Monthly Archives: March 2015

tank installation

    creating a base for the 1000 gall water harvesting tank. the circle was made using block and dirt. then topped with concrete. and the empty tank up and on it today.  Still have to hook up the gutter, … Continue reading

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Ollas

You see some of the small clay ollas on the shelf buried into one of the grow bags, these are chard fill with water and cover.  Also, old large canning lids work.  best to use a rock on top of … Continue reading

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good news/bad news

just found out that I may not be able to get my bees this year as UPS has decided that sugar syrup is a dangerous substance and will not accept bee shipments when that is the method for feeding the … Continue reading

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protecting the garden bed

I know its hard to tell in this photo how many layers there are of 1/4” screening on the bottom and along the sides of this garden bed.  Basically, we took three foot wide stuff, and folded it down on … Continue reading

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today

  reworking this bed, better screening at the base to keep out the gophers. Then I fell into the new fencing and punctured my arm badly.  PAINFUL! plus lots of blood.  so now I’m blogging about it instead of finishing … Continue reading

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last week

  got some of my spring seedlings in: peas (closest) got a little bit of fencing as the seedlings were getting chewed, further down the bed put in some lettuce, some broccoli rabe, and bok choy. The big plants you … Continue reading

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canning has begun

This morning did 4 pints of chicken and 5 pints of beef for the pantry.  Last batch I did raw pack, this batch, I cooked the meat first.  As I’m using commercial, supermarket purchased, meat, it has water added.  I … Continue reading

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