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We garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

Time now to WHACK IT BACK. WHACK IT GOOD! Its good for the plant and good for what ails ya. Gives you something to do when that nasty ennui has engulfed your otherwise chipper gardening spirit. And I am all about feeling good. Try to...

Having whined my way back from vacay, time now to step up to the dinner plate and get my act back together. How can I possibly call myself a gardener and still sit here whining about the ripe Sun Gold tomatoes and the sweet, tasty...

Dear Dee and Carol, [caption id="attachment_8645" align="aligncenter" width="215" caption="Oregon Coast, 2009"][/caption]This is a good picture, a HAPPY picture, not to be confused with the dismal picture that is the garden at Ranch du Bois, week 21. I essentially left my garden to fend for itself for the...

Not to be left out of the big doin's, here's my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all the lovelies right now. Heck,...

Bountiful Week Seven from the Taft/Tamarack CSA *Magic Garlic!!! Yes, this garlic is magic. It makes dreams come true, and has for the past 5 years. The pulling of the garlic bulbs is one of the most aromatic, amazing tasks on the farm…it’s worth putting a...

I am good at growing fruit. I am good at growing fruit. I am good at growing fruit. I am not so good at growing vegetables. At least not this year. Its a good thing tomatoes are a fruit. Mine are coming along nicely, thanks....

Dear Carol and Dee, Once again, I am amazed: WEEK 18??? What the heck? July 5th? Where do the days go? Days, where do the weeks go? Not a great deal to report from Ranch du Bois. Rasberries still producing in spite of high 80's/90/s heat. I...

Your poor ears and eyes have been bombarded forever now with the admonishment/encouragement/plea to think, eat and buy local. I know that, so here are a couple of handy little tips and reference points to help you along in your never ending quest to...