Monthly Archives: August 2014

garden update

  Took down most of the shade cloth yesterday.  realized the reason the squash aren’t coming back is not enough light.  Should have come down a couple of weeks ago, we’ll see if this is soon enough leaving the back … Continue reading

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DUH!

Husband came out, looked at the composter and said – well this leg is shorter here and longer there.  and once more I took apart the legs and measured them carefully and made sure the longest met in the middle … Continue reading

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ROCKET stove

first,  had to find a good table to put the stove on.  as this is going to part of an outdoor kitchen, it had to be of size and sturdy and weather resistant.  Ended up with this one:’’ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GJW52IS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Yes, … Continue reading

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cheap composter

This is the cheap YIMBY composter – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZG45P6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 – it came yesterday and I struggled to put it together today.  This is one of those have to look up the assembly instructions on line!  which I did not of course.  … Continue reading

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august harvest update

August 16, 2014 – probably about 2 more months of growing season left, although in another 30 days the days are too short for much GROWING, just finishing what’s there These were supposed to be black beauty globe type eggplants.  … Continue reading

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composting in the desert

Have composted my waste for years.  When we lived back east and had the land to do it, just had open piles and EVERYTHING went into it, even meat.  The critters would root around looking for those bones and scraps … Continue reading

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August 10, 2014 update

  Moonset about 5:05AM PST   We are finally having some rain, and slightly cooler temps.  Garden is transitioning back to growing from the heat induced stasis it gets in July.  We’ve had some monster Zucchini, which has just been … Continue reading

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