Monthly Archives: December 2013

Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree (seed)

My 7 year old grandson Devin recently confided that he planted an apple seed in the back yard. He was disappointed that it had not yet sprouted. I laughed and told him that apple seeds sprout in the spring. I … Continue reading

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A View from Bosque Vista

A view from the lower part of my property overlooking the valley.

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When Junipers Fail

The workhorses on my property are One-Seed Junipers (Juniperus monosperma). In this area, juniper berries are a big part of the winter diet of dozens of bird species, black, bear, mule deer, wolves, all the way down to rock squirrels … Continue reading

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Manna from Heaven

Last summer I was up the hill when a sand storm hit. Expecting to have my skin stripped off, I was amazed to have dust dropped on me like flour from a sifter. Manna from heaven. I opened my eyes … Continue reading

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December Dreaming

I am dreaming of a stone cabin in a food forest. I have 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on a west-facing hill in Santa Fe County, New Mexico that is part of a series of hills that makes a good … Continue reading

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