Thursday, December 27, 2007

Maybe It Was The Roses...

I forgot to mention the other day that our roses are still cranking!
Above: Mr. Lincoln at his finest.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Vibes & A Happy New Year!

A brief update here, we've been pretty lost in baby-land for the past month and a half-- not blogging although definitely still managing to get outdoors. We just brought in the last tomatoes of the year a week ago. We are still harvesting peppers, raspberries, lemons, limes and persimmons. We're also eating fennel, cabbage, collard greens, Asian greens (Tat Soi and Pac Choy), kale and butter chard from our garden beds. In addition, there are beds of leeks, carrots and garlic bulbs fattening up in the ground, and a bed of brussels sprouts, which is poking along, yet to give us any love. We're also enjoying our neighbor's mandarins and pineapple guavas. So far we've had almost a foot of rain and have run the wood stove quite a bit, although it was warm and sunny today and bright full-moon tonight. We saw wild pig tracks and a big fat coyote on our walk today. We've got lists of fruit trees and vines to plant yet this winter; we're already over the Solstice hump and looking forward to the abundance of spring! Thanks for staying tuned. As you can see above, the Snowflake is making a brief appearance here (Solstice to New Year's) before being shipped on to Wyoming.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Organic Baby!

Update 11.05.07: Baby Photos link added to Photos menu in sidebar!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Check Us Out!

Our silo was just featured on the Etch-A-Sketchist's Blog. Thanks Eliot!! (Click image for a larger view). Also, see the "Silo History" link at the bottom of the sidebar for the story of how our house came to be.

The Harvest Continues...

I just posted some new shots on our Fruits & Veggies page (Clockwise from left: Tomatoes, Pomegranates, Tomatillos).

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Table Grapes

Table grapes: planted today in honor of the Autumnal Equinox, my brother's birthday. Click the images above for a closer view. They are hardwood cuttings from last year's pruning, which have rooted nicely. (Notice the double layer of gopher wire around the base of each).
*Last night we had our first rain since May 2nd. Our land smells fresh and sweet. Check the Rain Gauge under "Weather Links" for details.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


From Left To Right:
Seranno Tampiqueño: Very Hot Chili Pepper from Guanajuato, Mexico
Georgia Flame: Heirloom Hot Pepper from the Republic Of Georgia
Apple: Sweet Pepper from Johnny's
Italia: Sweet Frying Pepper also from Johnny's
*More pepper photos available on our Fruits & Vegetables page!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our Vision for Abounding Harvest

Revised 02/20/12
Abounding Harvest Mountain Farm is a small-scale, organic, family farm located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We specialize in fruit and summer vegetables. We have avocado and citrus groves as well as blocks of pomegranates, kiwis, and persimmons. Our vegetable crops differ from year to year, but always include onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos in the hot season. Our fruit harvest occurs during the rainy season, with pomegranates in the fall followed by avocados and different varieties of citrus as the season progresses.

Our unique selling proposition is that we grow, harvest and sell locally to the surrounding mountain resident community. Customers know where the food they eat is grown. Our target geographic market is Santa Cruz mountain residents who live between the Summit Road exit on Hwy 17 and Scott’s Valley. This niche market includes health-conscious and environmentally-mindful individuals and families. Our competitive advantages are a central location, convenience and quality. We feature a wide variety of primarily heirloom produce that is organically-grown, and thus pesticide and herbicide-free. The natural beauty of our location, landscaped gardens, architecturally-distinct steel silo and earth-sheltered dwelling are some of the farm attractions. We enjoy the farm functioning an art garden for Daniel's steel sculptures.

Mission: To provide nourishing food and support healthy lifestyle choices among our community members.

Personal Goals:
1. To become less dependent on large-scale, non-local agribusiness for sustenance.
2. To live by producing our own food from the beautiful mountain land.
3. To connect with our community of mountain residents.
4. To form the foundation for raising consciousness in our community.

Business Goals:
1. To achieve economic stability and profit.
2. To make a positive economic contribution to the community and neighborhood.
3. To manage a "sustainable" business from environmental and personal health perspectives.

Thanks for your interest! You can view our site plan here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Veggies Deluxe

More shots of our fruits & veggies located here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Kiwi Arbor

It's been quite a busy summer in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our kiwi arbor is complete. Click the image at left for a larger view. Also, more metal work is published here.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Photos For You

Right. I've severely neglected this blog in lieu of CASFS for quite some time now. I'm going to try to get here more often with updates in the future. For now, here are some shots from our wedding.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Welcome To Abounding Harvest

A work in progress to be sure. Many updates to follow.