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Limestone cutbank in Bear Creek on one of the WQPL lands

Bear Creek

I took this photo last month. I went out scouting a Water Quality Protection Land preserve with one of my CAMN cohorts. …

→ March 10, 2012

My rain barrels are full again! Not too surprising, really, but I had emptied them in preparation for this rain event. I …

New Year’s Miscellany

We’re supposed to get a new deluge of rain tonight, but I’m a little reticent to revel in that. I could jinx …

Updated Rain Barrel Platform

My old makeshift rain barrel platform (constructed of pieces of old pressure-treated lumber) was sinking into the ground, and my rain barrel …

Dabbling in Diapers for Drought

I haven’t been all that motivated to write considering I’ve spent less than a couple hours in the yard in the past …

How ‘Bout That Drought?

Since Austin is hurtling toward heavier restrictions on outdoor watering (Sept. 6 if our rainfall doesn’t improve), I’m considering a rather drastic …

DIY Rainbarrel

I’m nothing if not a do-it-yourselfer. I love the challenge of taking stuff I already have and finding the best way to …

Gardening Kindred Spirit?

This week I got the chance to attend a private tour of the properties that comprise the 2011 Travis County Master Gardener’s …

When you’re hot, you’re hot!

For some time I’ve lamented that I never manage that seemingly perfect mix of compost heap ingredients that yields a little backyard …

Another Spring Weekend in the Garden

Well, things seem to be humming along outside. I have strawberries, blackberries, Viva Italia tomatoes and broccoli all setting fruit (though, broccoli …