Monthly Archives: July 2016

Windbreak to the North

I started planted the north berm adjacent to my Deep Forest. The berm averages about 3 feet and pushes the wind up enough that my small evergreens diffuse it. However, it almost gives my Deep Forest visual privacy from the … Continue reading

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Externalizing Costs and Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic in soil is widespread and extremely toxic in part because it accumulates in our bodies.  It is just one way businesses externalizes costs onto others, and is so widespread it is hard to calculate the damage. I bought acreage … Continue reading

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Sunflowers! The quintessential western wildflower that symbolizes the sun. These are wild sunflowers, the parent of our domesticated sunflowers. The biggest difference between the two is that the wild sunflower has multiple heads and the domesticated has a single stalk … Continue reading

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Honey Clover (Melilotus albus)

Honey Clover is an import from Europe/Asia and has spread throughout the US. It is a member of the pea family and has edible pods, beans, and fresh leaves. I had Honey Clover in Texas and ate fresh  leaves and … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hutch Access

I am creeping forward on my alternate access to the Rabbit Hutch. Still rough but less likely to fall. The path skirts trees on the right, and drops into a gravel pile and rock pile on the left.  Maybe 4 … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hutch in the Deep Forest

As I continue to clear dead limbs in the Deep Forest around the Rabbit Hutch, I have better access to the new pathway I will create for access.  I can finally walk through, but it is still uneven and steeper … Continue reading

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Creeping Mahonia (Mahonia repens)

While trimming trees around the Rabbit Hutch, I admired the Creeping Mahonia I planted. I wish I had more than 2, but no blooms or seeds yet.  Perhaps next year.  For now it is good that they are healthy and … Continue reading

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