Tag Archives : sustainability

Lettuce on the Menu

One good thing about Southern California is that if the spring and summer garden fail, I can keep gardening through fall and winter. Because of this, we have lettuce on the menu, despite the ecoli scare that made it scarce everywhere else. I planted some black seeded simpson last month in my new front beds and last week I harvested…

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water obsession

Water, Water, Everywhere

Water is an obsession here at the Arizona Homestead.  We have to haul every drop of it in.  Or do we?  Over the summer, as Mrs. D carefully tended her feeble garden, she spent alot of time hauling water.  Sometimes two loads a day.  And that’s with a 425 gallon hauling tank.  That gets pretty tedious, and so we decided to earnestly attempt…

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