Tag Archives: Santa Fe

Defcon 3

Crazy enough, in the midst of our scandalous Presidential election, we have managed to get up to Defcon 3 in a battle of wills with Russia.  Our Defcon (defense readiness condition) system is more or less as follows: 5:  normal … Continue reading

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Colorado Four O’clock (Mirabilis multoflora)

Colorado Four O’clock is one of my prettiest wildflowers. It usually starts by July, but it’s bloom season is tied to my summer monsoons, which were late this year. This is not my biggest or prettiest Colorado Four O’clock, but … Continue reading

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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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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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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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