• DRAFTING "BLUEPRINTS"

    Designing a new backyard garden Now that there’s more space since the concrete’s been removed, now what? Just kidding, there’s been some progress, we’ve added three new…


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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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  • REWIND

    Biodiesel Mixin’ Mixer Backing up just a bit: Sunday, May 16, The Biodiesel Mixin’ Mixer was another success with many attendees from across the Southland. Thanks to…


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  • GREENS & THINGS

    Giant leeks ANOTHER HOT ONE The heat is on again today! Thankfully, being in a semi-desert environment we are able to enjoy crisp cool mornings before…


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  • GREENS & THINGS

    Giant leeks ANOTHER HOT ONE The heat is on again today! Thankfully, being in a semi-desert environment we are able to enjoy crisp cool mornings before…


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  • A WINTER'S DAY

    Part of backyard garden Brrrr, it sure has been a colder than normal December and now January. I believe the weatherman said it was at…


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  • A WINTER’S DAY

    Part of backyard garden Brrrr, it sure has been a colder than normal December and now January. I believe the weatherman said it was at…


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  • URBAN HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    RAIN & MUDSLIDES Just a quick update of what’s been going on the past few days….On the 25th we had over 2 inches of torrential rain with extremely strong gusts…


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  • MOVIN' RIGHT ALONG

    The reed bed is coming along nicely. We planted some bog/water plants along the edge and collected some river rocks from the Arroyo. Building it is one thing, figuring…


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  • MOVIN’ RIGHT ALONG

    The reed bed is coming along nicely. We planted some bog/water plants along the edge and collected some river rocks from the Arroyo. Building it is one thing, figuring…


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