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Wild turkeys making themselves at home. 

Wild turkeys making themselves at home. 

A pumpkin plant on the property that already h…

A pumpkin plant on the property that already has vines several feet long and a pretty good sized pumpkin growing on it. (It amazes me that these are all growing without any water, other than what they are getting naturally through the ground or dew in the mornings.) 

We found a little frog while working! 

We found a little frog while working! 

One of the many tomato plants the popped up ar…

One of the many tomato plants the popped up around the property on its own that even has tomatoes growing on it! 

Watching the garden lead a life of its own. (S…

Watching the garden lead a life of its own. (Some of the sunflowers are already 6 feet tall.)

We have a few small raised beds at my parents’…

We have a few small raised beds at my parents’ house in another area of Santa Rosa (which was thankfully not affected by the October wildfires) where we will be growing raspberries, rhubarb, and 6 tomato plants this summer. A smaller garden than we’ve had in past years at Opa’s, but I’m still grateful to have a summer harvest to look forward to. 

Head up, heart strong. All is not lost. 

Head up, heart strong. All is not lost. 

Resilient little pansy flowers. 

Resilient little pansy flowers. 

A pumpkin plant and tomato seedling coming up …

A pumpkin plant and tomato seedling coming up where there used to be a bedroom. 

We won’t be growing our regular summer garden …

We won’t be growing our regular summer garden at the property this year since we don’t have running water or fences to protect from wildlife. The garden will have a life of it’s own this year, as many volunteer plants have sprouted on their own in the beds and randomly throughout the property – lots of tomato seedlings, sunflowers, and wild California poppies.