Monthly Archives: July 2014

recycle

Found this knife out in the southern Arizona desert about 15 years ago.  it was laying open just like this but was dirty and rusty.  Folded it up and brought it home where it was forgotten until today when I … Continue reading

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harvest and preserve!

  PHENOMENAL year in the garden!! Am only growing 5 chard plants this year in a container no less.  This was a batch harvested on Sunday.  a few leaves went into a salad. the rest got chopped and frozen and … Continue reading

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update and harvest

  At this time of year, the garden is just flourishing.  From what I hear, am not the only one in town with a fabulous, best ever, garden!  Every morning now its harvest zucchini and green beans.  Freezer is getting … Continue reading

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SCORE

  use water butts for many reasons, only one is hooked up to the gutters.  the rest are various places around the yard to hold and age our chlorinated city water for use on the garden.  It gets hot enough … Continue reading

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dechlorinating the water

  A few years ago began harvesting snow and rainwater and found a HUGE difference in how the plants did.  From there, started saving our shower warm up water in our bathtub and transferring that to water butts for the … Continue reading

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full moon update

  Harvesting something other than zucchini!!  Green beans are starting Lufa/loofa.  male flowers only so far the new flower garden, although a lot of the green is PURSLANE. Have never had such a vigorous crop! main garden, mostly green beans, … Continue reading

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visitor

       The body seems a little big for a wolf spider, doesn’t it?  But it doesn’t look like a tarantula.  any ideas?

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