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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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Random Food of the Day

Smoked veg from the garden – a good way to use up apple prunings.

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A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 10: Departure

This is part 10 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Rurikia at rest

The snow came heavy and wet, a sticky white blanket which built rapidly to a level able to completely cover the garden and withstand our typical cycle of fall and melt . The perfect cover for the plants to enjoy … Continue reading

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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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