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Laying Pipe

Laying Pipe

PVC Project (Laying Pipe): Bird Back 40Somewhere, in a galaxy far, far away, a young and excited young boy is royally cheesed off. He is visiting the blog that is Sacramento Vegetable Gardening for the very first time thanks to the rather suggestive la...

The Sacramento Bee
I’ll Have Another gets post No. 11 for Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. – In their unexpected run at the Triple Crown, nothing distracts Team I'll Have Another from its goal. Not barn changes, blood tests, threatened strikes or a kick in a Hall of Famer's head. I'll Have Another will have to beat ...

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Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Jun 6, 2012
Wordless Wednesday


Lamm Farm
Lavender and bee hives: Open house at The Lamm Farm on June 10

Jun 6, 2012
Lavender and bee hives: Open house at The Lamm Farm on June 10

After a year and a half of moving dirt, planting, nearly constant weeding, demolition and construction, it feels like we’re finally able to stand out in the field, look around and see the fruits of our labor.  The lavender is … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Mama
How to make vanilla extract

Jun 6, 2012

If you put a kid in the kitchen, he'll want to make cookies. And if he wants to make cookies, he'll need some vanilla. If he uses enough fancy $10-for-4oz. organic vanilla, Mama will want to start making her own. And here we are! Ingredients: Five ...

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The Sacramento Bee
I’ll Have Another’s jockey suddenly hits new heights

I’ll Have Another’s jockey suddenly hits new heights

Mario Gutierrez, I'll Have Another's jockey, takes in the New York City skyline from the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building.Super Mario went from obscurity to international hero in just over two minutes. Jockey Mario Gutierrez's Kentuck...

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Bamboo and More
My weekend haul from Lowe’s

Jun 5, 2012
My weekend haul from Lowe’s

While I buy most of my plants at smaller independent nurseries—and I wish I lived closer to a place like Cactus Jungle to fill my succulent cravings—I’m not immune to the lures of the big box stores. Last Saturday I went to a local Lowe’s to bu...

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The Sacramento Bee
Triple Crown winner could aid horse racing

Triple Crown winner could aid horse racing

Mark Lennihan Associated Press I'll Have Another will try to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. The interest caught Tom Hammond off guard. The veteran NBC handicapper admits he's "super excited" about the possi...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The sweet taste of back yard gardening: Royal Rainier Cherries

The sweet taste of back yard gardening: Royal Rainier Cherries

Ripe Royal Rainier Cherries-Bird Back 40What's better than a bag of freshly harvested Royal Rainier Cherries? This is a trick question. There can be only one answer. And that answer is two bags of freshly harvested Royal Rainier Cherries.What's better ...

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The Blue Muse
The pursuit of perennial curb appeal

The pursuit of perennial curb appeal

It started out so small, my idea. I was just going to carve out a little flower bed to protect our mailbox post from lawnmower damage and add a little color. That's all. A weekend project, really.And then I asked for advice.The Wysongs, our dear friend...

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