Sunday, June 27, 2010

Garlic Harvest

small crop this season, could be for a multitude of reasons...not too worried though. this should take care of our garlic needs for most of the year.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chinook Hops...

....are taller than ever!

new extended pole for them to grow an extra six feet or so.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunflowers Everywhere

Hopi Branched Sunflowers:
Branched Sunflowers are mainly for aesthetics, although they should attract a fair amount of pollinators; helping boost production in our food crops. This planting is up against the house between the Three Sisters Garden and our main garden.





Hopi Black Dye:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mountains & Clouds

hoping for rain but if not at least it makes for a nice foto.

New Gate for Chicken Run



all reclaimed scrap materials make for a nice gate:
this will be a nice shortcut in between the chicken run. keeping mine and the neighbor's hens separated; yet easy to feed/water when one of us goes out of town. the chicken wire is tripled up on the bottom foot or so...these little ones are curious and I want to be ready to move them out to the run in about two weeks.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Seedlings and Chicken Run

Lemon Cucumber seedling with it's trellis:
hoping to make some good pickles this year.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chiles are up!

our experimental buried pot irrigation seems to be working well...with warmer summer like weather the jalapenos and jemez chile are coming right up:



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

(Almost) Everything is in the ground!



Purple pole Beans planted on either side of our sweet new bean trellis/ lettuce shade:



Another Australorp video...

..just because we know they are not going to get any cuter.
video

A message to all garden tools...

...get tough or die!





Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fire on the mountain.







There is smoke in our little valley tonight. The local paper was reporting that smoke could be seen from Albuquerque. We spotted it out the window and had to get up on the roof to check it out..wasn't as close as we originally thought. The fire was probably an idiot camper leaving a campfire that wasn't fully extinguished. The fire is in the Santa Fe National Forest six miles northwest of Jemez Springs. The newspaper also says the fire is about 1400 acres of ponderosa pine/ mixed conifer forest. Evacuations are happening at campsites up there and around Jemez Springs but that is 90 miles from our humble abode.