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The Natomas Farm
…a long ride to freedom

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Jun 24, 2015
…a long ride to freedom

It's been a heck of a learning curve......about the upbringing of chickens. I have blogged too many times about this subject. Once again....I am going to cluck some more about chickens.....in a simple way for the beginner farmer about the chicks....not...

The Natomas Farm
….this dog forces me to work

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Jun 24, 2015
….this dog forces me to work

Every morning I get up.....grab my coffee ....do my readings on the net. I am limited to the time spent doing this.....Lucky will come up to me such as in the picture above......and starts in on her "time to go to work Farmer Deno" routine. This has...

The Natomas Farm
…..pass the sun screen please

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Jun 15, 2015
…..pass the sun screen please

The chickens are very upset with Farmer Deno. Last month I moved the pig den from the chicken yard .....to a new area that we call "The Fig Forest". This forest area has a handful of large fig trees.....plus we just finished planting 24 more trees in t...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
It’s Time For The Succulent Celebration 2015

It’s Time For The Succulent Celebration 2015

Next Wednesday I head out in my blue Subaru on my annual solo trip to Southern California.  I am so excited.  I'm on my way to the annual Succulent Celebration at Waterwise Botanicals in Escondido, CA.  It's on Friday June 5th and Saturd...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Berries Are for the Birds!

Berries Are for the Birds!

Arapaho Thornless Blackberry VineYou bet they are! And Bill and the wife that is Venus Bird like it that way! Welcome to May 2015 -- and one of the coolest spring weather patterns I think I've ever experienced in the Sacramento area. That doesn't help ...

Chic Little House
Create: A Colorful Planter for Spring

Create: A Colorful Planter for Spring

One of my plans this Spring is to add more color on patio garden beds by using a mixture of planters along with planting perennials in the ground. I recently bought two large planters, which means a visit to our local nursery was in store. Us...

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The Natomas Farm
Leaf Miner – a repost about citrus trees pests

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May 18, 2015
Leaf Miner – a repost about citrus trees pests

 Phyllocnistis citrella......sounds like a monster that I am bout to talk about. Though not nearly as large as Godzilla....but the damage is bout the same. Yes....let me introduce you to the citrus leaf miner. A little pest that showed up at our f...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The Stain

The Stain

Wonderful Pomegranate-Bird Back 40There she goes again. The Wonderful Pomegranate putting on her usual springtime "look at me, I'm pretty" show. I should have put this tree in the front yard where everyone can enjoy the bonanza of bright red and yellow...

The Natomas Farm
…. exactly 57 years ago boysenberries were discovered

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May 14, 2015
…. exactly 57 years ago boysenberries were discovered

There are folks out there that never had the taste of a boysenberry. Then again....there are many folks out there that never even heard of a boysenberry. I found out what they were from a place in my childhood history......a magical place named Knott's...

The Natomas Farm
Use on cuts and burns….chickens too!

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May 6, 2015
Use on cuts and burns….chickens too!

Although the Aloe Vera plant looks a lot like a cactus, it's actually a member of the lily and onion family......native to North Africa. That's it in front of the thorn-less cactus.....in the photoshop picture above. Many households knows th...

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