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Desert Garden at The Huntington: Old World

Desert Garden at The Huntington: Old World

The Huntington in San Marino, CA is one of California’s great estates. Established by businessman Henry Huntington in the early 1900s on what was originally a 600-acre ranch, the Huntington comprises a world-class library, art collections and 120 acres of gardens.

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California Garden at The Huntington

California Garden at The Huntington

The first time I visited The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, in December 2014, the entrance area was a construction site. Things looked completely different a year later when I met up with fellow garden bloggers Denise of A Growing Obsession, Gail of Piece of...

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Book review: Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties

Book review: Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties

Writing more book reviews is always near the top of my want-to-do list for this blog. I don’t have a good reason why I haven’t followed through, but I promise that I’m going to do better. And it will start right now.

Years ago I became interested in the protea family...

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The Natomas Farm
……hot chicks at the beach

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Jul 18, 2016
……hot chicks at the beach









It seems that our hens have gone on vacation. The decrease of eggs tells us this. While there could be many reasons for this production loss that happens routinely.......it's really boils down to a few reasons here at our farm.

Chickens love routine... habit and a coop that...

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…….being very diversified

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Jul 16, 2016
…….being very diversified

I had a thought.....years ago....about making jams from our farm's fruits that we grow. Just another simple way to make a buck or two. One must diversify.... if one is to succeed ....on a farm. Goat milk soap....dried fruits...perhaps making pies. I ha...

The Natomas Farm
……..about those green waffers

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Jul 13, 2016
……..about those green waffers

First thing that came to my mind when Professor Jeanette and Farmer Deno bought this farm some eight years ago.....was this above image. The intensity of this part of the 1973 movie....played out by Edward G. Robinson and Charlton Heston eating deli...

The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

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The Game

The Game

I'm learning to live without you nowBut I miss you sometimesThe more I know, the less I understand,All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning againI've been tryin' to get downTo the heart of the matterBut my will gets weakAnd my thoughts seem to sca...

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The Natomas Farm
…..not even heros could help me

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Jul 6, 2016
…..not even heros could help me

Where in the hell has Farmer Deno's http://thenatomasfarm.blogspot.com been? It's been offline for two months!Due to a idiot (me) not backing up his files.....due to a idiot (me) waiting for his PC to die like a fly on a Mac truck windshield.....due ...

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