On finding inspiration from the past, what the sea and the West have in common, and portraying the connection between people and land.
How an internship at the MP Ranch helped an advertising art director transition to a full time career as an artist.
In pursuit of color. How a high fashion career in London became the catalyst for foraging wild plants in Colorado.
António Garcia has been farming successfully for over seven decades. His guiding principle? Topsoil. Meet one of the local farmers whose produce supplies the Zapata Ranch kitchen.
Don’t start until you finish, don’t be afraid to ask, and other advice on starting a small-scale growing operation from consultant and educator Kirk Gadzia.
Meet Abby, a member of a seventh-generation Colorado agricultural family who has planted our first Zapata garden
In permaculture it is taught that borders have the most biodiversity, i.e. the edge of a pond, meadow, or any biome. The success of each environment depends on the other. This concept can easily be applied to horse’s feet. When you consider the delicate balance of proper weight distribution on the solar structures and their rapid rate of growth, it’s easy to realize how hard we would have to work to maintain perfect balance. The reason horses “can’t go barefoot” has nothing to do with them and everything to do with what we are capable of doing for them. I feel that when we decide to put horses in our backyards, we also should assume the duties of Mother Nature. By encouraging movement, and simulating miles of wear through trimming, we can make continual hoof development possible.
Feeding hungry guests after a long day of ranch work is no small task, but Chase Kelley is no stranger […]
The addition of rice flour to the dredge in this recipe creates a nice crisp double dredged breading.
We have a wild rhubarb plant growing behind an old building at Zapata, so last week I harvested some of the rhubarb and made a simple compote that goes great on toast or mixed into some yogurt and granola.