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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

The Importance of Farmers’ Markets

I’m sure you already know several good reasons for supporting your local Farmers’ Market: Support local bussiness Healthy, fresh food Community building It’s just plain fun A few years ago, a local market was formed that holds once a week (Saturdays) during the growing seasons about 10 miles from my house in Ojo Caliente, which …

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Creature Feature: Geese Bob & Vin

Earlier this month a friend and neighbor (anyone within 10 miles out here is a neighbor) gave us a pair of geese. Some houseguests of her’s had bought 2 goslings and when they left for places unknown, left the geese to get by with the chicken flock. We have a pond, so we went and …

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Round Table Farms: The Harvest 2011

This post is about last year’s harvest and last year we put far less time into the garden than this year. We are hoping to surpass 2011’s harvest in everything but potatoes (damn gophers!) and summer squash (damn squash bugs!). October 8th, a Saturday, was our first snow this year. Which signals the time for …

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Planting Water Lilies

When we moved here in 2002, our pond had one lonely water lily, in pink. Over the years it grew. Last year, My Main Man braved the pond scum and placed in 4 more and a pond iris. The iris didn’t make it, nor did 2 of the lilies. So this year, M3 wanted to …

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Year-Long Shawl

I knit. I can even knit quickly. Yet this shawl project took me almost exactly one year. The yearn was hand spun by someone local, and then hand painted by one of my mom’s friends. The skein suffered some sun damage, having one large swath of bleached paleness. So it was given to my mom, …

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Jigan, RIP

If you know me, you know why I put this off. If you don’t know, you might be able to understand. What little grief has touched my life, I have found to be a personal thing. Our pitbull, Jigan, of ~13 years of age passed away this past March due to consuming cancer. We were …

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