• COBANATION

    Inner pieces of the cob oven Yesterday Ray (who’s going to be helping us build a cob oven) came over and dropped off some of the inner workings…


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  • BERRY GOOD

    On Sunday, May 1 we are hosting Andy Lopez better known as ‘The Invisible Gardener’to give a talk on the use and benefits of rock dust.  Afterwards…


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  • COB OVEN

    Model “lady bug” cob oven On Saturday we spent an interesting day participating in ‘Earth Day LA’ in Santa Monica at the fashionable 3rd St…


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  • GARDEN OF EATIN

    Chives & Sage The strawberries are ripening and Justin is collecting a handful each day, hoping to accumulate enough for his favorite strawberry dessert – strawberry bars! I…


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  • GOING HOME

    Our “old” place — 10 acres          Neighbor’s grazing land         School house where JD taught SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY HOME While we were in Florida we decided…


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  • A WEEK IN REVIEW

    ULTIMATUM Winter months here allow us to take stock of the previous year and modify the yard accordingly. A few plants are being moved to other spots in the yard…


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  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    The “normal” SoCal winter weather is back, with temps in the low 80’s to mid 70’s. We are really spoiled! Last Saturday, we enjoyed an afternoon hiking in the mountains…


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  • VEGGIE FUELED

    Photos courtesy of Julia Perkins, freelance photographer: Image © Julia C. Perkins “HI, MY NAME IS JULES, AND I WAS A GASAHOLIC” And I’ve haven’t…


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  • FOOD & MEMORY

    Suncrest is one of the last remaining truly juicy peaches. When you wash that treasure under a stream of cooling water, your fingertips distinctively search for that gushy side…


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  • FOOD & MEMORY

    Suncrest is one of the last remaining truly juicy peaches. When you wash that treasure under a stream of cooling water, your fingertips distinctively search for that gushy side…


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