• BACKYARD ORCHARDS

    Pink Lady Apple Think you have no room for fruit trees? Think again, check outBackyard Orchard Culture Growing Fruit Trees in Limited Space. When we get back, will be going out to purchase some bare-root trees and implement this space-saving concept. The guy at our local nursery tried this method

  • HAPPY HOLISTIC HOPPERS

    Sierra                             Moonshadow One of the bunnies (Moonshadow) had a bad case of sniffles with sneezing attacks. For awhile there, we were a bit worried but now she’s improved… more like healed. We didn’t want to bring her to a vet as they would just prescribe some drug or antibiotic

  • UH-OH!

    We got a call from the folks at Ecological Farming Association. They invited us to be a part of one of their workshops:Farming in Urban Areas on Friday Jan 24th. It was a last minute thing… and the conference is next week (yikes). The lady wants us to bring along

  • SUDS UP DUDE!

    Lavender French Milled Soap excuse the Calif surfer lingo… I think I FINALLY got the hang of making hand milled (or French Milled ) soap as shown in Marie Browning’sNATURAL SOAPMAKING book. (Or check out these links: Hand-milled Soap orShredded Soap For Handmilling.) For a while I had a hard

  • GOT MILK? SOY MILK?

    On Friday we made some homemadePEANUT BUTTER. It’s was delicious!  We are trying to eliminate additional “pre-made” foods from our shopping list. So far this year we are making our own granola (which, by the way, beats any store bought granola you can buy) and started to grind some of

  • BWDS – BUNNY WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

    Wire area where the bunnies eat allowing their droppings to fall into redworm bin Finally completed the vermicomposting system working under the rabbit hutch.   The guys built a funnel underneath the wire section of the floor where the bunnies eating area is (The rest of the hutch flooring is

  • GARDENNICKS

      Trailer park ‘Victory Garden’ 1942 “There is a quiet revolution stirring in our food system. It is not happening so much on the distant farms that still provide us with the majority of our food; it is happening in cities, neighborhoods, and towns. It has evolved out of the

  • SANTA ANA’S FURY

    Altadena’s Compost Guru Powerful winds gusting up to 79 mph all last night have caused this place to look like a war zone – not to mention destroying any idea of a very peaceful sleep. Bushes and trees are de-leafed, pots dumped over and the veggies shredded. Here in So

  • SANTA ANA'S FURY

    Altadena’s Compost Guru Powerful winds gusting up to 79 mph all last night have caused this place to look like a war zone – not to mention destroying any idea of a very peaceful sleep. Bushes and trees are de-leafed, pots dumped over and the veggies shredded. Here in So

  • YOU SAY YOU WANT A RESOLUTION?

    Took some time off, as you can see, from writing diary entries. Things have been quite busy around here. We recently had a visit from some guys from Crenshaw High {better known asFOOD FROM THE HOOD} They checked out the garden and are thinking of bringing some students here. We