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Each year we plant an annual garden, as well as add to our perennial forest garden. Watch with us as our plants grow and the food on our table increases. 2>

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“Free” Plants

July 28, 2012

Seeds are sprouting all over the place, even ones we didn’t plant.Read More

Wild Grapes

July 20, 2012

The wild grapes that grow locally are now ripe, so we picked some to make jelly.Read More

Planting again

July 15, 2012

Right before the 2″ rain on Wednesday, we planted a bunch of seeds in the garden, and now they’ve all come up.Read More

Hay

June 4, 2012

Down by the river, the grass and weeds are already super tall. Once a week, we’ve been cutting it for the animals.Read More

Grape Cuttings

May 25, 2012

Several weeks ago, we took some cuttings from a grape vine and rooted them. We dipped each cutting in some rooting hormone and put them in a mix of perlite and dirt.Read More

Ocotillo

April 14, 2012

Ocotillo blooms make a great tea, a little like hibiscus. They’re only out for a short period of time, so make the most of them.Read More

Mint

April 14, 2012

We are now back into mint season. All along the river it grows wild, a thick fragrant carpet. We have a bag of it in the fridge that we continually restock.Read More