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by Gabriele A O'Neill
on September 10, 2017 at 9:49 AM
I had to chuckle reading about your gardening challenges on Mustang Mesa, Amy: we used to own property there in the early 90ies and I had truckloads full of soil imported in order to be able to grow fruit trees and berry bushes.  
I remember spending weeks pulling our Russian thistle (aka tumbleweed).  
By the time we decided to sell the property, my garden was doing quite well and I was harvesting plums.  
Now I live in Lake County, which is just as challenging for gardeners (your County Director can tell a story or two about that, I'm sure).  
The thing I miss most about Mustang Mesa is the view - the mountains in Lake County are molehills compared to that.  
Happy gardening to you and enjoy the beauty of where you live! It is a very special place.
by Bobbie Stryffeler
on September 10, 2017 at 2:39 PM
Hi Gabriele, thanks for the response, you give Mustang Mesa gardeners hope! The tumbleweed is an even greater battle for many this year following the wonderful precipitation. I agree, there is nothing like the views in the Sierra's. Have a great day and thank again for reading our Backyard Gardener!
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