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….my Mom is in jail?

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Mar 8, 2015
….my Mom is in jail?

First born of 2015......this little guy appeared this afternoon. It's a big mystery where he was hatched within the coop or coop yard. I suppose the hen's instinct is to hide the young.Poor thing.....he is looking at his Mom through the wire....wonderi...

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China Garden

China Garden

China Garden-Malakoff Diggins State Park
One gets an almost spiritual feeling when entering this place. This is China Garden, located in the Nevada County Gold Rush Community of North Bloomfield, also known as Humbug, in the Malakoff Diggins State Park. It has remained untouched since Humbug was designated...

The Natomas Farm
….perhaps we can host a lobster feast

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Mar 7, 2015
….perhaps we can host a lobster feast

The last thing that I ever imagine to see on this farm would be a crawdad on a fence post. Like I always seem to say in my postings here....there is something new to see or learn ....every week here at the farm.Yes....we do have a creek that runs throu...

The Natomas Farm
…we have EEGS for sale

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Mar 7, 2015
…we have EEGS for sale

Yes.....we have eegs for sale....down there at the fruit stand. Now.....just what is an "eeg"?Last week was a very busy week....putting in 10 hour work days. In this hectic week of tasks to do.....I also had to make several A - Frame sidewalk signs. Th...

Bamboo and More
My favorite houseplants: Sansevieria cylindrica and friends

My favorite houseplants: Sansevieria cylindrica and friends

On November 7, 2013 I featured Sansevieria cylindrica as my “plant of the week.” For whatever reason, that post has been one of the most frequently viewed posts on my blog. Maybe because more and more plants lovers—succulents fanatics or not—are discovering sansevierias?

It’s time to take another look at my Sansevieria...

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Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

I finally found time to check on the aloes on the UC Davis campus. I hadn’t been back since my last post on December 26 but fortunately it looks like my timing was just right.

This outing also gave me an opportunity to test-drive a fun lens I just bought...

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The Natomas Farm
……welcome to our tomatoes all birdies

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Mar 2, 2015
……welcome to our tomatoes all birdies

Yes....this post's title might sound as if Farmer Deno has a bird brain to grow tomatoes......There are some really cool tricks to farming that not everyone will talk about. I am going to talk about how to have those wild birds help you out......growin...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
GOLD! Gold in the Bird Back 40!

GOLD! Gold in the Bird Back 40!

Twenty Ounce Apple Tree-Bird Back 40Well -- not really gold per se. Sorry to get you excited. I did not unearth golden nuggets during the latest "Big Dig" in the Bird Back 40. But -- I will tell you this much. I brought some gold rush history back home...

Bamboo and More
Planting out my Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbon’

Planting out my Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbon’

If you read my recent posts (1 2), you know that my current plant crush is Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbon’. I bought a 5-gallon plant two weeks ago at the grand opening of the newly enlarged Ruth Bancroft Garden nursery and I know right away where I wanted it...

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End-of-February color

End-of-February color

This post was supposed to be about something else entirely: rain. Last night the weather forecast predicted a 40% chance of rain this morning, and again this afternoon. Guess what? None of it materialized. As if that’s anything new. So, instead of pictures of H2O falling from the sky you get pictures of flowers...

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