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Front yard mushrooms

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   Today I made bread from scratch. Yesterday, mushrooms popped up in our front yard. They are still there today. Tonight, Gavin roasted coffee beans. Here are roasted and unroasted beans together on a plate: Each pile has the same number of beans. The beans get bigger when you roast them.

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Andrea’s orchid

One of Andrea’s orchids.

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Ollas

Ollas are unglazed clay jars with wide bodies and thin necks. They help conserve water in the garden. I learned about them from the Dervaes family here in Pasadena. They sell them in their online store. You bury the ollas in dirt up to their necks. Then you fill them up with water. The water […]

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Baby crookneck squash

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Strawberry in the making

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Blueberries

We got a blueberry bush at the farmers’ market. I’m going to try growing them in our yard.

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We’re growing potatoes

One of my family members told me that my great aunt used to bury kitchen scraps in her garden between her rows of vegetables, and that her vegetables grew terrifically. I have a compost bin, but it was getting full, so a few months ago, I buried a few kitchen scraps under a tree. I […]

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Flower silhouette

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Water on a rose petal

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