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Welcome to Comstock Seed's new blog. We specialize in Native Seed acquisition and consultation. If you'd like to visit our website, please go to http://www.comstockseed.com/ This blog will cover exciting things that happen on the farm, even if they are not seed related. Enjoy!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lupines!

Lupines blooming beautifully today! I think I spotted our first California Poppy blooming in the bed as well. Around town, they've been blooming for a month!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Full grown baby barn owls 5-22-10

The house is full. Generally, the parents were sitting outside the house during the days while sleeping as the babies filled the house. This movie shows a third smaller baby that the mother is sitting on. The babies now fly and we've seen them on the far end of the barn perched on the window sills.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Hard day at the office...


Fender Blender in action...

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A visit from C C Meneley 3rd graders - Part 2

Filling seed packets with Shawn.

Making smoothies on the kid powered "Fender Blender"



The only teacher to give it a whirl!




Smoothies consisted of orange juice, bananas, frozen strawberries and a little plain yogurt. Yum!




A visit from C C Meneley's 3rd graders

The bus arrives around 9:30 am

We find out that instead of two groups of around 40 kids, we have one HUGE group of 71 kids!

One group on tour with Ed


Linda shows her group the solar panels



Students feeding the desert tortoises dandelions.





Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's up!




Many mornings/days of wind have prevented the guys from installing the "wheel" of the windmill, but today, finally, the weather cooperated! Beautiful morning!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

owls 5-4-10





videoThe juveniles are taking on color and are out growing the house. Both parents are now routinely sitting on the rafters outside of the owl house. With warmer temperatures, the juveniles are no longer in need of mother's warmth. This movie shows the parents bringing in mice that the juveniles swallow whole. We can count three juveniles for sure but the camera angle prevents viewing. Very soon, we expect the juveniles to come out of the house and try the perches. The attached photo shows the parents sitting in the rafters near the house. Stay tuned; Ed