Recording the Harvest

Since June we’ve been fairly diligent about weighing the produce from our gardens and the fruit trees. This year we’ve had pretty good success. We haven’t bought fruits or vegetables from town besides some mangos that were too inexpensive to pass up, a papaya (I miss it and we can’t grow it easily), and […]

Why measure rainfall?

We’re keeping good records of our rainfall this year. The rain gauge above is the measurement tool we use.

A few years ago we kept diligent records and made a graph of the summer rainfall. Since then, we’ve been a bit lax on our record keeping. But, measuring rainfall is very important to us […]

Growing starts

This year we’ve planted lots of vegetables in small containers to get them started before the rains come. Many are almost ready to transplant into the gardens. Planting this way means that we get a head start on our first round of vegetables. We did have to water them a bit, which is hard […]

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