Category Archives: Weekending

Weekending Weekending


Some pictures from our weekend.  It was full and it went fast but it was pretty great. Fall gardens getting going and a couple of new places for planting. Seeds are slowly getting planted and seedlings are sprouting. This little guys so badly wants to be just like his daddy.  He’ll even stand on a…
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Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce


We had an amazing Labor Day weekend.  One of the best weekends in recent memory. We headed three hours south to the little town of Willcox, Arizona and did some serious apple picking. It was so much fun and only a *tiny* bit hot and humid.  (Ok…. maybe it was a lot bit hot and…
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Weekending Weekending


As with a lot of the country, this weekend was hot.  Temperatures reached nearly 120…. in the SHADE.  We got out early, while still in our pajamas, to get some garden work done and make sure the chickens were prepared for the heat.   Here are a few photos that I snapped.  Hope you all…
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3-Bin Composting 3-Bin Composting


       In my mind our composting process begins in the kitchen.  The countertop compost bin, a ceramic bucket marked “simplify”, hosts all our organic kitchen waste, including vegetable and fruit discards, coffee grinds and spent filters, peanut butter and jelly sandwich remnants, anything besides dairy or meat waste.  When full we dump it into…
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Compost Compost


Ten miles due east of us begins an Indian reservation – the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.  At the edge of it is Singh Farms, where we get the bulk of our compost for the gardens.  It’s a more beautiful landscape than I remembered, where, after passing through thirty traffic lights’ worth of developed city,…
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