Farm Name: Ronda's Refuge
Year Farm Established: 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Years I’ve been farming: Less than a year old
Animals I raise: none yet; I am researching the possibility of raising chickens in the city.
Crops I grow: tomato, parsley, mustard, cilantro, string beans, cucumber, oregano, watermelon, basil, thyme, green peppers, red peppers, and radish; these all have been started as seeds to get them a head start in the house.
I also plan on starting in the house the following seeds at the end of Feb:
cantaloupe, pumpkin, lavender, broccoli, sweet peppers, brussels sprouts, onion, spinach, and summer squash. Most of these will be grown in containers since my soil is all sand.
Hobbies I enjoy: ceramics, needlepoint, cross stitching, quilting, photography
Club/Associations memberships: Disabled American Veteran (DAV)
The proudest moment on my farm: researching canning and freeze drying food currently for use during the year to help with the budget and to be prepared for the price increases again when the drought continues.
Pets: 9 dogs and a runaway cat we named Joe Joe
Farm Motto: Learning to Do
Doing to Earn
Earning to Life
Living to Serve