Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pinyon Jays Replanting

While outside these days, I am seeing Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhumis cyanocephaus) flying around. They are a big bird with about an 18 inch wingspan, so when they take a low pass close to your head it is a bit intimidating. … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Synchrony

  One of my good friends and  I have had a recurring dream since we were young and that the dream is very similar.  We both live in small handmade house on a bluff over the ocean.  We are at … Continue reading

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Brrrrrrr It’s Cold Outside

Brrrrr it got down into the 40s this week. Started winterizing my old trailerstead.  Moved more concrete blocks for skirting. Let the girls out for a while.  They stopped laying eggs this week, so I have to decide whether to … Continue reading

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Great Grandfather

My great grandfather on my mom’s side was, by all accounts, an ornery old cuss. He did know plants, though, in a way I would like to know them and have spent my life learning. I grew up with a … Continue reading

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Dreaming

I have been a dreamer since I was very young.  My most common dreams were about spiders dropping down on me from the ceiling.  I always woke up screaming and had to turn on the lights to look for spiders. … Continue reading

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Pinons Popping

Pinyon nuts are popping now.   My first crop!  In a day or two I will start collecting them.  Although they are fiddly little things, they are delicious.  In Mexico they are part of mole, a red or green sauce … Continue reading

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Seeds of Fall

Although most people think spring is the time to plant, many plants prefer fall.  The cool moist soil and winter temperatures provide a cooling requirement for temperate climate plants.  If a seed packet suggests refrigerating seeds for a specified time, … Continue reading

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