What do garlic and chickens have in common. Well, cooked together they make a great meal, but separately they are the themes for two local community events this Saturday.
Don't miss the first ever Albuquerque Chicken Coop Tour organized by members of ABQ Urban Chickens
here on DCF. Come get ideas on how to start your own backyard flock by touring 7 coops courtesy of Albuquerque backyard chicken keepers. Then get your… Continue
Added by Local Food NM on June 20, 2008 at 11:19am —
'Nectar' by Suzanne Sbarge
My email inbox had a special treat in store for me today; an announcement for a show opening at a new gallery. I LOVE a new gallery. Inception
is opening June 27 from 5-8pm at SCA Contemporary Art
(they apparently have nothing to do with the Society for Creative Anachronism
which was the first thing that jumped into my head at… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 20, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Somegye on June 20, 2008 at 5:05am —
I kept hearing about Marble Brewery
and got a chance to check it out for myself tonight at the Local iQ
B R E W O L O G Y.
Check it out for yourself. Great food, cool space, sweet patio when it's not 106 degrees outside.
Definitely a great addition to Albuquerque.
Added by Alexis on June 19, 2008 at 10:30pm —
More evidence of sprawl’s decline is showing up around the country in stories like those listed below. The market is validating what we’ve been saying for a long time: “sprawl doesn’t pay.” Long after the developer has reaped the profits from turning open space into rooftops, the homeowner may be left holding the bag as energy costs and quality of life issues continue to manifest.
Hopefully, more families with thinning wallets and… Continue
Added by Gabriel Nims on June 19, 2008 at 10:00am —
The lack of gears and brakes is not stopping plenty of Burque kids from enjoying the pleasures of the fixie
. Here's a slideshow
about the fixie craze in Albuquerque put together by a… Continue
Added by chantal on June 19, 2008 at 8:30am —
Added by Somegye on June 19, 2008 at 5:00am —
South Valley grocery store will finally open it's doors on Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00 am!
With the help of Ed the foreman
, Pro's Ranch has given new life to an ugly, old, ignored shopping center. Fresh paint, lots of talavera tile, and some brightly colored… Continue
Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on June 18, 2008 at 7:47pm —
LADY LIBERTY LIVE
Lady Liberty Live
[Click image for an even larger FULL FRONTAL shot]. This photograph filmed in Des Moines. Our hearts go out to anyone in Iowa now who are caught up in the worst floods ever. Surely this Lady would be underwater today.We hope she stands tall for us all in these horrifically odd times. Could Albuquerque FLOOD… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 18, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Welcome to my summer vacation blog!
I was recently laid off from PNM (I was their Environmental Sustainability Coordinator for two years) and find myself facing the first actual summer vacation I've had since I was a kid. WOOT!
I'm looking forward to a summer of gardening, hiking, home repair, learning to play gamelon, re-learning to play bass, reading, getting my Tauren feral drood to level 70 and seeking out cheap-ass entertainment in the Duke City.
Added by Carrie on June 18, 2008 at 5:30pm —
My favorite discovery at the Local Food Festival and Field Day was the Portable Backyard Chicken Coop by a local company called The Green Egg. The coops are portable, lightweight, and space-efficient. Owner Gary said his newly designed coop "premiered" at the Food Festival.
The design is great: the chickens have their own little nesting box in an insulated a-frame. Also included is a tray to catch droppings, storage, and a shade cloth for… Continue
Added by Local Food NM on June 18, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Wow, I found this article while googling Tesla Motors (the Electric Car company that will have a factory here in the ABQ). Think Global out of Norway has something that I feel could really work in a place like Albuquerque. Hopefully this will be an option for us in the near future. My dream is to have something like this and to get solar power to plug it into.
Added by Chris K. on June 18, 2008 at 11:43am —
It's the solstice moon tonight. Please refrain from any pagan snarking because what the solstice moon means is for many geometrically- and optically-related reasons, the moon will look flipping HUGE tonight.
Check out this story
According to the Farmer's Almanac
, moonrise… Continue
Added by Alexis on June 18, 2008 at 11:30am —
I had big hair, big eyebrows, and big shoulder pads in the Eighties. I listened to The Blasters
, Los Lobos
, Dwight Yoakam
and all the rockabilly
I could get my hands on in the Eighties. I went to shows at… Continue
Added by Adelita on June 18, 2008 at 10:00am —
It’s funny, I was just thinking the other day how those close to perfect days are so infrequent. Alas, I give my best shot to it on my birthday. But what about those that don’t require planning? I hope this is one of those days! Maybe it started yesterday and I didn’t even catch it? I did pick up my new sport jacket from the tailor. I did have a nice evening which began with a jackpot at The Downs
. I did… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on June 18, 2008 at 9:30am —
Added by Somegye on June 18, 2008 at 5:30am —
My partner and I finally made it during open hours to the Telephone Museum of New Mexico. We had tried to go a couple of times before and always missed it by the thinnest of margins. They are only open MWF 10-2, so plan accordingly.
The TMNM is a charming place, situated in the old telephone exchange building downtown, on the 4th St Mall between Central and Copper. It is a truly local and non-profit endeavor, staffed and manned entirely, it seems, by retiree volunteers. In… Continue
Added by Khan on June 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
We took Ashley's cousin for her first day of volunteering with us. All we did was weed though. xD But we talked while we worked so we did it pretty fast (though we'll have to do more soon).
Then we dropped her off and went to Golden Corral with Ryan to eat. A lot. After that we followed him to the pound because he said he wanted to adopt a dog. We looked but no luck. Then we went to Subterranean Jungle and holy crap is that place awesome. I got to look at and hold one of the ball… Continue
Added by Sarah on June 17, 2008 at 6:25pm —
This week's Albuquerque Etsy
seller is for the bicycle enthusiasts out there. If you like funky old cruisers, and I do, studio14prints
has done a series of photographs of an awesome one. Here is his description of his work:
'At the moment I am running a line of 18 different photos of an antique bicycle my mom brought home for our… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 17, 2008 at 5:00pm —
The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
by Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you… Continue
Added by Laura on June 17, 2008 at 3:39pm —