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July 17, 2013 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial JUHS Graduate Gets Her PhD On Jtme 13, 2013 . Heather Ponchetti Dab' received her Doctor of Philosoph) in Histoo with a specia/izution ill Native American Histoo,jP"om tile Univem'itv of California Los Angeles, preentdb) l)r Scott Waugh, Executive l'Tce Chancelor attd Provost. Iteathel graduated f'om Warnel btion Elementao' School in 1979 and Julian Union High School in 1983. She most recently taught in her speciali' at the University of California at Santa Barbara prior to receiving her PH. D. During her high school career, Heather worked weekends at Manzanita Ranch in Wynola for the Barnes Family Congratulations to Heather from all her friends in Julian. HEALTH and PERSONAL SERVICES Massage by Melanie CMT Come in and get a relaxing massage at Julian Fitness! Tuesdays and Thursdays . 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Now accepting Holina and ClOG Insurance My ThouglltB by Michele Harvey My Summer Week This has been a very busy week as many early summer weeks are. I'm thinking about the dead wood on our property that needs to be busted up, boxed and stored as next winter's kindling. Busting up the dead branches on our manzanita bushes will clear up our property and make it more fire safe. I like when our property gets to look like a park instead of an abandoned lot. Walking around our few acres helps to bust down the dry weeds while standing and moving around a dead manzanita while breaking off dead branches also helps to break down the tall, dead weeds and mix them with the dirt under them. This way I can make our land more fire safe in several ways. I still throw chicken feed out around the property forthe wild turkeys. This is my yearly weed abatement program. I throw out the feed for them; they scratch the ground to find it, they break down the dry weeds looking for the feed and they turn the broken weeds over in the dirt, making mulch. The weeds in this area of San Diego County are extremely dry right now and weed whacking or mowing just are not a good idea, considering the current likelihood of causing fires with any little spark caused by a metal tool or by two rocks hitting each other when getting" knocked around by yard tools. Using the wild turkeys to help knock down the tall weeds is a very safe way to make our property less dangerous and the poop they leave behind adds a small amount of fertilizer to the ground. My son Thomas has been tilling small areas of land and turning weeds under to create next year's mulch. He is also creating this year's late season planting beds. We are getting a very late start with the potatoes we planted this week. We will get an even later start on other plants that haven't gone in the ground yet. This is our first year of concentrating on the farm we are developing, and I am re-learning knowledge that I haven't used in many years. Thomas has a solid knowledge of many plants and types of yard maintenance, but not so much about gardening edibles. Meantime he is rooting Cecile Brunner rose cuttings that we hope to sell in a few years and he is getting ready to separate lilac volunteers for fall potting. One thing I used to know and have forgotten; I don't remember when to plant things that will grow above ground like tomatoes, corn and beans. I also don't remember when to plant things that grow underground like potatoes and carrots. Full moon? New moon? I wish I couldl remember. Son Robert is moving the wood pile further away from the house and from the propane tank. He is using a chain saw to cut branches that have lain dead for months. It's time they got cut, stacked and made useful. The saw dust and wood chips he is creating will be a good addition to the garden area that will develop where the wood pile used to be. Our property is made up mainly of clay soil and needs lots of help to turn it into a loamy workable soil without having to buy thousands of dollars' worth of soil amendments. I am ready to plant more edibles We already have large tomato plants ready to go into the ground and a bell pepper plant that will be much happier once it has a home outside of its pot. I've been given bananas, zucchini and lots of plums. I made a half dozen banana bread loaves with the bananas, several dozen zucchini loaves with thebeautiful Wynola Flats zucchinis and lots of half pints of plum jam. Plum jam and plum sauce are my favorite on pancakes and waffles. I like the rich taste much better than the taste of maple syrup. The dessert breads I baked ill make a tasty addition to future breakfasts. I've been shredding fruJtso much lately that I completely wore out my 20 some year old Hamilton Beach food processor, so husband Mike found me a new Cuisinart on sale, bought it for me, and on I go. I'm grateful to him because I have a lot more zucchini to shred, rm glad the shelves in my laundry room are really sturdy because they are beginning to ge t filled with all the jams I'm making and my upright freezer is filling up with small loaves of dessert breads. Late spring and early summer fill me with a sense of urgency. I see all of this ripe fruit and I feel like I have to somehow preserve it. I put up jams in half pint jars and I make my little dessert bread loaves in 3" by 5" loaf pans. Working the way I do, I create twice as many of everything as I would if I made standard