Monthly Archives: July 2013

roma harvest begins

  My choice is to seed and roast my romas, then peel them. then freeze.  when all is done, then canning begins.  Last year had done some with zucchini, but don’t think I’m going to have the zucchini this year … Continue reading

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in the wood pile

This is an Arizona Giant Centipede, it is poisonous,  while we were watching it did catch something and quickly scurried off to eat in peace.  More on the critter http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2008/09/05/arizona-giant-centipede/

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garden update

  the weather has been so cloudy, took down some of my shade cloths already this is the container garden area nearest are sweet peppers, behind them anaheim, then tomatoes: Siberian, sweet orange, yellow pear, then comfrey all the way … Continue reading

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still busy

  to the far right you can just about make out the 9th comb that is being formed.  After a good wet winter season, the spring was HOT and DRY, so began supplementing with 1:1 sugar syrup. On June 8th, … Continue reading

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busy as a bee

    not the best pictures, but you can see their pollen sacs being filled   was so busy focusing on the bees, missed seeing this one until dowloading the pics

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any questions?

  she used to live in the greenhouse – there has been one this size living in there for years now, but we just cleaned out the greenhouse and she obviously felt she was evicted.  No this is not taken … Continue reading

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latest buzz

The heat is on and the flowers are gone.  we’ve had no rain of any kind since sometime in March.  everything that was lush and green has literally shriveled and turned brown and crispy. about a month ago began supplemental … Continue reading

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