Coffee Country

Off to San Lucas for another shopping trip! That is Cerro de Oro in the foreground and Volcan Toliman behind wearing the sombrero. Today I am hunting for the Cuchareros (please take a moment to follow the link to learn more about this group) to bring back some of...

Healing and Resting

So I am on my annual visit to one of my favorite places on earth, today 12-12-12 dawns clear and then midday a small breeze has come up. Not quite a xocomil. I come here to rest and contemplate, the lake is the land of the perpetual spring, 12 hour days and nights. I...

Mystery stuff challenge!

Here are a few funny items from the Pick pickers and a mystery challenge: Ever seen the likes of this? We have an active bird population and this was on the ledge near the potting station. Sadly we disrupted Mama too much this spring for her to have success. BUT later...

Dog Days of Summer

A welcome break in the weather is a perfect time to get caught up on the watering and feeding of your summer plantings. This is the weather that brings relief to the plants, the peoples and the dogs. Speaking of dogs, Mora has recovered beautifully from a serious bout...

Slow Gardening

Slow gardening means removing the frenzy from the last few weeks in May. The weather broke early this year and that means an earlier start to planting, but it doesn't stop there, container grown plants can be planted all season long. You may need to tender a little...

Gruss Gott du Shone Maiern

"Gruss Gott du Schone Maiern", this is the title of the 16th century German lied I was singing to the bees this morning. (missing umlauts I know.) I got an email from a friend last night that there was a swarm of honey bees to catch nearby! Great news because I had...

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