• FALLING BEHIND

    LATE!!! Just finished the newsletter… I know, it’s a bit overdue! So, check out the latest (late)FEBRUARY issue of our newsletter… Tasks seems to continually pile up in an endless stream of ‘to do’s.’ So, we will have to start prioritizing certain tasks and chores and starting crossing items off

  • LIVE SIMPLE — GO BROKE?

    We are eating our fill of broccoli, radishes, snow peas and salad and we are even still eating winter squash! Meals consist of veggie or winter squash soups or veggies on rice. Each meal is accompanied by a fresh, delicious salad and homemade biscuits. The salad mix is awesome! Over

  • PATHWAYS TO URBAN PERMACULTURE

    “The proverb ‘the bigger they are, the harder they fall’ is a reminder of one of the disadvantages of size and excessive growth. The proverb “slow and steady wins the race” is one of many that encourages patience while reflecting a common truth in nature and society.” ~ David Holmgren

  • SPRING IS IN THE AIR

     Photo of the burrow, Rearview of Moonshadow, Moonshadow & Sierra after a hard hour’s work We try to let the bunnies out each day or so for a romp around the yard. Recently, they have gotten it in their little heads that they have to dig a burrow. Moonshadow started

  • AMAZING GRAINS

    As we like to do each year, we are trying to grow some new plants. This year we purchased some unusual grains fromAbundant Seed Life Foundation like Rainbow (Temuco) and Gossi Quinoa which young leaves can be eaten in salads, also Teosinte a Native American corn ancestor which young shoots

  • WHISTLE WHILE WE WORK

    The guys just finished making three beautiful cedar boxes for the front porch. Ah, the front porch, a wasted growing space! All we have growing there now is basically houseplants like ferns, ivy, orchids — you get the picture. The challenge for us this year will be to get some

  • & MORE RAIN…

    We needed rain and boy did we sure get it! Perhaps it’ll clear up today? Can’t wait ’till Spring! San Gabriel Nursery had some herbs that I haven’t seen anywhere else —Yerba Buena andMoujean Tea, so, sucker as I am for sweet smelling herbs, I brought some home. While searching

  • & MORE RAIN…

    We needed rain and boy did we sure get it! Perhaps it’ll clear up today? Can’t wait ’till Spring! San Gabriel Nursery had some herbs that I haven’t seen anywhere else —Yerba Buena andMoujean Tea, so, sucker as I am for sweet smelling herbs, I brought some home. While searching

  • AND STILL RAINING

    God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done.~ Author Unknown ~ This storm is a big one!!! The weather guys estimate those of us in the foothills (which we are) will get about 7″ of rain…. though I wish it was spread out a bit, all that

  • IT’S RAINING

    Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth;without rain, there would be no life. ~ John Updike ~ I know, we Southern Californians make a big deal when it rains here, full news coverage — Storm Watch, Storm Team and so on. But, we desperately need it,