Dung beetles!

Dung beetles: from the superfamily Scarabaeoidea

A few months back we noticed dung beetles in our composting toilets!

Dung beetles work very hard to either burrow in, consume, or otherwise deal with poop. The photo above was taken on the road to the Bosque, where the beetles are working to collect cow dung for […]

Fertilizer for the gardens

We are fertilizing the gardens in the dimple to improve the soil there.

Gently creating gardens in the forest.

 

Part of the Bosque Village experiment is to see how we can raise food in the forest without outside water or fertilizer. But there are some ways we do choose to improve […]

Nature prevailing

We are in the dry season.

And by dry, I mean really, really, really dry. All of the grass and plants are brown. Â We ordered a pipa of water (about 7,000 liters) to get us through for a surge of guests that happens every year around Easter (Semana Santa). Some of our plants are […]

Turnips and Tusas

We are so kind. We share our turnips with tusas: the Naked-nosed pocket gopher.

Tusas are animals that most gardeners in Michoacán dread. They dig up gardens ruthlessly, leaving behind the signature mound of turned over soil. Some of our friends who have farms or gardens buy Jack Russell Terriers, dogs that […]

Grafting success!

Three years ago we started grafting quince and pear trees onto a native fruit tree. Read how we graft in this past entry.

Today, we have over 1,400 grafted trees throughout the Bosque. Walking around the other day we spotted one tree that is doing particularly well, with several small quince fruits starting to show […]

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