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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/07/05 - 3:00pm
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the fourth...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/07/04 - 4:21pm
Today's holiday task - figuring out the gable fascia.90,100,72, .13",B
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Going to Europe...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/07/03 - 3:54pm
The rattlesnake skin is finished and shipping out Monday to its new home in Estonia.  My friend Herbert Murd is going to put it on display in his Texas themed restaurant.  90,100,74, .05",B
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CLASS-this Sunday, July 7th-Get the Buzz on Native Bees!

Home Grown New Mexico - Wed, 2019/07/03 - 8:39am

Hello folks!

Get the Buzz on Native Bees class is still open for sign up below!

Here is the next class this Sunday on native bees, how they differ from honeybees, how to encourage them to your property, what plants offer them nectar and pollen, and a demo on how you can make a simple native bee house. Bob has sold his beautiful native bee houses at the SF Farmer’s Market, SF Botanical Gardens and elsewhere in Santa Fe. It’s going to be great! I know they work, as I own one of his native bee houses!

Sunday, July 7th
12 noon to 2 pm

Get the Buzz on Native Bees!
Do you like melons, pumpkins, and squash? Well, you should thank the native bees! Honeybees might get the most attention, but native bees really are the major pollinators of food crops. Did you know that there are more than 500 species of native bees just in New Mexico alone? Do you know the differences between the native bee and the honeybee?

Come to the Native Bee class July 7 and learn all about these often overlooked pollinators. Bob Zimmerman, retired biology teacher, will show you how to provide a bee friendly yard for native bees and how to make a native bee house to encourage them to hang around your garden!

Instructors: Bob Zimmerman
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 for members/$10 for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

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shade again...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/07/02 - 4:23pm
A few more repairs in the morning and I will be back to pre-storm damage progress...89,97,73,0,B
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2019/07/01 - 11:09am
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with God all things are possible...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2019/06/30 - 3:32pm
Mark 10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
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the ties that bind...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2019/06/29 - 2:47pm
Finished preplacing all the hurricane ties I had installed with larger ones over the past couple of days.  80 ties - 800 hand driven nails.  Still have some L-angle to install to reinforce the post/beam connections.  69,93,84,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/06/28 - 3:42pm
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personal shade...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/06/27 - 2:08pm
Finished getting all the rafters back in place and trimmed the ends this morning.  Ended up having to cut 11 new ones.  My friend Joe Blumentritt bought me a big hat to keep me out of the sun until I get all the shade put back together.  86,95,70,0,B
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Tomato plants

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/06/26 - 4:08pm


The tomato plants are hanging in through the heat.  Just picked tomatoes 17 - 21.  87,96,70,0,B
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Yearly kill....

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/06/25 - 2:18pm
In 11 years at TFL, I have averaged one rattlesnake kill per year.  Was last night's the only one for 2019?  And FYI - if you tell me I shouldn't kill them because they keep down the rodent population - you have no idea what you are talking about.  69,96,71,0,B
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