2016 New Additions

2016 ~~ NEW ADDITIONS TO CATALOG

Albertovske Zlute
Ananas Noire (original from Belgium)
Ancienne Belge
Auria/Zabata
Bandelier (trial)
Bandny
Beauty King
Belle de Toggenburg
Bibi cherry tomato
Black Pearl
Black Pepper tomato
Black Strawberry (experimental)
Buratino
Caspian Pink (Kaspiyskiy Rozovyi)
Cesu Agrais
Chudo Zemli (Wonder of the World)
Coeur de boeuf orange
Dedo de Moca pepper(mild)
Fater Rein (Vater Rhein)
Getman Mazepa
Giant Italian Paste
Glass Gem corn
Glorie de Malines
Gobstopper
Green Apple
Grushovka
Habenero de Arbol
Hopi Glass corn
Jimmy Nardello pepper
Job’s Tears
Kaleidoscope Popcorn (Cherokee)
Krainiy Sever
Longhorn (trial)
Lucinda
Marilyn’s Best
Markham Magnat
Marvel Striped
Merveille des Serres
Moss Rock (new)
Moya Noire
Myrium
Nambe Chile
Novikov’s Giant
Orangvoe Serdtse
Pasilla Pepper
Pimenta Biquinho (Little Beak Pepper)
Pokoritel Serdets (Conqueror of Hearts)
Pum Rim
Rainbow Sweet Corn (trial) very rare
Red Dragon Cayenne Pepper
Reina
Rose’s Concho Bean (very rare)
Rouge de Namur
Sabelka
Serdtse Ashkhabada (Heart of Ashkhabad)
Shishito
Shokoladnyi (Chocolate)
Silvoryi
Sladkoezhka cherry tomato
Striped Sweetheart
Succotash Bean – very unusual and rare bean
Tonnelet striped tomato
Valdo pear tomato
Wessel’s Purple Pride
Zlatava
Zola’s Rose ultr@sweet corn (experimental)
Zolotaya Kanareyka (Golden Canary)

Winter

We hope everyone is sharing a wonderful holiday with friends and family and it has brought you all closer.  In our neighborhood we exchange baked goods, chile and wine with the neighbors and take time to visit.  The sound of  drums at Santa Clara Pueblo drifts across the river.  On Christmas Eve the big bonfires were lit and at Santa Clara they danced the matachines which tells the story of driving the Moors from Spain.  That may seem odd, but it is a tradition of both the Hispanic and Native people here.  At Santa Clara just the drums are used.  At San Juan (Ohkay Owingeh) there is a  guitar and fiddles and the Malinche wears a white dress.

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A few days earlier at the winter solstice, I go to see the sun come up over the canyon wall at Bandelier.  On that day the morning rays strike straight down the central path of the ruins of Tyuonyi.  It is a good way to start the year and a good thing that the sun halts its southward migration.  Each day will now be a little longer.

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Harvest Season

It is the first of October and there is the sharp, rich smell of fall in the air finally. We have had a long and dry end to the summer which has extended the harvest of a number of varieties of vegetables. A cool start to the season delayed the seeding of a number of crops. Now it looks like all the corn, chile and squash will make, despite the late planting.

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My homemade cider press

We picked plenty of apples and grapes. Some we pressed out and the rest are stored for later.  In some ways, this is my favorite season.