Why not GMOs?

There's an enormous amount of information about genetically modified foods on the internet, speaking from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of goals in mind. Here at Las Palomas Heirloom Farms we do not grow any genetically modified crops for a few reasons. First of all, we believe that the basis of food security is in genetic diversity, not in new technology or even increased yields. For people to be able to survive

Rain and Guinea Keets

It has been raining all night. I have been up for a few hours, worrying about flooding, hoping our rain gauge is accurately measuring all this precipitation, listening for the roar of creek water, and thinking about our guinea keets out in the garden. Guinea keets (chicks) are our newest adventure, and they have already provided us with plenty of entertainment. We brought them home in a small box and then put them in a huge

The Making of a Farmer

I don’t remember exactly when it was that I realized it, but the simple fact is that no other job has captivated me and held my interest the way that farming has. When I was in high school, I began working at a small vegetable farm in Roswell, New Mexico.I interacted with customers, picked vegetables occasionally, made red chile ristras when my days got slow, roasted fresh green chile, and saw people who cared enough