Monthly Archives: August 2012

prickly pear time

Its been some years since there has been adequate prickly pear fruit (tuna) to work with in this area.  2009 to be exact, and then the fruit wasn’t ripe until early/mid October.  This year there is a pretty decent amount … Continue reading

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Weeding for Godot is a blog that I follow regularly.  An articulate woman, who works hard; before she was working outside the home, the jobs she got done inside the home were impressive.  This particular blog on householding vs homesteading … Continue reading

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Wonder dog

This is Stormy.  She’s an Australian Blue heeler and supposedly boxer mix.  10.5 years old, we rescued her a little more than  10 years ago from the Sedona shelter.  She is a wonderful companion, even if she does behave more … Continue reading

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summer visitors

this year we had a lot of these butterflies.  The first one I found under this tree, all tangled in a spider web. hopefully, this one will fare better.  They have been all around though, neighbors posting pictures on FB, … Continue reading

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Potatoes 2012

Of the four bags of potatoes in the greenhouse this summer, this is the totality of my harvest!  Just got too too hot in there this year.  There is still an outside bag, in the new growing area.  they are … Continue reading

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massive update

hiding inside from the still ongoing oppressive heat that is the southwest this year.  Can’t call the garden a failure, but it sure could have been better. Mostly its about the tomatoes.  My indeterminates are not much more than 3 … Continue reading

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tarantula

have a video of this on facebook.  Been awhile since I’ve seen a tarantula and this is one of the biggest I’ve ever seen.  heard they don’t reproduce until they are 10.  Maybe its time1

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