Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Autumn Garden

I had limited time in the garden this week as my work hours have increased temporarily. Grandpa helped with the watering – by next season, we will have drip lines installed. This method is more efficient and will save the … Continue reading

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Candied Jalapenos and Fig-Strawberry Jam

What a glorious couple of weeks it has been! Experiencing the very slight change of seasons and still grateful for the harvest soon to be a memory :). I believe a couple of the best parts of the journey called … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Life

Today was a sad day ~ our oldest chicken, Mrs. Choate died. We are not certain how old she was as she was already a laying hen when we adopted her two years ago Memorial Day. Mrs. Choate was a … Continue reading

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Have You Seen One of These?

Nature is full of surprises. There are visions of beauty such as this: And then there are visions of wonder as this: check out A Strange Gardeners blog.

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Do You Like Pickles?

We planted two cucumber plants this season: Marketmore and Japanese Long. Just enough cucumbers to enjoy over the summer with fresh tomatoes and herbs.  There were a few that ripened at the same time this week so Grandpa and I decided … Continue reading

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Grasshopper on the Pears

Check this out Kailyn and Ellie…pretty cool, isn’t it? I did a bit of research and I think this is a Katydid ~ love the name! Here are the dehydrated pears ~ they shrink down to hardly anything, but oh … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

Another busy day at Harchut Farms! Along with the usual pleasures: watering, perusing each plant, harvesting, and hanging out with Grandpa, Percy and the chickens, I pulled it off! I made a yummy pesto for the freezer from what I … Continue reading

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Wild Blackberry Jam

There are wild blackberry patches all over Sonoma County. All along the roadways, trails and any place that they can find a place to sprout. We have a patch growing along the property line by the old shed and the … Continue reading

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