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Does a Bear Plant in the Woods?

Apparently so.  A visiting bear was apparently gorging on some sort of prunus – likely a wild (native or escaped) plum – and deposited a pile of seed-laded droppings in the fall, east of the garden, right outside the trail … Continue reading

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The Bear Is Back

A year ago (or was it 2?), a sow and her yearling cubs killed my three ducks, and perhaps 24 neighbor chickens, over the course of three nights. A couple of nights ago, a bear – likely the American black … Continue reading

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Citizens of the Food Forest

I’ve been working on selecting plants to fill out the various levels in the food forest.  I’m basing my selections on the following criteria: Prior history of local success.  That is, do the plants succeed in the garden proper, or … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Dark (Minus the Bear)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wandered your garden or even checked on your plants at night, with a flashlight.  That’s what I thought.  It’s 47 degrees F and clear tonight, and having been at work all day, I missed … Continue reading

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