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day 56 ~ windy walk, rock garden, mobile, kitty, leftover turkey

day 45 ~ santa fe, nm ~ winter flowers, lateral lifts, pão de queijo, romantic island

www.theendlessroadtrip.com ~ day 45 of my year long daily video journal is one of those days that would have melted (more…)

day 13 ~ santa fe, nm ~ hippie hair, melon patch, sunset and papa joe tells a story

www.theendlessroadtrip.com ~ another day in santa fe and almost two weeks of daily video journal entries!

santa fe, nm ~ watermelons, disco balls, crystals, gardens, pizza, game night and pita surprise!

www.theendlessroadtrip.com ~ october 10, 2011…not, as the video says, october 9. day 10 of my daily video journal. another day (more…)

my bouncing baby melon ~ santa fe, nm ~ august 2011

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my amazing fast-growing watermelon baby

neither tim nor i have ever grown melons before. pitcher mountain — site of tim’s old CSA — is too high and the season is too short for this delicious fruit and so tim never tried to grow it. and me? well, i’ve just been too lazy and uninspired.

no longer! in our front yard, we have 5 containers spilling over with melon vines. we’re growing three varieties of heirloom watermelons, a couple of muskmelons and a couple of sun and moon watermelons. every morning and every afternoon i scrutinize the plants, checking for female flowers (the ones with the miniature fruits at the base). when i find them, i take a cotton swab and do my best to fertilize them with the pollen of a male flower.

when this process is successful, you get what you see here: an amazingly fast-growing fruit that doubles in size over the course of three days! this is my firstborn baby watermelon, his name is filechista khakcencio (it’s a long story and it involves facebook, so i’ll just leave it at that), and i love he.

i could and will just eat him up!

baby sun and moon melon ~ santa fe, nm ~ august 26, 2011

melons are amazing! four days after I took the first picture of my melon-baby and you can see that he’s almost doubled in size. and he sleeps through the night already, too!

baby watermelon ~ santa fe, nm ~ august 23, 2011

I am the proud father of a brood of melons! every morning and every afternoon I spend some time with my melon pants, checking for female flowers and, when I find them, pollinating them. this is my firstborn! he’s growing rapidly and thankfully he’s already potty trained. I’ve already counted six other melons hidden among the leaves and vines and there will be many more in the next few weeks! octomom eat your heart out.

omelet overdose ~ santa fe, nm ~ july 27, 2011

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harvest bounty ~ santa fe, nm ~ july 21, 2011

today’s haul: purple beans, green brands, broccoli shoots, beets, turnips, scallions, chard, kale, and collards. freshest stir fry ever tonight.