About My Caliche Challenge

Stormy Light

Stormy Light

I grew up on hardpan.  My relatives say that I have “dirt in my blood.” Nonetheless,  when I moved to the High Desert, I found living and gardening on caliche to be a new experience. As I started to learn a new dimension to gardening, I felt the need to connect with others who also garden or farm in the Mojave Desert. I started this blog to both reach out to the local gardening community and to share my gardening experiences with others. More importantly, I wanted to learn from gardeners who have experience gardening on caliche soils in the High Desert.

After I retired in spring of 2015, I began to expand the topics that I wanted to share with others.  I have no idea where this blogging journey will lead me.

12 Responses to About My Caliche Challenge

  1. da-AL says:

    am much enjoying your lovely blog – especially love the picture of you with birds on your arms 🙂


  2. Joëlle says:

    Hi Mary!

    I am pleased to tell you that I have officially nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award of 2017. Details here:


    I hope you will find the time to answer my few questions…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joëlle says:

    I started blogging (in my native language, French, at first) at about the same time, in anticipation for my retirement also. It is a wonderful way to have contacts and learn new stuff too: the two things I miss the most about not spending time in the teachers’ lounge or with my students !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jerrold says:

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.|

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Incredible!
    I started blogging this month, and it is a pleasure that I came across your blog.
    It has inspired me to start my next article.
    Thank you:)

    Liked by 1 person

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