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Harvest, Horehound (Marrubium vulgaris)

In a morning lull from my daily thunderstorms, I went out to collect Horehound seeds. I am also collecting leaves from one shaded plant that is now blooming. I like collecting in a five gallon bucket.  Loose, it is not … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Wild Onion (Allium canadense)

I planted wild onion bulbils today. They came in the mail and are not good to keep in an envelope.  I split them into two groups and planted them in two corners of raised bed 3. I had these wild … Continue reading

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Raised Beds 3 and 4

I filled raised beds 3 and 4 today because it it supposed to rain and snow for the next two days. The moisture will get the composting started. As you can see, the bottom layer is getting larger pieces of … Continue reading

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Raised Bed 4

Just finished putting the 57 concrete blocks up for raised bed 4. Its inside dimension is 2’8″ by 8’8″ and 2′ deep.  The concrete weighs about 1596 pounds and once it is full, also functions as an earth berm for … Continue reading

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Strawberry Goosefoot (Chenopodium capitatum)

Today I ordered Strawberry Goosefoot seeds. I have eaten these in the backwoods of Oregon and Alaska, and am pleased to note that they are also native to the mountains of New Mexico. These have a broad range in the United … Continue reading

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Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus conifercola)

Chicken of the Woods is one of the few mushrooms I have eaten from wild picking. My parents were leery of mushrooms and passed that fear on. Imagine my surprise last year when I grabbed a large chunk of deadwood … Continue reading

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Building Raised Beds

Back to building raised beds, so I added a third row of block to my 6×6 concrete bed: 6×6 raised bed I only managed 2 rows of block plus fill before 40 inches of snow at the end of December. … Continue reading

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