Monthly Archives: August 2014

I am Dreaming of a Pit Greenhouse

I have contacted my building code department to see if I can get a permit to build a pit greenhouse variant in the half circular cutout on my hill. ┬áThe hill was cut out long ago to create a flat … Continue reading

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Worms in Captivity

It has rained on all my days off for weeks.I am behind on all my outdoor tasks, but today I went out to feed worms. I added my scraps (run through the blender) on top of the richest black soil … Continue reading

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Problems With Upward Economies

At one time in Europe faith was so strong and the Catholic Church was so powerful that laws were made requiring tithing and other payments to the Church. Every movement of money required a bite to the Church, whether you … Continue reading

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Dried New Mexico Chili Peppers

My chili peppers are blooming and setting fruit for the last time this year. This is the batch that I will leave on the plants to ripen, dry and store for winter use. Only eight plants, so not enough to … Continue reading

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Opuntia (Prickly Pear)

When I moved here I was disappointed that my prickly pears were all Hairspine (Opuntia polycantha) with beautiful flowers but no juicy fruit for me to eat. Last year a friend gave me pads from two different species with edible … Continue reading

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Dreaming Storms

Dream a wasted night Storms kiss Gaia wet, then leave Her fecund, alone.

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Northern Bedstraw (Galium boreale)

As I washed dishes after breakfast, I had a good view of dozens of Northern Bedstraw. It is like a pond of white flowers. Northern Bedstraw is a common edible green in North America and is a good addition to … Continue reading

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