Monthly Archives: June 2012

Purple Potatoes!

I grew some potatoes in totes as an experiment.  We went Paleo, which means we don’t eat potatoes, but hey, an experiment. . .Science!  They are Adirondack potatoes and they are a deep indigo-purple!  Here are the totes I planted … Continue reading

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Hawk!

This morning at a few minutes after 6am, as we sat on the garden bench drinking coffee, giving Fluffy-Fluff and Roly-Poly-Giant-Comb some garden time. . .Whoosh!  A hawk swooped down into the garden, through the yard, and up in to … Continue reading

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And yet more expansion!

We’re expanding our growing space with new raised bed boxes and working in the vertical with a couple of experiments.  We have pallets for pallet gardening that I will plant with strawberries.  We also have some rain gutters Crystal got off FreeCycle … Continue reading

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Mayfield Bakery Cafe & Farmer’s Market

Someone gave us a giftcard to the Mayfield Bakery Cafe in Palo Alto, so we decided to try it for brunch for my birthday.  According to the website, “all of our meals feature organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.” This sounded … Continue reading

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I am Queen of the Pullet Tractor

The second batch of chicks are outdoors in the pullet tractor.  The first batch of chicks are in the coop, think they are Big girls now and are doing everything they can to show their dominance to the baby chicks. … Continue reading

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Ethel is eggstipated

Ethel was fine this morning.  Loud, amok, in charge.  Laid her egg. This afternoon I gave the baby chicks a little treat, and all the girls came running up for their share. Except, Ethel was missing.  I looked, looked, and wondered … Continue reading

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