Katherine

College anthropology instructor, paleoethnobotanist, drylands agroecologist, community educator, single mom, owner of Rainshadow Farm Center.

https://rainshadowfarm.wordpress.com/

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This is so weird. It's almost December and tomato volunteers are springing up in the high desert.

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Seasonal confusion in the high desert. There's a freeze warning tonight!

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These morning glories are happy climbing a mesquite tree.

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Erin. Prescott. Fallen leaves.

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Granite Creek mural in Prescott Arizona.

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Last rose? (Probably not...)

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Another Coffee Friday with Erin and Juliette. ❤️

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And heeere's @brendan_ward06 ! 😉

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And the youngest with her mama. ❤️

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Not quite half of us but a good time!

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The last but perfect jujube fruit on Cal-Earth's very large and tall jujube tree.

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Lemon balm infusion, strong. #desertgrown

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While I can't seem to get a good photo of the bees that are out and about today, here's a picture of some of the tulsi I'm growing. I haven't found a way to grow it well in the ground here; it's so dry in this part of the high desert. For now I'm growing it in pots. This year I've probably got a dozen pots; most I'm letting go to seed for next year's plants. Next year I hope to have many, many large containers of tulsi.
I can't do my tulsi infused wine since wine is off my menu for now. The tea (flower and leaf, together) is nice. Next year I want to infuse it into oil. It is the second most wonderful medicinal plant in Katerina's Pharmacopeia. Sometimes I think it's the first. 😉
#herbsinthedesrt #ilovetulsi

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Can never fit all the grands in one photo with my phone! ❤️

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Lovies.

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Eddie and his father!

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Wedding party for two of my dearest ones.

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Lovely friends.

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Juliette and Uncle J

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Birds and people, people and birds, all the way to the pier.

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Baby pomegranate and flower. Finally! These take a long time to fruit. This summer, a gift to the birds.

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Mallow tangle.

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And the creosote grows greener over the septic leach bed....

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Native high desert plants waiting for nocturnal planting...Salvia and ceanothus and Rhus and some non desert but happy to be here cultivars...lavender and mints.

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Little ladybug...

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