Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our First Farm: Gavilan Trading Post NM

We made it! We arrived here at Gavilan Trading Post on Thursday October 8th. It is very beautiful here with 989 acres to roam on and lots of livestock to feed. There are 120 goats, some milking goats but most cashmere. There are two cows, lots of chickens, cats, dogs, ducks, horses and a great family who lives here. There are currently 5 people that live here right now. They are one family and have many visitors come in and out. We took a tour of the land on Friday to see the layout and where we can go hiking. There are many Indian ruins here with caves that were used for ceremonies about 800 to 1000 years ago. We have yet to explore those areas. We are very excited to be here and really enjoy getting our hands in the dirt and milking goats! We spent Friday and Saturday harvesting the last of the potatoes and veggies and pulling out the dead corn stocks and feeding them to the goats. We eat all meat from here and all the meals are made from scratch. We are living extremely off the land at the moment and it feels really great. Here are a few photos of what we have been up to and the land. We will have more later!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful posts. i am really enjoying keeping up with you this way. By the way who was that happy old fella with you in the boat?
    Dad (JF)