Category Archives: nature

2017 Summer Summary

Despite little news from this blog, we are still busily keeping on.  We’re still gardening, still picking fruit, still trapping raccoons.  Some things just never change. But sometimes things do change.  We’ve been working hard on changes to the house … Continue reading

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Getting a Handle on This Life

This weekend I said to Don “it feels like we’re finally getting a handle on this farming thing, its starting to work for us”.  And it is.  Suddenly the work we’ve done over the past three years seems to be … Continue reading

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Spring: A Quick Glimpse

I always feel like glimpses are all I get of spring.   It moves too quickly for me to keep up with.  I want to sit back and savor it, but  before I notice spring slipping away we’re  halfway through summer.   … Continue reading

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Quality of Light

We haven’t devoted much time to work around Johnny’s Garden lately, we’ve spent the better part of the past two weekends building sweat equity with friends and family.  This morning we loaded up and went to Rose’s for a ride, … Continue reading

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Waters of Life

Aside from daffodils, forsythia, and tulips, one sign that spring has finally arrived in Albuquerque’s South Valley is water in the main irrigation ditch. By mid March the large ditches were full and we spent the better part of a day … Continue reading

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Equinox Day

Aaaahhhh, fall.   I have a few pictures from the equinox day to share.  Starting with spiders, because you know spiders are really cool. This is the time of year when we start to see a lot of zipper spiders.  I … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox

I love this time of year, this season sings to me more than any other, even louder than the hot rush of Spring.  I think it must be the change in the sky.  One day the sky is the clear … Continue reading

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