sizes, and thn I have more to share. I like to be ready for donating to local bake sales and the best way I can help is by making things throughout the year. If I wait until rm asked, I may be too busy with other necessary activities to bake or make things to sell. I already have several dozen oatmeal cookies in my freezer and I will soon have more because I have somehow managed to save lots of oatmeal. I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast, but sometimes I keep way too much, forgetting that I seldom eat it in the summer, and then I need to bake cookies. All of this is going on, plus I work in my shop, I wrote out my plum jam recipe and I wrote this newspaper column. I volunteered for Feeding America this past Wednesday. We still meet in the county library parking lot at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Though I can be a world class whiner, rm not complaining about my week. I really enjoy being healthy enough to get so many things accomplished in one week. Next week will also be really busy. I will have different fruits to cook or bake and more land to clearand plant. All of these activities are on my schedule, and thankfully I can still look forward to the exercise I will get. These are my thoughts. On Tour Across The Pond We saw a Whooper SWan today just floating around a freshwater Ioch, cleaning himself and looking pleased in his beauty. We also saw a Snipe which really exist, at least here in the Outer Hebrides, quite a fat, large bird. Then great excitement was generated by finding a Northern March Orchid -- a real orchid but very small -- as well as Wild Pansies's, tiny and yellow. These islands off the West Coast of Scotland are carpeted with summer flowers.., where they aren't simpl/rock. Great excitement and amusement was alsogenerated by the American member of the group's asking someone to point out heather. At the time we were on a hillside looking at a stone circle and apparently it was a bit like someone standing on the grade to Wynola from Santa Ysabel asking about Wild Lilac. Several mini- lectures followed, all illustrated with the appropriate heather of which there are two or is it three major groups... This together, perhaps, with reasonably intelligible English and civilized (occasionally) manners has generated a kind of group mascot, Our American, of whom everyone seems reasonably fond. The Julian News 5 DESCANSO HAYANDFEED m N m m F, " " r. - W ?1 - ! - " J I JULIAN DELIVERY WEEKLY ... LET US DELIVER FOR YOU! CALL- FAX- EMAIL FOR DELIVERIES: FAX (619) 445-1596 DESCANSOHAY@AOL.COM HAY, FEED AND SUPPLIES m . LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, RABBITI -  -" i URCHARO AND FIMOTHY ALSO AVAILABLE AND BIRD SEED TOO] STORE HOURS: 25077 VIEJAS BLVD MONDAY- FRIDAY 8AM TO 6PM DESCANSO, CA 91916 SATURDAY 8AM TO 5PM LOCATED NEXT TO MCCLINTOCK'S SADDLE SHOP CLOSED SUNDAY EBT & )ted Here Monday  Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 am- 5pm =117 Mstn street I Ted. 7e00. 8=00 I DH Cleaning Sendce in by Tuesday, Back by Friday I _ Phone in Your Meat and Dell Orders - No Waiting .1 M0antai. Tribd G00rps00 Presents Lesso00s f September zoz3 sm.cer vage00 Sc00l What Timei 5:JO - 6:JO wb: ar /fun am) exerc/se/ to c[a//etde a.c) empomer .yourself/l/ f. a00lk "savi.00 the p[a.et orie be[[00 at a time; Come First Night between 5:00 - 5:30 for registration Class fee for 8 weeks is $40.00 - Duefirst night of class; July 25th No Performances required Call Toni with Questions (760) 765-1905 Beginners Welcome! Joanna, the college roommate, is also American but, as she is quick to point out, she has lived in Edinburgh 28 years and is practically... well, you know. Being the Pet American has its pitfalls such as the time extra cheese and crackers was taken from the dinner table to be eaten at lunch the next day. Apparently this is Not Done but Americans .... well.., after all.., she's quite civilized most of the time perhaps, except for the time when she said "pants" instead of trousers when "pants" really means...genteel snicker. On the other hand, the British provide plenty of amusement going the other way. One of the first signs at the Edinburgh Airport is "Bringing Offensive WeaPons Into Great Britain is a Criminal Act." What about well-mannered weapons, then? And there are signs coming across the Highlands: "Oncoming Traffic in the Middle of the Road." This might be translated to "Single lane road ahead" but perhaps that is too straightforward. At this moment, however, we are concerned about the fate of the Kittiwake. The Kittiwake, a small wading bird of the gull (one doesn't say "seagull" for unintelligible reasons) type, has declined precipitously in numbers, by about 60% in fact, over the past few years. A shame because in addition to being yet another species that might disappear, it's quite a pretty bird with a call that sounds like it's name, KittiWAKE, KittiWAKE. Is this happening because it is getting warmer, are the birds moving further north? No, it is not so straightforward it appears. Kittiwakes feed off of the surface of the ocean and in recent years there have been so many more and so many much stronger storms that the increased wind speeds have roiled the waters to the point that the birds can't find anything to eat. Listen, there's a corncrake calling! There are hardly any of those left, either, because of farming. Life is complicated. photo by Peter Exley