Bill Bird

Bill Bird Bill Bird writes the blog Sacramento Vegetable Gardening.

Web Site: http://sacramentogardening.blogspot.com/


Five-Six-Pick Up Sticks!

Jan 17, 2015
Five-Six-Pick Up Sticks!

STICKS!Fun in a January garden setting anyone? Can you have fun in a January garden setting? Of course you can -- provided you like working outside in cold weather. If that's not quite your cup of tea -- well -- a hot cup of tea does help take the wint...

Happy Gardening New Year!

Jan 1, 2015
Happy Gardening New Year!

Good morning and welcome to 2015! Wait, the clock says 12:12 PM! Did I really sleep that long? I've got to stop watching those New Year's Eve broadcasts on Univision. That's right, I said Univision. Even though most of the programming flies right over ...

Choppin’ Broccoli

Dec 30, 2014
Choppin’ Broccoli

Dana Carvey Performs The Lady I KnowIt is one of my most favorite skits from Saturday Night Live past. Comedian Dana Carvey performs the timeless classic of "The Lady I Know," otherwise known by its second and more popular name: Choppin' Broccoli. That...

Tastes Like Christmas!

Dec 16, 2014
Tastes Like Christmas!

Dancy Mandarins-Bird Back 40That's the line I heard uttered from one of my co-workers earlier this month when I handed per a portion of a freshly harvested and just peeled Dancy Mandarin. Her eyes opened wide as she proclaimed: "Tastes like Christmas!"...

The Domek Family Chicken

Dec 6, 2014
The Domek Family Chicken

Domek Family Chicken Before Cooking
Now that you've finished off the last of those pesky Thanksgiving leftovers -- it's time to get back to some normal eating behavior, right? And, lucky for you, I've got a dish that is just about perfect for anytime of the year...

Venus and The Duke

Nov 2, 2014
Venus and The Duke

Venus and The Duke Avocado TreeYeah, yeah, I know. It's not quite as snappy as "Bennie and The Jets," but give it a few years. Pretty soon it will just roll right off the tongue. Because Venus and The Duke are going to be telling their story for a very...

Spooked Out!

Oct 31, 2014
Spooked Out!

Spooktacular Pumpkins!Happy Halloween! I have a small confession to make. My name is Bill. I am 51 years old. And I'm really just a child at heart. I mean, really. While other 51 year old men are captains of industry or finding a cure for one disease o...

When It Rains, It Blogs

Oct 25, 2014
When It Rains, It Blogs

Black Cherry Tomatoes from the Bird Back 40I really should be working. No -- really -- I should. It's a Saturday afternoon after a nice morning rainstorm and there's lots to do. I could plant garlic! I could pull weeds! I could clean the cat litter box...

Dig, Child, Dig!

Oct 20, 2014
Dig, Child, Dig!

F.C. Joyce Elementary School: Photo Courtesy of Eli Bob
Dig, Child, Dig! Dig until it hurts! And then dig just a little bit more. I can still remember my mother's commands -- even after all of these years. For -- the love and joy that is digging in...

Garden Leftovers, Meal Memories

Oct 17, 2014
Garden Leftovers, Meal Memories

Garden Fresh Sweet Bell PeppersIt's that special time of year when the summer garden, which I've nearly torn out and replaced with fall greens, yields a surprise tasty treat or two. This is especially true with the three varieties of eggplant that Venu...

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