Saturday, March 3, 2012


Good morning everyone,
Now here is a helpful hint:
Before making a reservation at Bell Hallow, check out my web site,, and "click" on "Helpful Hands."  Then  "click" on "Activities and Exploration."  These links are all about events here in my little valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the City of Santa Cruz.  Beaches, live theater, concerts, parks, etc. They are wonderful, informative links.

This season, Bell Hallow has some new additions that have arrived and will be arriving by summer time.

Bell Hallow is the home of 8 very friendly hens, (and yes, they all have names...posted earlier) and one friendly rooster.  This means good morning wake up songs from “The General,” and fresh organic eggs from his “girls” every morning.  Oh so yummy.  These gals are laying in total, blue, brown, dark brown and white eggs.  It is so colorful.   My "children" friends love to visit, feed them by hand, and collect fresh eggs in the “Hen Taj.”   Some of these kids will spend a half an hour just sitting there watching these birds as they scratch around.     

Did you know chickens are cousins to the Tyrannosaurus Rex?
By May, I will have honey bees which means organic honey come this fall.  I can’t wait.    
Did you know that honey NEVER spoils? 
 Meanwhile, in another month I will be planting my heirloom tomatoes, about 24 different varieties, green onions, garlic, zucchini, chives, cilantro, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, lemon cucumbers, peas, sweet potatoes, and other succulent veggies and berries in the garden.  I want to make a tipi structure for the beans and  peas to climb. This is going to be a magical spot to sit, pick and eat while listening to those busy honey bees fill their back pockets with pollen to make honey.  Ther are going to be REALLY busy this season. 

 I am in the process of building and planting an herb garden as I write.  After doing a bit of research, I decided to make a Medicine Wheel Herb Garden.  Pictures and more detail to come when it's complete. 
This is going to be a very busy planting season here at Bell Hallow and a really fun harvesting season come fall.  At that time I will have this years olive crop to brine, honey, fresh eggs, herbs, veggies and berries....all organic.  Sounds like Bell Hallow is turning into a little farm...Happiness is fresh organic from your own garden.

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