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Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Dreaming of Tomatoes

Dreaming of Tomatoes

Oh man, has it been a rough summer for the garden! Between a rough June for us healthwise, extended 100* temps and water restrictions on the acequia (curtailment) in July, and a late-to-arrive monsoon season here in the high desert, we're kicking off August at about 1/5th our original potential for production this year in our Kitchen Garden. Left are:…
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…
Garden Update – Early June

Garden Update – Early June

The garden has hit it's June plateau. You know, that space between prepping and planting and actual harvesting when all that seems to be thriving are the weeds? Yeah, that. But with the garden mostly in (minus some succession sowing and the greens bed I just tore out last weekend that needs to be planted out with cucumbers and sunflowers), I'm…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I'd greet you with a big hug and thank you for joining me today! We'd settle in for a nice cuppa in the orchard by the acequia and watch the sun dance on the tree tops for a bit before diving into a gentle chat. If we were having coffee, I'd ask how you've been…
Iris

Iris

Never underestimate how deeply the beauty you plant today will brighten someone else's day tomorrow <3 xoxo, M