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Virus Attacks Banana Crop


A serious virus threatens the most popular variety of banana found in US supermarkets, the Cavendish. This plant disease causes concern worldwide among growers, distributors and consumers.

See link below for a host of great information from the University of Hawaii.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Continue reading Virus Attacks Banana Crop

The Storm before the Storm

Flood following creek west“A cloud is coming—fill the bathtub!”

When we moved to the country, our lifestyle changed. On September 5, a rainstorm approached my home near Buckeye, Arizona. When my husband, Jimmy, saw the cloud, he filled the bathtub. This was a routine monsoon-related activity that my friends in the city didn’t understand. Continue reading The Storm before the Storm

This new website is under construction.

Exciting features appear regularly.
Posts reflect current activities on the farm or in the garden. The pages: garden, goats, and poultry illustrate the characters in my upcoming book, BASKETS FOR BUTTERFLIES. As this website develops, I’ll add narrative to the farm and garden pages to accompany pictures already published.
Please let me know what you think about the website, book, and pictures.
Thanks for visiting.
Donna Hamill