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Food Friday: Joining a CSA

September 17, 2010

I recently joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The way it works is that you prepay for a session — $247 for 13 weeks in this case — and then pick up your “share” of produce each week. This allows the farmer to have capital to grow his crop and a guaranteed market for it. […]

How does my garden grow? A bit at a time.

September 15, 2010

I spent a couple hours on Monday making a few raised bed garden frames. They’re 2’x4’x7″ each.  The reason for the weird dimension is that it gives me flexibility to move them around in the yard as needed in order to take advantage of every inch of space. And longer boards wouldn’t fit into my […]

Update on my backyard

August 12, 2010

I’ve been leveling out the portion of my backyard where the pool will go, and I’m pretty close to finished. I’ve also cleaned up a lot of the weeds, organized my gardening containers, and moved my lemon tree to its permanent location. A few pics: I’ve been going up to The Ranch frequently, so I […]