SOIL | 2018 Mesquite Trees Cultivated; Mesquite Beans Harvested

•July 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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SOIL | 2017/2018 Winter Root Crops: Parsnips, Carrots, Turnips, and Radishes

•July 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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SOIL | Sep. 2017 Seed Saving Workshop at Native Seed Search, Tucson

•July 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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SOIL | 2017 Tohono O’Odham 60-Day Corn and Bumper Crop of Bisbee Grey Cow Peas (32 lbs)

•July 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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SOIL |2017 White Sonoran Wheat Winnowed, Weighed (15 lbs), and Milled!

•July 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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2018 Ransom Ranch Calendar - Wheat

SOIL | Bringing in the Sheaves 2017

•September 6, 2017 • 2 Comments

Steven, his family and I celebrated the one-year anniversary of their coming to live at Ransom Ranch. We harvested an exceptional crop of wheat in June, thanks to Steven’s efforts.

I’ve successfully grown kamut (R) for five years and wanted to try white Sonoran wheat (L) this year. The yield looks great, though we haven’t finished threshing, winnowing and weighing yet.

SOIL | On the Solar Path

•September 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

After raising some money with our GoFundMe campaign, the solar conversion of the well begins in earnest. STEP 1) Pouring a slab to support the 2300 gallon tank, supervised by neighbor dog Dingo.

STEP 2) Install solar panels. STEP 3) After pulling the old pump, install BRAND NEW *SHINY* Grunfoss submersible pump!

Sunlight goes in panels and triggers the pump by way of the inverter and controller in pumphouse. Water is on its way to the 25-gallon pressure tank and then into the big green tank. As water is used a booster pump inside the green tank keeps refilling the tank. All the plumbing on the ranch is connected to this tank. (The big tan tank collects rainwater from the pumphouse roof.) MAGIC!!