We are enjoying the cool day

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After a summer with temperatures in the high 80s and 90s, it was such a relief to have a nice cool, windy day today. Our friend, Heather, came over and picked some zucchinis we...

We’re still fighting the drought, but the gardens look great

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Despite soil that feels like walking in the desert, all our hard work watering and mulching the nine gardens is paying off. Yes, we're really, really tired. And if you've ordered seeds recently from...

We finally got rain

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After weeks of drought and high heat, yesterday dawned with a dark, cloudy day. It was supposed to be sunny and 90s, so we wondered; it felt like it wanted to rain. But because...

We’re still fighting the drought

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The main garden looks great, as we can water it easily from our well. All around the north edge is a band of spreading dogbane. Although it toxic to humans (and dogs), it is...

If the drought wasn’t enough, now we have grasshoppers

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I've been noticing way more grasshoppers around this year than normal. And now they're getting bigger, you really notice them as every step you take, you send up a big cloud before you. I...