Category Archives: garden

From Beehouse to Beehive – Taking the next step in beekeeping

A few years ago after finding a dead swarm in my basement, I decided to turn a longstanding interest in bees into something more concrete by building a top bar hive which I called the beehouse and, as with a … Continue reading

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Through the camera – Peonies

I moved into my first house in the summer and was surprised to find an area of fairly unkempt growth which had been carefully mown around. Figuring there had to be something of interest, I also detoured around them and … Continue reading

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Through the camera – old and new

New growth on a rose which has not yet lost last season’s hips.

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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Tucson Japanese Garden

One day I decided I was sick of the desert spring; although there were plenty of wildflowers, I wanted green instead of brown. I decided it was a good day to go to Tucson’s botanical garden, but on the way … Continue reading

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Through the camera – apple blossoms

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Random Food of the Day

It was finally time to open a jar of pickled turnips from last fall. They were well worth the effort.

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