|Re purposed tea pot|
With the arrival of Spring ...Jennifer has some new Chickens. We are also sending lots of love and good wishes for the speedy recovery of the broken bone in her foot.
A First BornKeith and Rhiannon, who now live in Lafayette and have helped with CACG, movie nights and generally supported the Permaculture Community, have a son, Bodhi. Congratulations! I would choose them as parents!
Not Quite arrived YetJim, Karen, Brenna and Colin are expecting and addition to their family in May. Again major supporters of CACG and we are delighted to see them continue to visit the garden even though they now live in Pleasant Hill.
The Crop Swap Is Back !March 25 saw the first Crop Swap of the year.
Meagan, seen here crushing some new season honey comb, is a DVC student doing an internship with David Mudge Gardens. We are delighted to have her help at CACG where she has been cleaning up the lower row of raised beds ready for planting.
Arrival of Swarm SeasonI found my first bee swarm last week. Here we see the swarm deposited on the top of their new home. It's a Langstroth hive box with comb filled frames ready for the queen to start laying.
New To Me TruckI'm often hearing "Did you get a new truck, what happened to the red one?" I still have the red GMC truck that is most familiar. The arrival of this 2001 3/4 ton truck allows me to tow equipment and materials necessary for some of the earthwork projects I am undertaking.
It runs on Biodiesel, which I purchase from what I believe to be the closest source, Biofuel Oasis in Berkeley.
Here are two examples of edibles that look very attractive in a winter, or early spring garden.
|Tree Collards ( this one planted in Oct. 2014 as a start)|
|Ruby Swiss Chard (in great lighting:)|
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Arianna thinning old Raspberry canes at CACG
Peaceful Valley video about our purpose in the management of blackberries and raspberries in winter. It's also a great time to divide and plant new ones.
For protection from Gophers I planted some at home in a 1/2" mesh galvanized wire basket.
Hoping Spring has arrived with good things in your life,
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