Category Archives: gardening

Ditch Dirt

Literally. No, by “ditch”, I don’t mean give up on dirt and begin planting your gardens in aluminum foil or Styrofoam or something else ridiculous. I do mean Dirt from the Ditch. Here’s what I’m referring to:  If you’ve ever … Continue reading

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Spring Time!

We are getting our first trickles of fresh, raw, spring milk! (tastes like it has a slight mineral deficiency, slightly sour/bitter…but soon it’ll be perfect!) …and we’ve planted 200 onions (with the help of my two boys) …and the seedlings … Continue reading

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Feeding Urban Families One Goat At A Time

Feeding urban families one goat at a time December 16, 2012 by csukach Herbert Aparicio, urban farmer, works to build a bigger greenhouse on his urban farm in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 24, 2012. The greenhouse will be warmed by … Continue reading

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Resilience: Tire Flowers

He got laid off.  She’s a stay at home mom.  They have a baby and a toddler.  She has applied for jobs… and is waiting.  He has applied for jobs… and is waiting.  They could just complain and whine.  Poor meeeee….  … Continue reading

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Alpaca Poop

(You might think, due to the title of this post and the content of my last post, that I like to write about poop.  By the time you’re through reading this, you’ll know if that’s true or not.) I had … Continue reading

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Here’s My 2012 Dream List!

(Singing):  Heeerre shee iiiiissss, Miiiiiiiiss Aaammeerrrrriicaaaa…” Oh, wait.  It’s not Miss America. It’s my Dream List.  For 2012. Can you tell it will definitely be a gardening year for me? I’ll let you know how things go throughout the year…and in a … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Day: #10 LOCAL FOOD WEEK

Starting tomorrow, it is Local Food Week in Colorado Springs!  And, I have lots of AWESOME recipes to share with you in honor of all things local…or mostly local. So, here’s goes! You’ve heard, no doubt, about green smoothies.  If … Continue reading

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So Little Trash.

Just wanted to share that after having 60-70 friends for our First Anniversary Potluck last Saturday, this is what we ended up with. 1.  One small bag of trash, on the left. 2.  Bin 1/2 full of recyclables. 3.  Bag … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Day: #9

Over the winter, people told me how great roasted beets and goat cheese are.  I, back then, when I didn’t even know what “foodie” meant, had never eaten and had no idea how to make, roasted beets. Now.  I’m addicted.  … Continue reading

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Gail’s Garden

Just look at it.  It is on a hillside slope where deer love to frolic (unless Jem the Australian Shepard is out making his rounds) and where water in most Colorado summers tends to be scarce. The solutions:  Deer Fence … Continue reading

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