Category Archives: spring

Mountains of Moo-Doo

Flipping through my garden notes, I see that I last amended my soil in March 2010. Oops. The poor harvest of 2012 and the reading of 0 mg/L N (even on the notoriously unreliable home soil kits) corroborate this oversight. … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

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It’s Spring and Calamity Jane is broody again. Apparently this is her thing. None of the other 6 hens has shown an interest in sitting 24/7 in the nest box, waiting for chicks to magically appear beneath her. Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 2013

Spring is arriving in the Pacific Northwest. I know, I know, it seems unfair to everyone at similar latitudes still struggling under their heavy blankets of snow, but we’ve earned our due with the Long Wet Grey. Besides, there will … Continue reading

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Olla Hand Building Class Spring 2013!

Yes! I will be teaching an olla hand-building class this spring at South Seattle Community College. The class will take place over two Saturdays; March 23 and March 30 from 10am-1pm. We will briefly go over the history and how-to … Continue reading

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