Monthly Archives: March 2012

First day of spring and the week’s harvest

Thanks to my citrus crop, I topped 9 lbs of harvest this week. I am also having fun with my solar oven. Here are two more recipes, one for pot roast and one for a chicken casserole. Continue reading

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Why I garden

There are a lot of reasons why I garden. And it isn’t because I love being cold and muddy or enjoy sweltering over a stove on a hot August afternoon canning tomatoes. It links us to the land, gives us greater variety and fresher produce, and provides food security and food safety. And it makes me happy. Continue reading

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Solar oven cooking with my new Sun Oven

Yesterday I made a fabulous pot roast in my new Sun Oven. I really love solar oven cooking. Continue reading

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Cooking with the sun!

My new solar oven arrived yesterday, and I’m cooking our first dinner on it–beef stew and rice. Continue reading

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Blooming Monday, March 12 2012

Over the past two weeks, I harvested a tad over three pounds of fruits and vegetables from our yard and the chickens laid 20 eggs. Photos of many things in bloom. Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area

Vic and I drove to the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area near Hemet and Moreno Valley on Sunday. There have been reports of a rare gyrfalcon there this winter. The bird is definitely there, but it has eluded us so … Continue reading

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Squamous cell carcinoma — why I haven’t planted my spring garden yet.

I had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my face, but all did not go well with the surgeries. Fortunately, the cancer is now gone and I’m healing nicely. Continue reading

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