Category Archives: Gardening

The Start of Summer

Ok, Memorial Day is over.  We have now achieved the unofficial start of summer.  I am busy adding to my garden, washing windows, in the hope that the spring winds have FINALLY died down for good, and generally preparing the … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter is Making a Comeback

For the last several weeks the weather here at the inn has been a beautiful – in the eighties, a bit warm for April – very little rain and not too much wind, which is a plus for us this … Continue reading

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Two Peas – Literally

This fall has been anything but normal when it comes to the daytime temperature.  During September and October there were days when we were 10+ degrees above normal.  Now here it is, the 10 of November and today is the … Continue reading

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Red’s Last Day

Tuesday was Red’s last day at the Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast.  He had to be in the East Mountains by 2:30 and there was still alot of ground to cover. Like many of the guests at Sandhill Crane, he … Continue reading

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Monday in Corrales with Red

Monday, fortified by a hearty breakfast, Red was off on further adventures.  His first stop was the Corrales Bosque – the green belt located along the Rio Grande. Red soaked in the sun along the bank of the Rio Grande … Continue reading

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Garden Time

This post will deviate from my usual discussion of food to talk about the next best thing – gardening.  Today is the Saturday before Mother’s day and I can officially plant with little worry of freezing weather.  That’s not to say it can’t happen … Continue reading

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Volunteering and the Dastardly Squirrel

Yes, I’m still alive.  And yes, I’m still cooking.  But wait, there’s more.  Last month I was elected to the position of President, Corrales MainStreet.  I thought this might be a little less time-consuming that serving as the Promotion Chair … Continue reading

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Apricot Season

Our neighbor has an apricot tree with branches that come over the fence into our yard. We have a deal.  I get all the apricots on the tree that is on my side of the fence line.  For the last … Continue reading

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Learning To Say No

Yes, I know, another long stretch with no Word From The Bird.  It’s not because I don’t want to write; I miss my blog.  But I have been a bit overwhelmed for the last month or so with spring cleaning, planting … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

After what seems like a lifetime, I am able to resume my blog.  The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is over for another year.  This event is one of the busiest times of the year for us.  Over the course of the … Continue reading

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