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April 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Pick Your Own Loquats

We have a beautiful, ready-to-pick loquat tree in our backyard.  You are welcome to pick, actually snip off, as many little bundles as you like this afternoon, Tuesday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m. Please bring your own snippers/pruners and buckets or bags.  We are located down the street from Baker Nursery (40th Street and Osborn).  Text  (602) 550-8983 for the address if you are interested in delicious and free loquats.  We are happy to share!



Added by Ronnie Costa on April 29, 2014 at 8:57am — 6 Comments

Expecting the Unexpected

It has been eleven months since the Valley of the Sun became 'home'.  Eleven months since I dragged my buckets of iris and chamomile and orange globe mallow and mint into this foreign land of the sun and said,"Grow!"  Alas, every green token of my life before died except the iris and mint. But, iris and mint grow anywhere, right? This spring I scattered chamomile seed in my daughter's now flourishing flowerbeds to no avail.  It's a weed!  Can I not even grow a weed? Last week I noticed a…


Added by De Ann on April 27, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

From the HUSBAND of the Wife of a Worm Farmer

What would the husband of “the wife of a worm farmer” talk about if he chose to take over the blog for a month?  I know…WHY am I taking over for a month???  Yeah, I’m asking that too.  Well, currently Momma is not feeling well.  That should be enough reason, right? Oh, no -- there’s more.  The baby went to his fourth doctor’s visit in two weeks: ear infection, cough, and allergies.  One daughter has strep, which means it is in the house and is looking for our…


Added by Robert Fenchak on April 25, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Don't Throw Anything "Away" Day

For Earth-day I decided to keep all the trash with me throughout the day to see what I use and where I can improve. I was surprised I had as much as I did, but also surprised how much was recyclable (See graphic). My hat is off to Phoenix for how much they take as recycling. 

Other surprises: I paused as I reached for the paper towel to dry my hands in the restroom. The K-cups were obviously not recyclable  as I was sipping the coffee. (Do they make a single serve…


Added by Matthew Newton on April 22, 2014 at 7:56pm — 6 Comments

Need a Rooster

Hi, We are looking for a rooster for our hens. If anyone has an extra rooster that needs a good home and plenty of hens, send him our way. :-)  We are in Phoenix and can come pick him up this weekend.

Thank you,


Added by Candice T. Aguirre on April 15, 2014 at 10:06pm — 2 Comments

House for sale in Mesa: fruit trees, garden area, and a fresh remodel

Hello fellow permies!

I usually only post about plants and chickens, but today's is a bit different. After 5 years of ownership I'm selling my home in Mesa. My biggest fear in selling the house is that the future owner will not know what to do with the fruit trees! So I wanted to see if possibly another permie is looking for a great home in a good neighborhood with established fruit trees and a garden area.

In the front yard we have an Anna Apple, a Mid Pride…


Added by Kristin Parsons on April 7, 2014 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The afternoons are finally heating up, the sun stretching out its rays a little more each day.  The okra says thank you and, being part lizard, so do I.  

I have been assessing the garden one plant at a time, noting the good and the bad.  Like the peppers.  I grew peppers from seed last fall and they wintered well tho there was no real growth.  Early March I…


Added by De Ann on April 1, 2014 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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