Paul’s Apricots are Ready for Winter

The new apricot trees from the survivor of the end of native fruit growing in 1923, with the jailing of Paul Terbasket for watering his trees, a sideshow to the McBride Commission and its resulting tragedies, took their grafting well and are ready to grow into new trees in the spring. Here they are last Wednesday, before Friday’s snow. They even survived the deer! Step by step, in pace with the Earth, we are finding our way together.

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  1. Did you ever read Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko? I have not yet finished it, but the remarkably resourceful desert gardening described in the first part of that book feels like direct precursors of your work in your place. Thanks for this story!


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