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Our Little Olive Experiment

It has been four months since Chuck and I spent an afternoon at Hillcrest Ranch learning how to harvest and brine olives. Since then, our two jars of mission and picholine olives have been sitting in the laundry room closet on a shelf behind … Continue reading

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Fruit from the Fruitless

When we moved into our California home, we were thrilled to know that it came with a yard that contained two mature lemon trees and a navel orange tree. The yard was grossly overgrown and would require a lot of TLC … Continue reading

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Not Winter Yet

Although we have lived in Northern California for a half-dozen growing seasons now, I am still amazed by the effects of this climate. This morning, while walking around the back yard to check on the garden, I found myself harvesting strawberries. In … Continue reading

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