• HAPPY SPRING TO ALL

    Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~ Virgil A. Kraft ~ Thanks to a posting on the‘GARDEN JUNK’ FORUM, I have found a source for some free, 55 gal plastic containers in our area — Would have never thought to check a car wash!

  • POST SCRIPT

    In my last post I forgot to mention where we got our TWILIGHT LAUNDRY APPLIANCE . Here’s an excerpt from my email to one of our reader’s question regarding where one can purchase it: We purchased ours from Global-light-network.com They are doing some changes on their site, so you’ll have

  • NEW GROWTH

    Baby apricots “We are like trees, we must create new leaves, in new directions, in order togrow.” ~ Anonymous ~ We got some (two) new composters from the city on Friday, they are offering them at reduced prices ($27 compared to $80 in some garden catalog). We are trying to

  • WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS

    Frontyard                                         Backyard       Everything seems to have grown overnight!!!! The Southland got drenched early Friday morning and all day Saturday and into the night with a large, warm, El Nino storm.  We estimate that here in the foothills, we got at least 6″-7″ of rain, possibly more? We are

  • HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

    Of what? And for what purpose? How can we become more self-reliant this week? These tough questions are hard to answer about ourlifestyle & attitudes that have been instilled in us from the unceasing pressures and bombardments of our “programmed” modern culture. Here’s another question —How many things do we

  • RESISTENCE IS FERTILE

    Hey! They can’t do that. That’s my food–my life–they’re messing with. They have gone too far now; somebody has got to stop these guys! These were my angry reactions when I heard that US biotech corporations were bent on introducing their freak creations—GMOs–into the food supply. They will do this

  • ODDS & ENDS

    We are trying to track down some plastic food grade barrels for rainwater collection. We found a guy on CalMAX (California Materials Exchange: Classified Re-use Ads. This site offers some really neat stuff — sometimes wish we had a truck to go and pick it all up!) who sells used

  • ODDS & ENDS

    We are trying to track down some plastic food grade barrels for rainwater collection. We found a guy on CalMAX (California Materials Exchange: Classified Re-use Ads. This site offers some really neat stuff — sometimes wish we had a truck to go and pick it all up!) who sells used

  • COMPOST & SOAP

    TEA TIME… COMPOST TEA TIME The guys are getting ready to start brewing some compost tea today. Compost teas, are gaining increased attention as a crop protection tool for the control of foliar diseases and as an inoculant to restore or enhance soil microflora. Here are some related links: Compost

  • COMPOST & SOAP

    TEA TIME… COMPOST TEA TIME The guys are getting ready to start brewing some compost tea today. Compost teas, are gaining increased attention as a crop protection tool for the control of foliar diseases and as an inoculant to restore or enhance soil microflora. Here are some related links: Compost