Monthly Archives: July 2016

Autumn Already?

It’s only the end of July and the red alders are starting to drop some leaves. Trees can produce more leaves in the spring than they can support when it gets hot and dry during the summer. And so the … Continue reading

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On the Move

The hatchery chicks are on the move. I had two broody hens and gave each of the hens half of the chicks nine days ago, the morning they arrived. The hens keep the chicks busy much of the day, from … Continue reading

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The Miracles We Eat

It’s early in the morning and I’m cleaning the onions I just pulled out of the ground for today’s Bow Little Market. How do onions do it? How do they make all those thin layers without them sticking together? How … Continue reading

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Pink and Fuzzy

What is pink and fuzzy in a summer garden? Mint in bloom. In a moist climate like here in the Pacific Northwest, mint will grow and spread with wild abandonment. If you want just a little keep it in a … Continue reading

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Time to Study

It’s time to study. Two books that I’m studying are Rebsie Fairholm’s The Lost Art of Potato Breeding and Carol Deppe’s Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties. I’ve learned that a reason you only see seed potatoes and never potato seeds … Continue reading

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The Early Bird Gets the Tomato

I had some tomatoes for Bow Little Market on Thursday. They sold out quickly. The only ones who got any were the early birds. This year I’m severely pruning the tomatoes as they grow, limiting each tomato to a single … Continue reading

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Something New Every Day

There is something new every day. Even if you think there isn’t, during the night while you slept, the sun has taken you about 7 million kilometers, over 4 million miles, from where you were when you went to bed. … Continue reading

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