Category Archives: Soil

“To Do” Lists and a Time to Rest

“To Do” Lists and a Time to Rest As I contemplate the upcoming challenges in my life for 2015, I search inside of myself for the energy, motivation, optimism and solutions I will need to achieve my numerous goals and tackle my “to do” lists for the year to come.  This is nothing new.  It
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Jack Frost

Today, December 6th, was the first true frosty day of the season in my garden.   Unlike the first few times this fall when I awoke to an ultra thin layer of dusty white, this was that thicker, heavier blanket that almost resembles snow.  Leaves on the bushes and trees were drooping in that weighted down way signifying
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Coffee Grounds

COFFEE GROUNDS are one of the amendments I add to my compost and I also use them in other areas of my garden for different purposes.  A good general article on coffee grounds can be found at this link:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080707171641.htm      I’ve been getting my grounds from a coffee hut down the road that sells organic
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Spring Planting 2011

The rain this spring in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been relentless, and at this point in time, May 31st, there is no end in sight.  It’s made it very difficult to get outside and get outdoor projects completed.  Still, I managed to get my seeds and plants in the ground by the first week in
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Soil

“When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.” ~Ymber Delecto Soil is the source of everything.  Soil, earth, dirt, planet earth, however we choose to refer to it, the earth and soil are sacred. If we kill the soil, we destroy the planet and ourselves.  If we protect and nurture the soil with proper nutrients, no chemicals, water and clean air, then the planet will
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