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Sage's Acre

Collection by Sage Osterfeld • Last updated 1 day ago

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The various hodgepodge of plants, animals and oddities I find on and around my property in northern San Diego County, Calif.

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How to Tell When Onions are Ready to Harvest | Sage's Acre

Knowing when to harvest onions for peak flavor can be tricky, but with a few tips from a real onion farmer, they're super easy to pick and store for peak "oniony" perfection.

The hanging gourd garden is coming in nicely. Right now it's keeping the lettuce bed cool, but soon the vines will fill in and we'll have another lush hanging garden retreat from the hottest days of summer. More photos and pics of last year's garden are in the link. Cool Beds, Hot Days, Gourds, More Photos, Acre, Lush, Vines, Garden, Summer

Hanging Gourd Garden 2.0 - Early Summer

The hanging gourd garden is coming in nicely. Right now it's keeping the lettuce bed cool, but soon the vines will fill in and we'll have another lush hanging garden retreat from the hottest days of summer. More photos and pics of last year's garden are in the link.

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That’s a Nice Tomatillo You Have | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

My wife says I have a one track mind. Truth aside, I think any reasonable person would notice this purple tomatillo has a really nice butt.

If you substitute old zucchini for pizza, ducklings for children, and chickens for strangers, this video could be 20 seconds at any Chuck E Cheez. #backyardchicken #backyardduck #backyardpoultry #chicken #duck #freerange #poultry Backyard Ducks, Backyard Poultry, Chickens Backyard, Acre, Zucchini, Garden Sculpture, Pizza, Children, Animals

Video: Duckling vs Chicken Battle

If you substitute old zucchini for pizza, ducklings for children, and chickens for strangers, this video could be 20 seconds at any Chuck E Cheez. #backyardchicken #backyardduck #backyardpoultry #chicken #duck #freerange #poultry

Blue Skies, green trees and a big sunflower standing watch over the vegetable garden. Pretty much sums up this summer's day. Mammoth Sunflower, Summer Sky, Blue Skies, Green Trees, Vegetable Garden, Acre, Dandelion, Home And Garden, Organic

Splendid Summer's Day

Blue Skies, green trees and a big sunflower standing watch over the vegetable garden. Pretty much sums up this summer's day.

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Summer Chicken Salad | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

We waste very little food thanks to our chickens. For example, here are Gaucho, Buffy and Summer with a fresh summer salad of overgrown zucchini and cucumbers.

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It's Called Bee Balm for a Reason | Sage's Acre

After a two-year wait, the bergamot (monarda) finally flowered. I thought it would bring butterflies, but now I know why it's called "bee balm".

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Blackberry Raspberry Jam | Sage's Acre Organic Gardens

Picked a little over 11 pounds of blackberries and raspberries for this year's jam session. There's still plenty of berries left on the vines so we're going to try and make blackberry wine for the first time.

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Summer with Sunflowers | Sage's Acre Organic home & gardens

Celebrating the first day of summer with a photo gallery of all the varieties of sunflowers growing on the Acre. (Links to the seed source are included.)

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Hanging Gourd Garden 2.0 | Sage's Acre | Organic gardens

Pulled last year's dried gourds off the trellis to make way for this year's vines in the hanging garden. Now I've got a wheelbarrow full of gourds.

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First ducklings of 2021 | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

Hard to tell from the photo, but that's a mama duck and (at least) two new babies in a nest in the lavender. Check them on the live stream in a few days.

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When is it too much Basil? | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

I think basil might not be bound by the laws of physics. I planted just six 4-inch pots where I planted 18 the year before. The results were the same.

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Tapas Time! | Sage's Acre | Organic, Sustainable Gardening

Got a few extra veggies but don't know what to do? Make pinchos de encurtidos (a type of tapas). Easy & delicious, they're great with cheese and charcuterie.

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In Praise of Sundays | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

I love the garden and the sound of Sunday morning silence. No cars on the road, no planes overhead, the people are still sleeping. No sound save a few birds getting a start on the day. This morning it’s late spring and the vegetable garden is just getting to peak. The tomatoes are like The Hulk bulging in clothes too small. The peppers and corn are already in a flowering competition. The basil is so full the whole garden smells […]

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Go Ahead, Pickle It! | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

Long before refrigeration pickling was the way to preserve food and keep it flavorful. Super simple, you can create any great pickled food yourself. Here's how

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Scallop not Straightneck | Sage's Acre Organic Home & Gardens

Surprise! Turns out, my squash are scallop not straightneck squash. (Pro tip: when storing seeds for next season, make sure you label them correctly.)