Monthly Archives: November 2017

Navajo chant (ancient)

Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me, I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body. I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will … Continue reading

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On Canned Peas

I remember canned peas at our childhood dinner table. They were boiled down to a certain nutrient-free and tasteless grey, but when launched from a fork handle bopped sharply with the heel of your hand, those peas stuck to the … Continue reading

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Try this:

For a little fun, harvest some leeks or scallions by cutting them off at the soil line, leaving roots in the ground. These are cold-hardy plants, so┬áleave the roots to over-winter —┬ábut mulch deeply with leaves or straw to keep … Continue reading

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“I can explain this.”

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The garden from afar

On a better day than this….

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The garden gate

With Tithonia torch and clematis paniculata.

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Tithonia Torch

Or Mexican Sunflower, an annual. I planted a few on either side of my garden gate last summer, and they grew 6-8 feet tall, full of these flowers. It made an arbor for me to walk under on the way … Continue reading

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Spinach planting

Do it now. Trust me. Do it before the first snow, planted any way you like; broadcast atop the soil, buried slightly in rows, it doesn’t matter. Spinach will spend the winter getting ready to burst forth in great profusion … Continue reading

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Garlic time

Order it now, if you haven’t, and plant before frost. Research hard- or soft-neck to see which sounds best for you. The biggest cloves yield the largest bulbs, so I use the smaller ones for cooking. These (above) are large. … Continue reading

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Fence post fix

When a fence post rots off at the soil line, with a few feet left underground, I know of two ways to get it out to make room the new one. One, drive the sharp end of a pick into … Continue reading

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