Monthly Archives: August 2013

What’s Bugging Me

Bugs are an issue. We’ve always had our house sprayed (except for the garden), until this year.  This is the first year we’ve had chickens and I love the fact that they can roam around the yard in the evenings … Continue reading

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Quick Update on the Craziness

It’s been crazy, but it’s going well: – mapping out the new raised beds  –  DONE – acquiring wood for the new beds and wall units  –  1/2 DONE – assembling the beds and wall units – purchasing some compost … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, and time to get busy

As it says in my “About Me” tab, I’m a Christ follower and father of four boys, so life, especially in the summer time, is busy.  I think I’ve spent more time in the northeast part of the state the … Continue reading

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Weeds – the Mesquite Tree

After reading several other garden blogs I can say with confidence that weeds don’t seem to be quite as big a deal in Arizona as they are other places.  Probably because of the difference in rainfall, but still, we do … Continue reading

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Gardening Books

I’m just getting into gardening books.  I recently read Perennial Vegetables which I found pretty interesting but the concept of plants that are around all of the time, taking up garden space, but only producing during one season was kind of … Continue reading

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