will foam...

6 Things to do in Winter to Prepare for the Spring Garden

Those of us who love to work in the dirt can get a bit depressed and stir crazy in the dead of winter.  When I look out at the brown fields, or at the horses rolling around in the mud pasture, it’s hard for me to remember the abundance (and heat, sweat, and weeds)...

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...

Fresh Ginger Honey Syrup

I recently saw a recipe for a ginger syrup, and thought I’d give it a go.  Like always, I had to change things up a bit to suit my own tastes  and purposes, so this is my recipe for Ginger Syrup.  This syrup is great for mixing with soda water, starting a sauce, or...

Natural Herbal Carpet Powder

Do you have dogs?  Do you have carpets? Well, if you do, and your like me, your carpets smell like dogs. . .  (I noticed this morning when I was laying on the carpet, pretending to do yoga, but really just laying there. . . .) So, I made this easy carpet deodorizing...

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...

Apricot Cherry Jam

5 cups pureed apricots (buy about 3 lbs. fully ripe apricots) 1 cup pureed cherries {buy about 2- 2 1/2 cups fruit} 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. EVER-FRESH Fruit Protector 4-1/2 cups sugar, measured into a bowl {you'll need to divide it somewhat later on} 1 box...

Hen Pecking Chicken Salve

Our chickens have been pecking each other's backs, and creating ugly bald spots. Here's an ointment I made to help soothe the ouchiness as well as getting the other's to "lay off". 1/2 Cup Almond oil 1/8  cup beeswax 30 drops tea tree Essential oil 20 drops lavender...

Sleepy Time Night Balm

I created this recipe for my son, who has a hard time falling asleep.  It incorporates both herbal healing and aromatherapy to soothe the mind and support a good night's sleep. This recipe is written for dried herbs, but fresh herbs could certainly be substituted. ...

Sleepy Tea

Probably the tea that is most requested - 1 part chamomile 1 part lemon balm 1/2 part oatstraw 1/2 part spearmint 1/4 part skullcap 1/4 part passionflower Mix all herbs together in a bowl.  you want the herbs to all be around the same size for uniform infusing. Use 1...

Herbal Facial Exfoliation Blend

1 tbsp rolled oats 1 tbsp raw almonds 1 tbsp lavender flowers 1 tbsp rose petals 1 tbsp chamomile 1 tsp French green clay 5 drops lavender oil Grind oats, almonds, and flowers into fine powder using a clean coffee grinder.  Sift through a mesh screen. Add clay and...

Relaxation Body Polish

1 lb  Pacific Sea Salt - fine grain 1 cup pure Sweet Almond Oil 1/4 cup Jojoba oil 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 1/8 cup ground chamomile (measure then grind) 1/ 8 cup rose petals, ground (measure, then grind) 1/ 8 cup lavender, ground (measure, then grind) 1/8 cup lemon balm,...

Bath Tea Recipes

To make bath teas - Blend all the herbs is an large bowl.  Using a sock, or a stocking, fill about 1/2  cup of the herbal blend  and place into a hot bath.  Do not put the herbs directly into the water, as they will cause a mess!  You can also use a large tea ball,...

Grilled Corn with Chile Lime Butter

To make the butter: 1 stick butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp mild chili powder Large pinch of paprika Large pinch of cumin 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Salt and pepper Juice of 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon olive oil Ears of corn, husks removed Salt and pepper Blend the...

Medicinal Pickled Garlic

With the recent outbreak of West Nile Virus in Colorado, I wanted to find some good recipes using garlic.  I've found that eating a lot of garlic really helps cut down on the amount of bites I get, and garlic is also a great remedy for colds and flu.  It's one of...

Working Equitation Fun Day at the Farm

Our first Working Equitation Fun Day at the farm was a great success!  The weather was wonderful, all the horses behaved, and the humans were pretty good too!   You can see some of the photos of the fun day by visiting...

Compost Tea

 Directions For Making Your Own Compost Tea   Setting up a home tea brewer is easy. Here are the directions: Gather these supplies •a five gallon bucket •compost •an old pillowcase •string to tie the pillowcase •a few tablespoons of molasses (find organic molasses...

Roasted Beets with Gorgonzola Dill

4-8 beets, about 1 1/4 pound 2 shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon sugar Salt 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 3 oz fresh gorgonzola Directions: Place unpeeled beets in a baking pan just large enough to...

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This is a family favorite - super simple flavors, but delicious.  It highlights the flavors of the peppers, and is incredibly low calorie and healthy. 10 red peppers 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cans chicken broth 1 tsp garlic chili sauce, like Siracha 1...

Garlic Herbal Horse Treats

1 cup dry oatmeal 1 cup flour 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/4 cup molasses Directions: Mix ingredients in a bowl Form little balls and place on a greased cookie sheet Bake...

Herbal Laundry Liquid

1 1/2 qt water 20 organic soap nuts 40 - 50 drops essential oils (choice of lavender, tea tree, cedarwood, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, sweet orange, ylang ylang.) 1. Pour hot water over soap nuts 2. Steep for 30 minutes to 1 hr. 3. Strain, and reserve...

