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Sunday, 05 August 2012 15:12

For some reason, there is purslane growing EVERWHERE this year, so we have started to harvest it.

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Thursday, 02 August 2012 22:06

We just spent the morning at our neighboring apple ranch and we came back loaded with goodies.

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Wild Grapes

Friday, 20 July 2012 18:27

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

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Monday, 04 June 2012 00:00

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

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Grape Cuttings

Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

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.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012 21:33

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.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012 20:48

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.

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Wild Plants

Friday, 06 April 2012 23:14

Within any balanced ecosystem, there are tons of things to eat. The trick is finding and using them without upsetting that balance, or your belly. Knowing your ecosystem is paramount to using it as a food source.

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