Monthly Archives: July 2014

Grasses are Edible (Cereals)

The most famous grasses are rice, wheat, and corn.  The staff of life for us and for many grazing animals. You may think it is too hard to raise your own bowl of porridge and, besides, those grains are GMOs … Continue reading

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Worms… yum

The little ladies seemed too hungry when I went in to feed them today.  I pulled some more Kochia scoparia for them since they stripped the last ones to the stalk. I checked the worm bin for status on my … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds for Insect Control

Like most people I enjoy watching hummingbirds. Unlike most people, I realize that hummingbirds are your best weapon against aphids on roses.  Even if my favorite roses are not hybrid tea roses, but species roses that produce rose hips, they … Continue reading

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Chickens Eat Greens

Cleaned the little ladies’ coop today. They are getting braver with me, walking by and brushing against my bare legs. Not sure what that means in chicken-speak but it seems friendly enough. I took my dog Raven Black in for … Continue reading

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Breathe Deeply of Delicate Life

Bench under pinyon, Lizard and I breathe deeply Of delicate life.

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Worms for Dinner?

Oh boy, worms are edible. I got worms. Are we responding appropriately to the likelihood of collapse of unsustainable corporate farming? I am starting to see articles touting edible insects as a cure for world hunger.  Two billion people already … Continue reading

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Bolita Beans an Heirloom Variety

I planted bolita beans that I bought from a farm less than 30 miles from here. They are hopefully the best adapted bean to use in my garden and the best candidate for experimenting with growing without supplemental water. Beans … Continue reading

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