Category Archives: homesteading

Olla adaptation

Before we moved here to the desert SW some 20+ years ago, had read how the Hopi indians used Ollas and was struck by the genius of the idea. It is only in recent years that Ollas have become a … Continue reading

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I’m back!

The last couple of years have been tough in the garden for several reasons.  Our business has been good and we’ve been super busy so not enough attention combined with weird weather.  But that lack of attention is a big … Continue reading

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Today’s finds

  a mere $1.99 at Goodwill this yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool, 3oz and 132 yards per ball. $2.99 per bag am not sure which is the better deal!

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getting ready

its been a strange and busy year.  A new shed in the eastern garden to house one of the Yeti power supply units I use for the pump that is used to water that area from the water tank.  plus … Continue reading

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canning

garden was lousy this year, and my holiday presents for the neighbors usually include some preserves from the garden.  This year, red onions at the farmer’s market were plentiful so for the first time, pickled onions.  The tall jars are … Continue reading

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pomegranate

  so it turns out that what I thought was a fruit, was just the bid of a flower!  But as this is the only flower on the tree and know of none other around, this may be all I’ll … Continue reading

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late august garden

After too hot and too dry, we’ve had a decent monsoon season.  For many reasons didn’t really plant a major garden this year, but have had a little fun, despite every single green bean plant being mowed down by hungry … Continue reading

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