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Imposters!

Well, they aren’t nuthatches.  They are Bewick’s wrens! (I needed my field glasses to verify.) They are however still in residence and apparently have become parents, as I see them doing some serious insect catching and running to their lowly … Continue reading

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Tenants?

(Original Post 05/01/09) Encouraged by birdhouses I saw at a pea patch, I decided to patch up and re-hang one I had in the yard.  A week later a couple of nut hatches moved in!  So I moved it up … Continue reading

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Seattle Tilth

New urban farmers can quickly become overwhelmed. I have been reading about (or doing) this since the late 1970’s and yet I find myself researching, researching and yet more researching.  Then I take a deep breath and look for a … Continue reading

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Run Off

About midstream in this project, I became worried about increasing my storm water run off.  Reviewing rain garden principles, I incorporated a few elements into my garden design.  1) Increased water retention capabilities in my front yard by adding depth … Continue reading

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Garden Blankets

Well, it’s been a cool and wet spring and I think my starts need a bit of help. Optimally, I’d of had this all in place last fall and gotten my starts seeded in my well lit southern windows like … Continue reading

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Sizing Up

The barrel to the right shows my last year’s greens garden (plus a 5 gallon bucket of cherry tomatoes). Way over planted, this reclaimed wine barrel was a start (Kale, chard, beets, lettuce greens). In 2009, I have taken over … Continue reading

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Potage Plots Defined

My neighbors have been returning from work wondering what daily modifications I have accomplished on ‘my Farm’. I redistributed the blocks to break up the Great Wall, hoping that by planting native plants along the outside rim and new inset … Continue reading

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