Alien Onions

Alien Onions

This year's growing begins in the onion basket. I found them sprouting in the basket on the fridge, curling up toward the kitchen ceiling, green

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Gruesome Beauty

Turkey Feathers

The extended family on my in-laws' side lives in the woods and farmland west of Eugene, where wild turkeys are a real nuisance plentiful. Knowing

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Lessons Learned

Planting in Sheet Mulch

I've only had a garden for three seasons. Granted I've wanted to have a garden since I was eight years old, so it's kind of

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Sitting with Death

Spiromundi Raccoon

In one week, our total animal-count when from six to two. Upon getting back from Christmas, we found three chickens dead and interrupted the raccoon

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Worm Eggs

Worm Eggs

Imagine my surprise when I picked out an old avocado shell to find it packed with worm eggs. Back story, I was rummaging through my worm

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Chicken Glorious

Wyandotte Chicken Feathers

Above are Henrietta's feathers. She's a Red-laced Wyandotte, and I didn't realize how beautiful she was going to be until she grew up. We brought

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Seeds Started

Seeds Started in Window Box

Mid-March. Time to start the tomatoes and kale. This year, we're on top of it. The garden is up to speed, paths marked out, the

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Junk Mulch

Cat on the Sheet Mulch

Thank you, Junk Mail Providers, for making this world a better place. Because of you, my garden will grow less grass and more food. By

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