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Doreen Wolf and Cub Yoga with my Children

Poor Doreen; I have recruited her to play with my kids and teach them yoga.  She is a great sport and even figured out how to make it fun for them. It is like “Acro-yoga,” and we call it, “Cub Yoga.”  She is “The Wolf” and they are her “Cubs.”  I love her name, ” The Yoga Wolf .”  It is so fiery and is the perfect complement for her calm demeanor.  We are huge fans!

In the spirit of yoga-ing with my children, she agreed to be photographed for a display for the Murrieta Library.


Namaste Yarn Featured in Knitch Magazine

Namaste Farms was recently featured in Knitch Magazine! The article, titled “Shephardresses — Flocking to a Unique Career,” features Natalie Redding and other shephardresses in this unique industry.

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Thank You Sprouts Natural Market!

I am really trying to be more “green.”  Everyday, I pick up refuse vegetables from two local health food markets for my animals.  One of the markets is Sprouts (thank you Linda and staff) and the other I have to keep a secret (but thank you so much Mark and Sergio).  I know that is very anti-climactic but I don’t want to A.  Get anyone in trouble B. Share my bounty.  What I can say is, both markets have excellent quality control because the vegetables they throw out are as good as what we used to buy at Ralph’s.  Honest! I will never eat cauliflower with mold on it again (we used to trim it off).  Nor will I ever, ever peel lettuce that is yellow or wilty.  These markets huck anything not perfect because they want you to have gorgeous and healthy food; not food that is starting to wilt or mold.  What makes me happy is that my animals also benefit from their quality control.


“My Chicken” Makes Me a Grandma

My Chicken has chicks now.  I know, it is winter, almost Christmas, but I am merrily hatching.  If My Chicken is going to lay eggs, I am going to incubate them.  This little pullet is my favorite chicken, hence the name, “My Chicken.”  I honestly am coo-coo over her.  I purchased her from Chickedee Farms, Suzanne Reichard.  The dad of the chicks is a Silkie rooster who won Champion Featherleg at the Gold Coast Show (I did not own him then.)  I purchased him from Bobbi Porto and he is absolutely beautiful.  His name is Furgus and Dane is showing him on the circuit in California.  Look for Furgus being shown by Dane in the Spring.


Caleb Fritel, My New Old Drum Teacher

I am back to having Caleb teach me drums.  He is really awesome and  has helped me tremendously.  Poor guy, we have put him through the gauntlet here, but he has come through the other side.  You should really check his music out on Myspace; Caleb Fritel; he is ultra talented.    Right now, I am working on The Beatles “Come Together,” Hendrix “Castles Made of Sand,” and Aerosmith “Walk This Way.” .  D


My Anusara Teacher and Me

Doreen Wolf, The Yoga Wolf, and I have been hard at work doing yoga things.  I am very dedicated and it is finally paying off.  We had Sean take some pictures for her site;  here are some of them.  Oh, and check Lovalee out too.  She is so flexible it’s disgusting.


Java Green Peacocks!

Java Green Peacocks! I call them the “Diva’s” of the peafowl world. They are flighty and particular. They don’t like it too cold and will lay fewer than 12 eggs per season. Why is it the more beautiful the animal, the more difficult they can be? Their gorgeous plumage far outweighs their unique husbandry requirements. They are spectacular.

Male Java Green Peacock

Male Java Green Peacock


Spring is here!!!

Summer is almost here at Namaste Farms. The flowers are in full bloom and so beautiful. I have chicks hatching which makes everyday feel like Christmas when I was little. I get up to check and see if I have any hatchers and hold the eggs to my ears to hear any pips. It is so fun! I will try and post pictures of my new chicks frequently; we are raising Marans (Bev Davis, Ron Presley lines), Giant Cochins, and Ameracuanas.