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Shades of Green

November 15, 2010

Living on an acre of lava that offers many shades of black and gray, I might quote the Muppets and say, “It’s not easy being green.” I forget what it means to be green. Friends from the mainland came to visit and were amazed at my catchment system, and for the first time, I had […]

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All Is Not Lost!

September 25, 2010

Mahalo to those of you who have sent condolences about my drought-ridden garden! I have a tendency to get discouraged, and wonder if we will ever get rain. It looks like I’ll need to order my fifth load of water for the catchment tank this next week, unless we get a heavy rain in the […]

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Chicken, Chard and Garlic in Olive Oil

August 4, 2010

One of the fastest and tastiest meals I fix for myself is this dish. I do it often enough that I didn’t think about writing a post about it. I grow the most wonderful red chard in a little bed by the back door. The leaves are huge, shiny dark green with deep red veins. […]

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Lava Homestead Update

December 5, 2009

  I’ve thought of the succulents and snapdragons that are all over this acre as really nothing more than weeds. Why? Because I didn’t plant them, they sprout up unbidden, then grow without anyone’s help, and they aren’t something I can eat. But I realized just how much they add to my landscape when I […]

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