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  • Allen Richardson
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  • Joe S Sausage
  • Local Food NM
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  • Pat O'Connell
  • Dianivy

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Crista's Blog

Where's that confounded BRIDGE? Bond election TOMORROW!

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

Mayor Barry and about half of our city council have put forth an AQB Bond Issue that goes to voters TOMORROW, October 4th.

Half of the money would go towards the START of rebuilding the I-25/Paseo del Norte Interchange (Including improved bike trails and pedestrian access) and half the money would go towards the start of building a Sports Complex.

My feeling, as a Resident, a Realtor, and someone who has learned a fair amount about ABQ development over the past 5 years... is…


GMO issue at the New Mexico Legislature 2011 - UPDATE

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 12:30am 0 Comments

GMO issue at the New Mexico state legislature 2011

UPDATE: Due to a strong lobbying push from the large corporations that patent and market these GMOs, and the fact that the NM Chili Association is "in-bed" with these corporations, this bill was LOST on the house floor in the week following this post. 

ON SHOULD KNOW: That, aside from permenently invading native, natural seed stock, one of the huge dangers of…


Let it go

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:17am 0 Comments


Wow, this will put you outside yourself... in a GOOD way: Let it go: "  " target="_blank">OK go, here it goes…


The Urban Farmhouse

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

I'm watching some HGTV show about renovating and old farmhouse property in upstate New York. While it's a truely enchanting home and property, It always distubs me a bit when city folks "renovate" and old country house on a budget of $600,000 - demolishing the vast majority of the charm and original detail - does it really say "farm"? Will it ever BE a farm again?

Driving down Rio Grande Blvd, taking in all the McMansion ex-farmettes,… Continue

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Where I Live:
North Valley
About Me:
I'm not crazy but I'm crazy about Albuquerque and the incredible urban rural mix of this bassackwards western town.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
The History, the Bosque, the acequias, the horses, the new urban growth, and the blind faith that we can pull it all together.
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Crista replied to Crista's discussion Seeking chicks or adult laying hens in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I sent my last two older birds to retirement in Algodones... and am now looking to PURCHASE 4-6 young birds, pullets or chicks. I had white leghorn and (I think) Rhode Island Red and found them a good mix because the white's laid better in the…"
Apr 11, 2014
Crista liked Matt Piccarello's event Water Harvesting Catchments for Wildlife
Apr 11, 2014
Crista replied to Crista's discussion Seeking chicks or adult laying hens in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Thank You Jess, Rick DID call me and I haven't called him back yet - but I appreciate it!"
Feb 1, 2014
Jess J.Chavez replied to Crista's discussion Seeking chicks or adult laying hens in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Hi, My friend Rick is selling laying hens that he has been raising.  They are expected to begin laying in the next month or so.  I gave him your number and he may call you."
Jan 31, 2014
Crista added a discussion to the group ABQ Chicken Keepers

Seeking chicks or adult laying hens

My flock of six is down to 3 and none are laying. I am looking to adopt a few older hens that are still laying, or purchase (LOCAL source only) chicks that are large enough to make it without extra care & maintenance. Please call or text Crista @ (505) 440-6293See More
Jan 31, 2014
Crista replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Coyotes in Nob HIll in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I live just off a ditch in Alameda. I let mine free range in a section literally at the edge of an open ditch trail all day, but lock 'em up at night. I am more afraid of the raccoons and skunks actually. Anyway, Haven't lost a one bird…"
Jan 30, 2014
Crista commented on Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: Armijo Schoolhouse
"Can't someone put a new roof on this building? Somehow? It hurts to see wonderful old brick buildings fall into disrepair..."
Mar 24, 2013
Crista liked Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: Armijo Schoolhouse
Mar 24, 2013

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At 6:09am on May 26, 2013, Brian Steen said…

what kinds of chikens do you keep

At 6:07am on May 26, 2013, Brian Steen said…

hey Crista did you go to manzano

At 9:58am on September 13, 2010, Local Food NM said…
Hi Crista, My name is Lora Roberts. I work for the MRCOG (Mid-Region Council of Governments) Agriculture Collaborative, which hosts Local Food NM here as well as on Facebook. We've been going through a bit of a transition in the last few months as one of our key employees moved out of state, and I joined the team.
Our Facebook page, and our website (links below), are where we post most of our information at this point. But the goal is to get back in to making this site more active. We have an events calendar on the website that lists a lot of what's going on in Abq. The Facebook page is a great resource since we post, but so do other community members and organizations.

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At 9:49am on February 26, 2009, Troy Lancaster said…
Good morning Crista, it's so wonderful to here from you again. You did find me again and, you are lovely beyond reason as usual. You still have many things to say that inspire me ever onward. I'll try and show you some of my artwork from my upcoming show on 3/14/09. The title is,"Black, White and Red all over". It's going to be great, I have many amazing artist friends joining me and, I made it so that we could only use black, white, grey and red in our pinks though, only true red or darker. I'm excited but, working hard to finish my last two paintings before we have to hang the show in 1 1/2 weeks. It's hard to find the time with life away from my art desk always calling me back. I'll get a hold of you on facebook, as I look at that often...maybe we can chat on it back and forth once in a while. If I'm on, you should try and catch me. I've got to run Crista but, I love you much and will talk to you soon I hope.
At 7:44am on December 27, 2008, Pat O'Connell said…
Unmistakeable, thanks for the Christmas card.
At 2:28pm on December 30, 2007, Dianivy said…
Boo! Good to see you here!

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