Monthly Archives: February 2012

Did I Mention Ed is Brilliant?

So earlier this month Kathy Klein of Danmala mentioned it was time to start tomatoes.  “How?” I asked.  “I thought tomatoes needed 70 degree soil to sprout.” “Oh, we keep them inside by our wood stove until they sprout.  Once … Continue reading

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Waterwheels coming soon

Here it is. The new deck that will house not one but two waterwheels. Ed says he’s going to cover this in the recycled plastic decking that won’t rot then put two tandem waterwheels in the larger space. The wheels … Continue reading

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This year’s marmalade

.The box of lemons and blood oranges is sitting on my kitchen floor. Right in the corner where I can’t miss it…or ignore it. It’s time for marmalade. Yes, but right now my hands look like the kittens got to … Continue reading

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A Book Signing with Monica

I just wanted to let you all know that Monica Sarli and I will be hosting a book signing at Changing Hands, 6428 S McClintock Dr Tempe, AZ 85283.   The signing starts at 7 pm Monday February 27th. She’ll … Continue reading

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The Pond Gnome

Paul and Barbi Holdeman of the Pond Gnome come today. They probably know more about Green water management than anyone else on earth. I want a duck pond that doubles for raising tilapia, the water from which I can use … Continue reading

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A biodynamic planting calendar

I bought a planting calendar.  I’ve thought about it for years but never wanted to be that structured about my gardens.  No more.  It really is time to get rigorous about what I’m doing or all I’ll ever have is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pets

Happy birthday to my puppy and kittens. Sedona, our red merle aussie pup, is officially 7 months old today. Wilburt and William (better known as Burtie and Billy–we have a “W” theme for cat names going on) are 6 months … Continue reading

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Spring?

It’s too early for Spring to start but tell that to the birds, plants, bugs and other critters who have decided otherwise.  I saw my first lady bug two weeks ago.  The bees are busy buzzing but what are they … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, but especially to my own precious Valentine. Thanks -for coming into my life, making me move 11 times in 13 years, letting me live in The Netherlands and Japan, getting me lost in a Greek … Continue reading

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Curing Poison Ivy

No, I did not take pictures.  At least not of my arms.  No one wants to see what that looked like.  Suffice it to say it was pretty darn ugly and may well leave my forearms scarred when all is … Continue reading

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