Equine Bug Bite Spray

Equine Bug Bite Spray I created this recipe for Blue the Horse but like always, we test all my potions on ourselves (the humans) before we give them to the animals.  We found this spray to be so effective that we kept a bottle for ourselves.  It really helps with the...

Bug Bite Spray

Bug Bite Spray I created this recipe for Blue the Horse but like always, we test all my potions on ourselves (the humans) before we give them to the animals.  We found this spray to be so effective that we kept a bottle for ourselves.  It really helps with the...

Iced Cucumber Lemon Soup

Ingredients: 5 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 1/2 cup fresh mint*, chopped 1/4 cup green onions or chives, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest 1 tsp sugar 2 cups crushed ice Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: • Combine...

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.  

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.  

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...

Our new barn is going up!

We are so excited to watch the daily construction of our new, 10 stall barn.  We'll keep you posted, but we hope to open for equine residents by January 1!  

Welcome to the world, baby turtles!

The turtles hatched this week, working their way out of the a small hole through the dirt from their egg nest to the surface.  Farmer Chase had to help a few of them turn the right way toward the river, but they all seemed to make it just fine!  We don't know how many...

Elderberry Ginger Syrup

Elderberry Ginger Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a time-tested remedy for flus and colds. The elderberry has been used for centuries, offering deep support for the ...

How to make an Herbal Liniment for Pain

How to make an Herbal Liniment for Pain

What is a liniment? A liniment is an herbal remedy that is used topically to help alleviate pain in sore muscles and soft tissues.  ...

Natural Herbal Sunscreen

Natural Herbal Sunscreen

Folks are learning more and more that the dangers of commercial sunscreen may outweigh the benefits.  Many sunscreens have toxic ...

Healthy Herbs for Healthy Hens

Healthy Herbs for Healthy Hens

by Sara Stewart Martinelli Keeping hens at home has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as we see more towns ...

Wild Greens Breakfast Casserole

Wild Greens Breakfast Casserole

By Kelsey Conger As spring sweeps across the Colorado Front Range an abundance of flowers and tender green leaves begin to emerge. ...

Dandelion Bread

Dandelion Bread

Harvest your dandelion flowers in the morning before they fully open.  Be sure to harvest from an area that is as clean as possible. To

Top 5 Native Plants for a Bee Garden

Top 5 Native Plants for a Bee Garden

Well, spring has finally arrived here at Three Leaf Farm! Our honeybees are beginning to wake up and actively search for food around ...

Top 10 Tea Herbs for the Colorado Garden

Top 10 Tea Herbs for the Colorado Garden

Published in Natural Awakenings Magazine 2011 By Sara Stewart Martinelli   Making your own teas from herbs that you’ve planted, ...

Welcome Polatito!

Welcome Polatito!

We are thrilled to welcome our newest member of our Equine Herd, a Mexican Sporthorse Warmblood, Polatito. Polo is just six years old, ...

10 Insect Repelling Plants for Around the Barn

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, ...

Need Barn Cats?  Save some lives in the process!

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 ...

Fresh Tomato Basil Cream Soup

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 ...

Fall 2016

Our Medicine Trail showed vast improvement and recovery this summer from the damage of the floods in 2013.  Three years have passed, ...

5 Natural Products to use in the Barn

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

Three of my Favorite Wild Flowers

Three of my Favorite Wild Flowers

(Published in Wellness Times, June 21, 2012) http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/wellness-news-top-3-healing-flowers ...

Ten Things to Look for in a Boarding Facility

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 ...

Imbolc 2016

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 ...

Farm Fresh Broccoli Quiche

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 ...

Southwest Butternut Dip

Southwest Butternut Dip

Here’s another great recipe using our favorite squash, the Butternut.  This flavorful recipe offers a delicious, rich dip with ...

Butternut Ginger Soup

Butternut Ginger Soup

With over 3000 lbs of butternut squash this season, we have been working to perfect our recipe for butternut squash soup.   This is the

Cricket and Tip Healing Well

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 ...

Harvest Tomato Jam

Harvest Tomato Jam

This delicious tomato jam was served at our Tomato Explosion Farm Dinner.  You can use it for delicious goodies, both sweet and ...

Blue’s Breeding Blog #3

Blue’s Breeding Blog #3

Well, its a done deal!  Blue and her chosen stallion, Bit, have successfully completed the act (with a little help) and now we are in ...

Corn Tamale Pie

Corn Tamale Pie

This is one of my favorite recipes- my kids love it, I love it, and it’s super easy!  You can do all kinds of variations with it ...

Ginger Cucumber Salad

Ginger Cucumber Salad

2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin 1/2 small red onion, sliced very thin 1/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup packed brown

Equine Prenatal Herbal Blend

Equine Prenatal Herbal Blend

Raspberry Leaf (Rubus ssp) – Raspberry leaf has been used during pregnancy for centuries and is known as one of nature’s ...

Blue’s Breeding Blog #2

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 ...

Blue’s Breeding Blog #1

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 ...

