Monthly Archives: July 2016

bee update

forest fire not far away and wanted to see how the bees were doing.  still too hot to open the hive, all that new comb is soft enough, even softer in the heat, and with the fire and the lack … Continue reading

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cherry time redux

  was asked about information on this cherry pitter – from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Prepworks-Progressive-Cherry-Pitter-Cherries/dp/B00KO2KNTW/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1469215832&sr=1-4&keywords=cherry+pitter If you look up Cherry Pitter you will find this listed under several different names, at several different price points.  Think it is the only 6 at a … Continue reading

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cherry time

have no trees, reliant on store bought.  Some years see sweet cherries for $5+/lb.  Then we don’t even get any for a treat Some years they just aren’t appealing This year, they were down to $2.99/lb .  All these cherries … Continue reading

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keeping track

4 of the 7  zucchini seeds planted have come up.  Nothing showing yet on the bush beans or the carrots (did mention I’d planted carrots where the peas had been? and when I harvest the peas all the ripe pods that … Continue reading

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just keeping track

The band of monsoon rains has passed leaving me with a full 1100 gallon tank of water.  PLUS the 1000 and 650 gallon and 350 gallon tanks!!  Ran out yesterday and got a hook up to create an overflow line. … Continue reading

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