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Blooming-May

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-May

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries

           

Putting together a new flock

Putting together a new flock is not easy and requires patience. We bought two young hens (less than a year old) on a Thursday, and two more hens (10 months old) on a Monday. By then, the first set of two had decided that the coop was THEIRS!!!!!! They did not want any more flock mates. We added two more hens and so far, the flock is not united. […]

Wildflower show in Cambria, Saturday and Sunday

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You’ll soon get to see close-up, the wonderful wildflowers that are blooming on the hills and in the valleys, at the Annual Wildflower Show in the coastal town of Cambria. I’ve been amazed in the past years how volunteers can gather fresh sprigs of these delicate flowers, put them in water, and present them to the public for inspection. […]

Cambria’s Art and Wine Festival 2017

Cambria Art and Wine Festival 2017 - Winning poster by Michael Ackerman

Get set for a fun weekend of wine tasting and art appreciation in the beautiful town seaside town of Cambria, California on Friday, January 27, Saturday the 28, and Sunday January 29, 2017. Stroll the East and West Villages for wine tasting, events,and shopping during the weekend of January 27 – January 29. […]

Cambria – Labor Day Weekend – Pinedorado

Pinederado, a time-honored tradition will return to Cambria this Labor Day weekend. The 68th Annual Pinedorado Days celebration extends from September 2, through September 5, 2016, offering fun for the whole family. […]

Tomato Extravaganza in San Luis Obispo

Come to the "Tomato Extravaganza" and plant sale on Aug. 20, 2016.

Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County presents the The Tomato Extravaganza” on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Come taste and buy fresh home-grown tomatoes and plants. […]

Visit Cambria – Memorial Day Weekend

Heritage Day in Cambria, 2016

Visit Cambria for Memorial Day Weekend, 2016. Celebrate Sesquicentennial (150 year birthday) on May 28, 11am – 4pm at the Cambria Historical Museum. […]

Australian Labradoodle Happenings

Five Australian labradoodles visiting for a playdate. From left: Mattie, Madelyn, Chloe, Tillie, Cocoa.

Australian labradoodles enjoy socializing with humans as well as with other dogs. We have regular play dates with labradoodles that live in our community. […]

Tulips in Amsterdam

The story of tulips in Holland and the yearly “living catalogue” display of flowering bulbs at Keukenhof Park in April and May is a “not to be missed”. During the 1600’s, “Tulip Mania” took over in Amsterdam and tulips were being sold for outrageous sums. Still the bulb growing capital of the world, Amsterdam is a colorful and fascinating experience for travelers. […]

Sunset Magazine’s – Savor the Central Coast

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I’ve subscribed to Sunset Magazine since my young “alternative living” days. Long hair, long dresses, a little farm in the hills of the magnificent Marin County. Heavenly…… I still subscribe to Sunset magazine but my lifestyle has changed (a little). There are still chickens running around in the yard but I don’t wear long skirts. […]

Website Reorganization-Sorry for the Inconvenience

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At a Valentine’s garden party.

 

Dear Friends. I’m in the process of combining my two websites. I’ve been moving pictures and posts from Backyard Hencam to Central Coast Gardening. It will be much easier to put both gardening posts and chicken blogs on one website and I’ll be able to keep them updated […]