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Today, In A Very Brady Gardening Episode…

Today, In A Very Brady Gardening Episode…

Today Sunset Magazine posted our team profile on the One-Block Diet Blog with the other nine teams in competition. After much deliberation, we’ve named our team The Bad Skunks. We’ve checked out our steep competition and, frankly, we’re feeling mildly guilty about wanting to beat out all those small, vegetable-eating children for the prize. Go […]

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Urban Agriculture: My Neighbor’s Inner City Orchid Farm

Urban Agriculture: My Neighbor’s Inner City Orchid Farm

My neighbor Estrellita has a concrete front yard. But that hasn’t stopped her from creating her own flower farm. Every year she grows and sells hundreds of orchid plants.

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Heirloom Swiss Chard Victorian Gothic Floral Arrangement

Heirloom Swiss Chard Victorian Gothic Floral Arrangement

Our neighbors, Noel and Sonita, just gave us a large clump of home-grown yellow chard. We’ll eat it tomorrow for dinner. In the meantime, it’s masquerading as a sweetly creepy floral arrangement.

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How To Stop A (Bee) Robbery In Progress

How To Stop A (Bee) Robbery In Progress

Some punk-ass bees from somewhere in the neighborhood have decided that it’s easier to steal honey from my bees than it is to go and make their own. In an effort to help my bees defend their hive, I first reduced the width of the hive entrance with wood down to the width of one […]

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Sunset Magazine’s One-Block Party Contest – I’m A Finalist!

Sunset Magazine’s One-Block Party Contest – I’m A Finalist!

Today I received an email from Margo True, Sunset Magazine’s Food Editor: Congratulations! You and your group have been chosen as finalists in our one-block party contest. We sincerely admire all that you have planned for your group, and will look forward to following your progress this summer. Once a month as the summer unfolds, […]

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Kashi Commercial Airs, Makes Lower Half Of My Face Famous

Kashi Commercial Airs, Makes Lower Half Of My Face Famous

The Kashi commercial I beekeepered in started airing today! I have yet to see it “live” since I don’t have real tv service, and the shows I watch on Hulu seem to be exclusively about serial killers or weird british hobbies. (I guess that’s not the hot cereal demographic). If anyone happens to see the […]

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Surprise! Bee’s Cankles, Unlike Bee’s Knees, Kind Of Suck

Surprise! Bee’s Cankles, Unlike Bee’s Knees, Kind Of Suck

The Speaker Bees didn’t really didn’t like it when we took apart their hive yesterday looking for open brood (baby bees) to use as bait to for a trap-out. They responded to my redecorating by literally stinging my ass off. This is why beekeeping in skinny jeans is, perhaps, a stupid idea. Luckily, getting stung […]

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