Monthly Archives: August 2013

Making compost at Sol Feliz

Today we completed an annual project which is cleaning out the chicken coop to make compost.  The wheelbarrow above is one of about 5 that we removed from the chicken coop.  This mixture of sawdust and chicken manure has been … Continue reading

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Covering the greenhouse at Parr Field

The weather has eased from summer nights to autumn morning chills…  Since we have some crops that might not appreciate the drop in temperatures (such as our melons, chiles, cucumbers, and tomatoes), we are covering our greenhouse frame with plastic … Continue reading

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The Grow Dome gets bluegill fish

Today we make a new use for our 900 gallon water tank on the north side of the Grow Dome.  We currently have about 6 goldfish to “test the waters” for fish survival and so far so good…  Thanks to … Continue reading

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More crops coming in at Parr Field

When Parr Field was conceptualized, it included the milpa, or three sisters garden (maize, beans, and squash), as well as some raised beds for other fruits and vegetables and some greenhouses.  Our last activity at Parr Field was mostly focused … Continue reading

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Harvest and food processing from Parr Field

Today was a big day in the season.  We harvested much produce from the garden today, mostly our purple snap beans.  We harvested about 10 pounds of “green beans” that will be lunch for our Chrysalis students, especially for our … Continue reading

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Melons ripening at Sol Feliz

Here is a ripening melon that I understand originally came from Kazakhstan.  It had a light green flesh with a delicate sweetness, very much like a honey dew.    I have had these seeds for some years and was happy … Continue reading

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