Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grapefest 2012

Depite the sizable take by the raccoons, skunk, and other animals prior to getting everyone together to harvest and process, we still managed to find over 40 pounds of grapes off the porch vine. That turned into 22 pints of … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A German style plum cake from the Oro Valley farmer’s market

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The drought of 2012 at Rurikia

In school I learned about the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned from it had led to better farming techniques. I read The Grapes of Wrath. I had seen museum exhibits of FSA photos and reports . I had … Continue reading

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Putting the garden to bed

Veg gardens are seasonal, and with the approach of cold weather comes the end of the season. After a difficult year of a soggy spring followed by a summer drought followed by spring-like rains to end up at a fairly … Continue reading

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September Spring part 3 – remainders

It was obvious that it would come to this when the trees began blooming in September – young apples left stranded on the trees once the cold weather came in.

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Random Food of the Day

The last of this year’s mixed carrots from the garden at Rurikia.

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Meandering the Midlands – Derby in Autumn

A stroll through autumnal Derby…

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