2018 Calendar — updated!

We have so many great events happening this year! The first big one is brand new to us — the Sunflower River Music Festival! Rev is now running a quarterly music festival, through Mariposa Music. It will have local bands, vendors, live artists, and we will offer...

Spring cleaning, continued

Come join Sunflower River for a day in the sunshine! We’ll be tackling a variety of spring cleaning projects — getting the land ready for the Ostara festival (which is on the 17th), cleaning the brooders for baby birds, and tidying up all the ritual...

Spring Cleaning

We spent last weekend up to our eyebrows in spring cleaning projects — clearing leaves out of both the acequias, and tilling the garden for an early spring planting! Our north neighbor Manuel asked us to pitch in on clearing mud and leaves from the concrete...

Field Fencing

When we first moved to Sunflower River, in 2007, one of the plans was to get goats some day. It’s still a plan. Meanwhile, we raised meat chickens in chicken tractors on our pasture field for several years, until one year a dog from next door broke into the...

Acequia & Garden work party

Sunflower River is getting ready for Springtime! And we’d love your help! On Saturday, February 10th, we’ll be tilling the garden, mixing in compost, and clearing out the acequias that bring the water of life to our fields. This is “many hands make...
sticks, redux.

sticks, redux.

We conquered the stick pile! First we rented a big landscape chipper. Then we had to get it back to the stick pile. We almost didn’t make it past that part. Plan A had us driving the chipper up the neighbor’s road, and somehow getting this 1800 lb piece of...

sticks!

Sunflower River is going to tackle our epic stick pile this weekend.   And we could really use a hand! We’ve got ourselves an industrial chipper for the weekend, but there’s no way to drive, well, *anything* back to where the sticks are.  So we’re...

Pirate Fort Refresh

Another project we’ve been working on this autumn is the Pirate Fort. Jenny has had plans for further developing it, including a treehouse and zip line, but we’ve had a hard time prioritizing the work over other projects. This fall we had a wonderful...

North Path Project

Our property has a path, which we created intentionally, that runs around its perimeter, so that we can “walk the loop” as a method of getting places, or as a form of leisure, without disrupting the ecology of the interior parts of the land, particularly...

turkey time!

Thinking about a farm-fresh Thanksgiving turkey this year? Sunflower River has 8 more birds available! Reserve yours today by emailing Kat. Birds require a $20 deposit, which holds your place in line and is deducted from the final cost of the bird. Birds are $6/pound...