There’s always some strange, interesting, beautiful or fun going on here at the Acre, so I carry a camera. Just in case.
Whatever your beliefs and however you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and spend it with the people you love the most!
Sage Osterfeld2022-11-14T14:35:05-08:00November 12th, 2022|
I built a bee hotel to shelter the native bees of California and the Southwest. This fall, it's proving to be a very popular spot. Here's what I learned.
Sage Osterfeld2022-11-04T18:31:18-07:00November 4th, 2022|
Mid-autumn is a great time to do a little maintenance on the keyhole garden and get it loaded up and ready for the next growing season.
Sage Osterfeld2022-10-26T12:10:29-07:00October 26th, 2022|
Strange offspring from a perfect pumpkin created a mystery as to what squash was the papa of these odd babies. There were 3 suspects. The answer was a surprise.
Sage Osterfeld2022-10-05T15:36:22-07:00October 5th, 2022|
Banana Surprise! is something you can legitimately shout when you discover a 15' banana tree loaded with bananas hidden in your garden. (Maybe other times too.)
Sage Osterfeld2022-09-16T11:25:43-07:00September 16th, 2022|
That's no simple pile of dirt! That's a mound of super rich, composted chicken manure and straw "bricks" to recharge the spent beds in the vegetable garden.
Sage Osterfeld2022-09-10T12:24:11-07:00September 10th, 2022|
Tropical Storm Kay broke the dry spell and washed the plants in the garden. No rain since March, so tho was only 1/2-in, we'll take the full rain barrels!
Sage Osterfeld2021-06-14T16:50:33-07:00June 14th, 2021|
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.
Sage Osterfeld2021-06-12T15:49:02-07:00June 12th, 2021|
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
Sage Osterfeld2021-06-08T13:50:37-07:00June 8th, 2021|
Since we're trying not to let anything go to waste, I'm packing all these extra cucumbers to make summer pickles. It's an old recipe that's easy and very tasty!
The 20th edition of my slow ferment hot sauce. It's funky, fruity with a medium heat on the back. BBQ worthy for sure! See how to make your own in the video.
Here's an easy recipe that's like Hawaiian bread rolls but uses orange instead of pineapple juice. Delicious alone and with savory barbecue like pulled pork!
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Live camera shot facing west toward the Pacific Ocean, which is about 5 miles away.
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