Category Archives: Southwestern Gardening

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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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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Who Knows Where the Time Goes

First, my apologies to Judy Collins – but the line is too true.  And, if like me you are a Judy Collins fan, good luck getting that line out of your head! We have been busy here at the inn … 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

Hurray!  Today we picked our FIRST APPLE!  Two years ago we planted our first apple tree.  While it flowered like crazy, it never set any fruit.  So last year we planted a second apple tree and hoped for the best.  … Continue reading

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First Crop!

Hurray!  The first crop of tomatoes is in! I picked these four cherry tomatoes this afternoon. We’ll have them with dinner tonight.  Not in a salad, not with mozzarella cheese and basil; just cut in half and served with a … Continue reading

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LIfe Goes On

The last few days we have been blest with beautiful weather.  Daytime highs of upper 80’s and night-time lows in the upper 40’s, typical NEw Mexican summer weather.  The skies have been a brilliant Georgia O’Keeffe blue with few clouds.  Needless to … Continue reading

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