Natural Hoof Oil

Natural Hoof Oil

3 cups Olive Oil 1/4 cup rosemary 1/4 cup rosehips 1/4 cup nettles 1/4 cup calendula 1/4 cup comfrey 1/4 cup bladderack 1/4 cup coconut

5 Great Herbs for Horses

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 ...

Pumpkin Chicken Treats

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite web blogs, Fresh Eggs Daily.  I modified it a little bit and thought I’d add a few more ...

Natural Dishwashing Cubes

Natural Dishwashing Cubes

1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1/3 cup Epsom salt Lemon Juice Mix all powders together in a large stainless steel bowl In a smaller ...

6 Things to do in Winter to Prepare for the Spring Garden

6 Things to do in Winter to Prepare for the Spring Garden

Those of us who love to work in the dirt can get a bit depressed and stir crazy in the dead of winter.  When I look out at the brown ...

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 ...

Fresh Ginger Honey Syrup

Fresh Ginger Honey Syrup

I recently saw a recipe for a ginger syrup, and thought I’d give it a go.  Like always, I had to change things up a bit to suit my own ...

Natural Herbal Carpet Powder

Natural Herbal Carpet Powder

Do you have dogs?  Do you have carpets? Well, if you do, and your like me, your carpets smell like dogs. . .  (I noticed this morning ...

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

Apricot Cherry Jam

Apricot Cherry Jam

5 cups pureed apricots (buy about 3 lbs. fully ripe apricots) 1 cup pureed cherries {buy about 2- 2 1/2 cups fruit} 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon

Hen Pecking Chicken Salve

Hen Pecking Chicken Salve

Our chickens have been pecking each other’s backs, and creating ugly bald spots. Here’s an ointment I made to help soothe ...

Sleepy Time Night Balm

Sleepy Time Night Balm

I created this recipe for my son, who has a hard time falling asleep.  It incorporates both herbal healing and aromatherapy to soothe ...

Sleepy Tea

Sleepy Tea

Probably the tea that is most requested – 1 part chamomile 1 part lemon balm 1/2 part oatstraw 1/2 part spearmint 1/4 part ...

Herbal Facial Exfoliation Blend

Herbal Facial Exfoliation Blend

1 tbsp rolled oats 1 tbsp raw almonds 1 tbsp lavender flowers 1 tbsp rose petals 1 tbsp chamomile 1 tsp French green clay 5 drops ...

Relaxation Body Polish

Relaxation Body Polish

1 lb  Pacific Sea Salt – fine grain 1 cup pure Sweet Almond Oil 1/4 cup Jojoba oil 1 tsp Vitamin E oil 1/8 cup ground chamomile ...

Bath Tea Recipes

Bath Tea Recipes

To make bath teas – Blend all the herbs is an large bowl.  Using a sock, or a stocking, fill about 1/2  cup of the herbal blend ...

Grilled Corn with Chile Lime Butter

Grilled Corn with Chile Lime Butter

To make the butter: 1 stick butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp mild chili powder Large pinch of paprika Large pinch of cumin 3 ...

Medicinal Pickled Garlic

Medicinal Pickled Garlic

With the recent outbreak of West Nile Virus in Colorado, I wanted to find some good recipes using garlic.  I’ve found that eating

Working Equitation Fun Day at the Farm

Working Equitation Fun Day at the Farm

Our first Working Equitation Fun Day at the farm was a great success!  The weather was wonderful, all the horses behaved, and the ...

Compost Tea

Compost Tea

 Directions For Making Your Own Compost Tea   Setting up a home tea brewer is easy. Here are the directions: Gather these supplies

Roasted Beets with Gorgonzola Dill

Roasted Beets with Gorgonzola Dill

4-8 beets, about 1 1/4 pound 2 shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon sugar Salt 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon ...

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This is a family favorite – super simple flavors, but delicious.  It highlights the flavors of the peppers, and is incredibly low

Garlic Herbal Horse Treats

Garlic Herbal Horse Treats

1 cup dry oatmeal 1 cup flour 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons garlic powder ...

Herbal Laundry Liquid

Herbal Laundry Liquid

1 1/2 qt water 20 organic soap nuts 40 – 50 drops essential oils (choice of lavender, tea tree, cedarwood, eucalyptus, lemon, ...

Equine Bug Bite Spray

Equine Bug Bite Spray

Equine Bug Bite Spray I created this recipe for Blue the Horse but like always, we test all my potions on ourselves (the humans) before

Bug Bite Spray

Bug Bite Spray

Bug Bite Spray I created this recipe for Blue the Horse but like always, we test all my potions on ourselves (the humans) before we ...

Iced Cucumber Lemon Soup

Iced Cucumber Lemon Soup

Ingredients: 5 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 1/2 cup fresh mint*, chopped 1/4 cup green onions or chives, chopped

Kitties at the Farm

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 ...

Springtime Baby Goats

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 ...

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!  ...

Our new barn is going up!

Our new barn is going up!

We are so excited to watch the daily construction of our new, 10 stall barn.  We’ll keep you posted, but we hope to open for ...

Welcome to the world, baby turtles!

The turtles hatched this week, working their way out of the a small hole through the dirt from their egg nest to the surface.  Farmer ...