Monthly Archives: July 2014

Progress and problems at the Parr Field Garden Project

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Composting at Sol Feliz Farm. Part III.

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Harvesting garlic at Sol Feliz Farm

We have been noticing that it is time to harvest garlic.  We watch the scape straighten out and the seed-head with it gets more defined (you can see individual seeds inside the scape-skin forming).  Some of our scapes are breaking … Continue reading

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Composting at Sol Feliz. Part II.

Today we gathered at Sol Feliz Farm to make more progress on what we started a couple of weeks ago (see our post on July 2).  We still have several piles of alfalfa and other biomass in piles that you … Continue reading

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Growth and development in our agriculture projects at the Chrysalis School

There is always more activity than we can report, but we like to write about major events in flowering or other surprises.  The picture above shows the third flower we have seen on the hibiscus that was gifted to us … Continue reading

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Growth and development at our Parr Field Garden Project

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La primera escarda en Sol Feliz

In the last couple of mornings, I was able to go outside while the sun was rising to hoe some weeds in our maize and bean rows.  This is the best time to work outside:  it is nice and fresh, … Continue reading

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Harvesting peas at Sol Feliz

It is the time of year when we can FINALLY enjoy the fruits of our labor!  The peas are coming into maturity and are at a stage when they can be picked for fresh eating.  Peas, locally know as alberjon, … Continue reading

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Maintaining chickens at Sol Feliz

This is the “after” picture of today’s activity.  The picture above shows our chicken house that has been cleaned of all the old manure that had been mixed with sawdust from the last time we cleaned out the coop.  We … Continue reading

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Composting at Sol Feliz

Today we gathered at Sol Feliz to get started on our composting process for this season.  First we cut down all the alfalfa and other biomass in the South field of Sol Feliz.  We have been irrigating this field and … Continue reading

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