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River Trail Walk.

Friday, April 11, 2014





emoticon Walking under sunbeam filled skies hubby and I walked yesterday. It was breathtaking outside. The temperature was bordering on hot. emoticon We explored a recently opened walking trail.






The trail went through what looked like the beginnings of a native garden. It curved under the freeway next to the Sacramento river. Wild flowers were in full bloom. Dogs were running on the trail next to their owners. Hundreds of birds were flying swooping up and down then going to the underside of the bridge where they had built tiny adobe houses. I think they might of been swallows. There were so many of them. I spent a few minutes watching them in graceful flight.






One elderly dog got confused as he was walking with his owners. He saw us and decided to walk with us as if he was our dog. He looked confused as his owners came back for him. Hubby and I walked down toward the river's edge and listened to the water music. Canadian geese were swimming along with black coots.






My need to expand the garden is growing. We have to raised wooden vegetable beds hubby build in the back yard that are full of greens. One bed should keep producing all summer. So I need more space. I found these Smart Pots Big Bag Bed Fabric Raised Bed on Amazon for sale. I ordered a 50" one to put out in the front yard so I can have a bit more space.








When I first met hubby, he struggled with his garden. I looked at the soil and declared it to be crappy. My background is in horticulture as a young adult. Eventually I convinced him to upgrade the soil in the vegetable beds to Sunshine Grow Mix number 4. It is made of all things good and natural with peat moss and coconut fibers, and soil probiotics. No matter where we use it in the garden, things grow like crazy. Our hard clay soil has improved greatly from using it. It works well in pots too. It's way better than other soil mixes I have found. It pays to use quality soils.






emoticon My plan for the new garden bed is to plant wheat grass in it. The bed in the backyard that is holding my crop of wheat grass is going to be used for tomatoes soon. It won't take long for the 4 inch plants to fill the bed. We purchased mortgage lifter tomatos and Pineapple, a heirloom that I love. If the bed works out, which I am sure it will I plan on getting some more. I need more space for cucumbers and zucchini. Life is good. I have made so much progress in such a short time. I never would of dreamed of adding in more garden area if it wasn't for the positive changes that have happened from the green juice.
Today I plan on stepping up the juicing going full-time. The results from one quart a day has been fantastic. emoticon


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WHITEANGEL4 7/19/2014 8:25PM

    Great blog thanks for the tour

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DMSGLASS 4/15/2014 6:05PM

    Thanks for the walking tour and the garden ideas. We are digging, building new beds, sprouting herbs and veggies, so glad we don't have the snow the mid-west and east have. I think spring is here in eastern Washington state - then again, we aren't past the danger of a late frost - but we'll take our chances.

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JERICHO1991 4/14/2014 11:23AM

    Lots of healthy ideas, thanks for sharing.

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SUPERDAD55 4/13/2014 9:32PM

    emoticon emoticon Great Blog.

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TIHAITIEN 4/13/2014 10:29AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing.


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PENOWOK 4/13/2014 9:48AM

    Love your gardening tips!

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CICELY360 4/12/2014 11:48PM

  good blog

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JAMER123 4/12/2014 11:32PM

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You mentioned swallows. We have a problem with barn swallows that love to nest under our covered front porch or under our patio deck and are always swooping down on us especially with babies in the nests. They can be a little nasty too!!

A very lovely area for you to walk. Glad you had a good one too!! Thanks for sharing.

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JSEATTLE 4/12/2014 6:17PM

  Thanks for the walk. I love your garden stories, and really have to get on the juicing!

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DIANNEMT 4/12/2014 3:56PM

    I'dl love to get a garden going--but we'll be moving in the next few years so I will make do with bags of soil on the deck.

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ANNETTE117 4/12/2014 2:36PM

    Makes me miss gardening.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/12/2014 1:53PM

  Your new walking area is beautiful..........what an incentive to be out and about!!!
emoticon for your soil suggestions. I have 15 flower gardens and one vegetable garden (my husband ususally takes care of the veggies) and am always looking for ways to improve the soil.
You always have such good ideas!!! emoticon

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NONNAOF2 4/12/2014 1:12PM

  It looks like the two of you had a great walk! I'm going to check out Amazon, thanks for the tip!! :-)

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LCRUMLEY81 4/12/2014 10:31AM

  lovely

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IDICEM 4/12/2014 10:25AM

  Looks like you have a lovely new venue for walking. Happy gardening!
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JIBBIE49 4/12/2014 10:22AM

    hugs

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INGMARIE 4/12/2014 9:59AM

    emoticon Nice walk, lovely path or trail you have there and you almost ended up with a dog. emoticon
Love your gardens too, nice planters should feed you all summer then.
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SHARON7464 4/12/2014 8:45AM

    You insprired me to try green juice and I have been doing so for three weeks now. I haven't used up your recipe but another one which is similar. I have starrted putting in PB2 as I use it for breakfast and lunch. I have noticed decrease joint pain, increased regularity and no more belly bloat. emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/12/2014 8:04AM

    Way to go for the gardening and juicing!

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TRYINGHARD54 4/12/2014 7:35AM

    looks like you had a good walk.. :-)

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SHERYLP461 4/12/2014 7:35AM

    The trail looks lovely, I find myself avoiding pavement these days as I am enjoying the solitude a path through the woods offers.

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MOIRA2 4/12/2014 7:31AM

    What a wonderful day you had! I love walking on nature trails. emoticon

We are already working on our vegetable gardens. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I love spring and summer!

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FERRETLOVER1 4/12/2014 7:22AM

    Loved the cute story about the dog!

That walk looks lovely - I wish I lived near you so I could walk there, too.

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CFMOSS 4/12/2014 7:17AM

    Wonderful walk....funny dog story....spring...planting....ahhhh
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BESSHAILE 4/12/2014 6:48AM

    Happy gardening

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SANDYCRANE 4/12/2014 6:29AM

    The rasied garden looked interesting. I always love looking at the new things they come out with.


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ERIN1957 4/12/2014 6:08AM

    Good luck with the full time juicing, I am excited for you!

Thank you for your tips on garden and I will check into those products too.

Love the photos, what a lovely walking place!

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/12/2014 5:09AM

    Wow, I need to get some Sunshine Grow Mix #4

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/12/2014 4:03AM

    Is it not incredibly fortuitous that you have a background in horticulture? How amazing!!

The plans for your newest garden sound idyllic. Can't wait for pictures.

Thank you.

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CORNERKICK 4/12/2014 3:39AM

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RICKI157 4/12/2014 1:44AM

    Loved the Pictures!!!!! Glad you had a GREAT Walk and are Doing So AWESOME!!!!!
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SUSANBEAMON 4/12/2014 1:32AM

  lovely pictures. it's starting to warm up here enough to be outside.

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KADULAC 4/12/2014 12:48AM

    That looks like a beautiful walk. I love walking along the river, but don't get to do it very often.

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