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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Somegye on June 17, 2008 at 1:00am —
Dear Staff for the Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau,
This evening as I was watching KOAT news, I saw your departments' commercial about drivers looking out (twice) for motorcyclist. FANTASTIC!!!! Your team delivered the message powerfully. I thought it was visually quite influential. I hope that this commercial, and others like it (looking *AND* signaling before changing lanes!) will saturate all of the local network TV stations, airways, newspapers,… Continue
Added by pineapple_yum on June 17, 2008 at 12:30am —
Ask and ye shall receive!
Happily, my lament over poetry on the bus this spring
coincided with a renaissance of the City's competition - just announced for this summer
Oh how do you love this City? Let's count the ways - up to 50 words, that is.
Send up to 2
poems to… Continue
Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm —
No matter how many years I’ve been in Albuquerque, it’s the happenstance that gets to me.
Over ten years ago, while waiting for a shuttle bus at the UNM South Lot, I struck up a conversation with a woman standing next to me. As we chatted, we discovered that we’d been corresponding with each other on a UNM issue over e-mail for the past month, but had never met face to face.
We laughed, and soon our… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on June 16, 2008 at 11:30am —
Yesterday, I attended my favorite Sunday morning service - the effervescent and always engaging Church of Beethoven. I think of it as a church of art. It celebrates not only the richness of music and language, but honors in a sense the art of living itself. Waiting for that first cup of espresso or cappucino - each served with a graceful leaf design floating on the creamy surface - is in itself part of the rhythm and beauty of the morning. People arrive in good cheer, anticipating the events of… Continue
Added by zoodeb on June 16, 2008 at 8:34am —
If you've ever ridden the zoo train
past the BioPark's big red barn
, Tomás is the guy in a mesh hat waving at you with a comb of honeybees in his hand.
Back behind the Heritage Farm
at the Albuquerque Botanic… Continue
Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Somegye on June 16, 2008 at 6:20am —
The Pride parade celebrated the wonderful diversity of culture we have in ABQ. From Grandmas suggesting blowing instead of smoking, to happy heteros from Self Serve praising their toys and dissing fake orgasms, everything off the norm was cheered.
Hooray for Native Pride!
During this year's Pride I was mindful of the loss of Matt Bubb, one of the… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 15, 2008 at 11:23pm —
Of all the freak shows on earth, one of the strangest occurs quite regularly at the Albuquerque Volcanoes. It's the cyclical flux of bugs that make their appearance throughout the Petroglyph National Monument
on Albuquerque's west side.
Over numerous hikes at the Albuquerque Volcanoes, I've witnessed oddities such as: giant furry red ants, strange swarms of caterpillars, and ground burrowing… Continue
Added by chantal on June 14, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Brandi Carlisle and the Twins at ABQ Zoo 2008
Karlita and I started scheming about how we were going to make it to this show months ago, long before the move to ABQ was on the radar. We went through a lot of crap to get this far, and getting to see the girls was to be the prize for all our work. About mid-week Karla asked me if we needed to get tickets for the show, and I assured her I had seen over a dozen shows at the zoo, and there was… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 14, 2008 at 12:00am —
Peace Pride, oil on canvas, 12 x 12", completed
This weekend is the Albuquerque Pride Festival and I will be there with my art at booth # 27. For those who don't know, Pride is a festival that celebrates the gay, lesbian and transgender… Continue
Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 13, 2008 at 10:30am —
Added by Somegye on June 13, 2008 at 5:41am —
It's called the Central Photo Co-op and Gallery and they're going to have classes, workshops, tutorials, a dark room and studio. It's just west of Washington next to Hurricanes.
This is Steve Donahue, the guy that runs the place and he showed me around.…
Added by James of al-Barran on June 12, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I've been thinking a lot about cars lately. We can't avoid the gas price news and I can't avoid the 4-month Prius waiting list. Or my current PT Cruiser giving up the ghost (hopefully just temporarily) and sitting like a silver toad in the driveway covered with elm sap and wind dust - unable (or unwilling) to start.
Route 66 - the ultimate ribbon of shrine to the automobile - cuts right through the middle of our fair city. Welcome to the… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on June 12, 2008 at 12:01pm —