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garden boxes in early november

the annual garden area is our current food source as the food forest develops into production. despite dry summers, raise beds allow for gopher protection and keep the winter plantings out of the swamp like conditions that winter rains create.

Posted in annual crops, Food Forest

frost date

it’s april 5th and there is frost on the ground. good thing I’m so late in building the beds and putting out seed. the predicted date is May twelfth for 2014. thirdly-seven days to go. soil temps and row covers

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Posted in annual crops, Climate

2 days of rain and 19 bee corpuses

i hop-scotch out to the top bar hive this morning before heading into the office. it was drizzly and cold and the ground was mushy. the cloud cover had come right down to the grown. as I leaned over the

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new blue berries

before I left for work  I popped out to check on the new blue berries. surrounded by a makeshift deer fence they seem to be enjoying the rain. three could produce berries this year. but I’m ahead of myself. last

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Posted in perennial crops

rain barrels and wood chips and raised beds

 weekend report 12/52 on Saturday I drove an hour and a half to take a rain barrel making class, connect with like-minded individuals and get a free rain barrel. it was sponsored the Watershed Program of the Butte Environmental Council,

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Posted in annual crops, Climate, Food Forest, Hugleculture, water harvesting

the bees need room!!

thursday i scrambled home at lunch to work in the top bar hive; or at least move the follower board so the girls would have more room before the weather turned. the temperatures have been lovely during work hours and

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the weekend warrior finds a weekend PDC

i’m excited! Cathe’ Fish, a local permacultureist and master gardener, is offering a Permaculture Design Course that I can attend. i needed the timing, the price and the local to be just about perfect in order to pull off a

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Posted in Permaculture

real frost

7:02 am –  this morning was the first real frost of the season. the deck was white with it. the orchard grass sparkled in the early morning sunlight. the branches and logs in the future huglekulture twinkled, mocking me for

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Posted in ramdom thoughts

the green waste adventure

i’ve finally made contacted with some local landscape maintenance companies; two of them! there brush prunings, grass clippings, leaf rackings and the likes will be arriving at my house in the next week. the plan is to mulch the orchard

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when bees arrive

the big event of april the bees arrived on Sunday the 14th. the hardware store ordered them for me along with everyone else. they arrived on a flat bed truck from a town about 3 hours away. i picked them

Posted in Bees
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