How we saved our oranges from splitting open before ripening – and you can too!

We don’t have any “before” pictures of our old orange tree with the hanging fruit all split open and inedible.  Funny, I never thought pictures of these ugly fruits would come in handy for a post one day!   If you want to see how they look, you can search for “split oranges on tree” images … More How we saved our oranges from splitting open before ripening – and you can too!

Pigeon Peas – Nutritious food for chickens, turkeys, and people :)

People who grow food for people and animals will appreciate the many benefits of growing pigeon peas. Many cultures love and grow this plant, but here in the USA, we don’t hear much about it.   We’re growing them here in Southern California and we love them so much that we want to share our enthusiasm … More Pigeon Peas – Nutritious food for chickens, turkeys, and people 🙂

How we saved our pecan harvest from the crows this year – and you can too!

This week crows in our area are celebrating their annual ripening-of-the-pecans-feast!  They land in several tall pecan trees in our neighborhood cawing and having a good old time.  The good news is – this year, they aren’t as interested in our pecan tree as they have been in previous years! Here’s why they’re more interested … More How we saved our pecan harvest from the crows this year – and you can too!