Spring 2015

It’s April and  our  2015 farm garden is just beginning after a winter mulch.  A new irrigation system now being installed,  water savings is what we hope to accomplish.  Lots of people are giving up home farming to save water this year…We’re doing the irrigation system and will irrigate minimally at night.  We also will recycle as much household water as possible.

Early spring 2015 crop of collards.

Early spring 2015 crop of collards.

This site, betweeen 1430 32nd St. and 1404-06 32nd Street,  is the site of a planned new building.  I have filed for a building permit and expect to start construction sometime in the late summer, early fall.  The proposed new building is a two unit building and will house a small gallery and workshop on the ground floor, two small living units about.  Another iteration  of the “Shop House” idea….

Soon the locale of a new building...2015 project to come...

Soon the locale of a new building…2015 project to come…

Add this to the Doohickory category...thank you Julian  Hodges.

Add this to the Doohickory category…thank you Julian Hodges.

Yes we have bananas…in Oakland.  Amazing but true…this plant will die once the bananas emerge…it’s a wonderful spectacle the fruiting process, very dramatic.

Bananas in Oakland!...yes, we have a microclimate!

Bananas in Oakland!…yes, we have a microclimate!

Peter's Honey...fig. Figs are upright on their branches until they are ripe and drop down, heavy with sugar.

Peter’s Honey…fig.
Figs are upright on their branches until they are ripe and drop down, heavy with sugar.

We lost three hives in 2014 but the remaining hives are going strong.

We lost three hives in 2014 but the remaining hives are going strong.

Site of many a party....

Site of many a party….

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