The time I don’t bring my camera something exciting (other than the goats) happens on our Saturday evening walk. We noticed lots of action on the beautiful and historic Colorado Bridge. Living in LA we are used to such filming productions – especially here in Pasadena which seems to be a fave filming location for tv, commercial and movies. As we were crossing the street to get to the path that leads down the Arroyo Seco, Jordanne spotted someone jumping from the bridge. Stunt man we thought, but it was none other than this actor (thanks for the tip Kelly) No wonder they had so much security that we had to divert our goat walk around all the barricades on the trail.
Can you spot the goat in the garden?
Now that we are slowing drying out from the soaking rains, it’s back to work in the garden with all sorts of plantings going on. With so much computer work I am sadly derelict in my urban homestead and posting “duties” We all certainly have our plates full so can’t really complain.
Seeds are arriving – so are a batch of mason bees. Seeds & bees – a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.
After construction: New, re-planted bed
After a year of construction – metal roof installation and then painting the house, the north facing bed along side the house is newly planted – back went the blueberries, oca, anna apples and rose apple. New additions – ginger and red malaysian guavas.
Roll out the barrel
Also we’ll be placing a few Arid Rain Barrels behind the planted area up against the house. Two units hold a little over 100 gallons and figure we can fit about 6 units underneath the windows.
We still have to install the three Australian RainWater HOGS. We are hoping to get a few more, but since these beauts are from down under costs is a bit prohibitive at the moment. There’s word that these space saving modular rain savers will be manufacture red in America soon. We’ll keep our readers posted.