Lemons Way

The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.

13 July 2016 | Marina Real dry storage work area
08 July 2016 | Coronado, 4th of July, 2016
08 July 2016 | Facing the Dell at dusk
25 June 2016 | Summerhaven
19 June 2016 | Phoenix
13 June 2016 | To Marina Real Work Area
30 May 2016 | Commodore's Party
15 May 2016
10 May 2016 | On passage
10 May 2016 | San Carlos, Mexico
09 May 2016 | Slip 18, Marina Real
08 May 2016 | The Head
08 May 2016
08 May 2016 | Caracito Anchorage

Three New Trees

28 May 2009 | Backyard, Boulder Canyon
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I finally completed the dwarf citrus tree project in my back yard that I started two years ago. This picture shows the last three I planted this week along the view fence (one of the initial plantings is on the far right). I was starkly reminded why they call this street Boulder Canyon. I must have dug up 100 rocks for each hole. The holes were so hard to dig I had to break it up into three separate sessions over four days. They do look good now, I must say. 10 producing varieties of dwarf and semi-dwarf citrus, including lemons, limes, oranges, blood oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and kumquats. I chose dwarfs so they wouldn't block the view too much. As part of the project I inspected the drip irrigation lines going to each of the plants. Sure enough, the few plants that weren't thriving were deprived of water and some had grown too big for their previous set-up. Its amazing the 7 I planted in 2007 survived during the 8 hot months I was sailing as they had no attention whatsoever except for whatever bit of water they were getting from the automatic drip system and the scant rainfall we get in the high desert. Now they've each got plenty of water coming on a regular basis and they are beginning to look great. Symbolically, I guess you could say I'm starting to set down more roots. By the way, that's Anne with her almost completed summer shave-down.
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Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade 36
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
About:
Keith is a 40 something year old Family Law Attorney from Tucson, Arizona who somehow managed to develop a love of sailboat cruising and adventure in spite of growing up in the desert. This blog used to be about how I took breaks from a successful career in law to become a coastal cruising sailor. [...]
Extra: Our sailing life has now come full circle back to San Carlos on the Sea Of Cortez.
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