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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Garden Comeback






Since the cows ate everything in June, it has rained. Admittedly, it was the lowest rainfall in July that we've had since we've been here, but it was enough. Many of the trees have come back, and some of the shrubs too. In fact, on some things, the "pruning" has just made the growth explode.

Yes, there were still a lot of losses, but things look good overall. The annual garden is really the one that suffered the most. Normally we would be eating all fresh vegetables by now. Although, we replanted everything, it takes a while to produce. Still, the great thing with annuals is that you only lose one season worth of growth.

And, a large part of the hundreds of seeds that Abe planted (and transplanted) are doing great. There are lots of babies all over the place: pines, oak, mesquite, mimosa, pomegranate, palo verde, honey locust, prickly pear, goji berries, chile pequin.

We love this season, when everything turns green and wild. We let all the weeds grow jungle-style, as that is all our rabbits eat at the moment (by choice). We just wish there was a way to have this growth throughout the year.

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Garden Comeback

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