Connect with Nature

16 Jan 2017
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Remembering the Magic

As children, we know the world is alive and full of magic. We know without a doubt that there is life to be discovered around every corner. Each flower, leaf, and tree seems to be inhabited and reaching out. But somehow as we grow older the magic seems to fade bit by bit. There are…

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13 Dec 2016
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Ancient Rhythms

  In July, my dog Rosie was outside, desperately barking. This is not unusual for her; the neighbors talking will set her off. But she just wouldn’t quit—and then I noticed she was standing in front of a bush, her head bent to the ground. I brought her in and went back outside to explore….

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15 Oct 2016
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DIY Herbal Infused Honey

Golden, sweet and oh so tasty, honey is a culinary treat! Honey is a simple way to sweeten your tea, enhance flavor in a new dish, or even treat a sore throat. Many different honeys can be created by infusing them with herbs from your garden or farmer’s market. The key to infusing honey is…

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26 Sep 2016
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Glorious Fall Garlic

Autumn has arrived in New Mexico, and with it the end of another bountiful harvest. This is a time for gardens to be cleaned of the remnants of another successful growing season. But don’t be saddened by the end of the garden year. Instead get excited to prepare for next Spring, as Autumn is also…

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16 Sep 2016
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Fall’s Final Harvest: Seeds to Save and Share

The crisp edge of Fall is creeping into the gardens of Sunrise Springs. While they are still filled with gorgeous greens and cheerful flowers, it’s hard to miss the shift in the air. Autumn brings with it an end to the bountiful harvests of summer, but it also brings a great opportunity to prepare for…

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9 Sep 2016
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Coos, Cackles and Purrs: Meet our Silkie Chickens

Sunrise Springs is home to some of the sweetest, softest chickens you’ll meet. Spend a few minutes with them and you will quickly melt listening to their soft coos, hysterical cackles and gentle purrs as they snuggle in close. Yet without fail, before settling into class, people will often ask “why chickens?” Unlike cats and…

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10 Aug 2016
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Birds of La Cienega

Sunrise NewsLast November a member of our Sunrise family lost her mother, and she had to spend several months organizing a memorial to properly honor her. This sad task was made more difficult since the staff member’s mother lived across the country. On the upside, several cousins, now in their 80s, were able to reunite…

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25 Jul 2016
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Want smooth, well-nourished skin? DIY Scrub

Look no further than your garden and kitchen pantry for ingredients to create smooth, well-nourished skin. While store shelves abound with products to be purchased and tried, nothing beats a DIY scrub.Salt and sugar are some of the most common choices for abrasive materials in a scrub. With larger particles size, salt tends to create…

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