Category Archives: crafts

New Mexico Yellow Flax (Linum neomexicanum)

I have New Mexico Yellow Flax, a native that is only in New Mexico, Arizona, and Northern Mexico. I found little information on it, but can rely on general knowledge of flax species. It likes pine forests at 4500 feet … Continue reading

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Trailing Fleabane (Erigeron flagellaris)

Trailing Fleabane is common here in the Sandia and Manzano mountains of New Mexico and common in Western North America. It is a delicate plant and I have seen it listed as both biennial or perennial.  I thought mine were … Continue reading

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Venerable Elders, One Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma)

All this digging an underground cabin-in-dreaming, but I never mention my two Venerable Elders that are One Seed Junipers and that flank my home site. Even worse, I have not attended to them while digging holes and schlepping rocks around. … Continue reading

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Lichens, Speckled Greenshield Lichen (Flavopunctelia flaventior)

Well, it is a lichen, anyway. This puppy is growing all over my pine trees, especially the older ones.  After much time trying to identify it, I am sure it is a lichen.  Looks like Speckled Greenshield Lichen.  Added Lichens … Continue reading

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Navajo Weaving Loom and Spindle

A Navajo spindle and weaving loom just went on my wish list. They do not take up much space and are easy to make yourself.  Hah… I knew there was something more appropriate than spending thousands of dollars for a … Continue reading

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Indoor Garden Needed Paint

Yesterday I started to put my new shelving unit together for the indoor garden then I realized I wanted to paint that room. The trailerstead has cheap old paneling and it is a medium brown color.  I bought black metal … Continue reading

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Hard Cider

I have never made cider or wine.  I got a simple wine recipe from an acquaintance online and also looked at both hard cider and wine recipes on the Internet.  I found a man who makes wine out of Kool … Continue reading

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