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Manzanita – A Most Useful Plant

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Manzanita is a shrub you’ll find growing all over around here, as California is manzanita country. Seen as a nuisance or a fire hazard by many, it’s actually quite an attractive and useful plant. Manzanita means “little apple” in Spanish … Continue reading

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Snowbound!

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We got socked with 14 inches of snow overnight, beginning at 5 PM Tuesday, and have been snowbound since then. NOAA in its infinite wisdom had predicted less than an inch. Having been down this road before, we tend to … Continue reading

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Signs of Autumn

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Phenology is the study of the cycles of life in animals and plants – new leaves in spring, leaves falling in the fall, animals shedding winter coats, etc. We have similar cycles around here, but they might not be the … Continue reading

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