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Monday, 09 May 2016 21:13

Planting With The Moon

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 01:11

Packrats and Piñons

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We discovered this packrat cache in our woodshed.  According to William Henry Mee, Agua Fria NM historian, these have been sought out for generations.  William says:

"Another story from the Agua Fria Oral History Interviews. There is a Spanish term/phrase for this action. People would ferret out these cache nests and take all the piñon. They would then leave corn meal behind for the rodent and check the same places the next year. Some people even said a prayer over the corn meal. Apparently, when you ground corn you would sift it and the jagged pieces would be held to the side.  This was what was fed to the rodents."

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