Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel So … you thought you could escape election news by turning to the Sandoval Extension Master Gardener newsletter, did you? Well, think again because elections are coming up in Plantoval, and the mayor, sheriff, and judge positions are up for...
Meg Buerkle Hunn, Advisory Council Chair

Meg Buerkle Hunn, Advisory Council Chair

Meg Buerkle Hunn, Advisory Council Chair “You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you cannot know the number of apples there are in a seed.” I love this saying… so true, about so many things! I am so grateful that someone long ago had the faith to plant the...
Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel What is your favorite season and why? If you are like most people, your answer to the second part of this question will be about the weather, an aesthetic aspect of the season, and/or an activity that the season brings with it. When I asked...
Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel Whenever I tell people I moved here from Arkansas, I almost invariably get a response along the lines of “That’s a big change”. Yes and no. The sun is undoubtedly stronger, and it is drier here. Chile is king. I feel weird walking through...
Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel The other day, I was looking up at the great cottonwood tree in my courtyard, listening to the gentle melody of wind chimes. Peace washed over me. But mixed with this peace was sadness. The cottonwood’s gnarled branches and scars of branches...