Category Archives: Garden

Harvest Saturday

Four of six garden plots have been planted and are doing well. Weeds are also doing well. I’m waiting for a break in the weather to coincide with my work schedule to finish the planting and mulching. This annual conflict … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoes

It took most of the day to plant the fourth plot in five varieties of tomatoes. Using two pallets from Kate’s farm I sorted the metal stakes by size then pitchforked the grass clippings that have been on the plot … Continue reading

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Spring 2017

Spring has been punctuated by conversations with scores of people in my neighborhood and beyond. On Friday I spent two hours delivering handbills regarding a neighborhood public meeting. About 20 people showed up Saturday at the corner of our two … Continue reading

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Politics Takes a Holiday – Local Edition

The first session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday morning after pulling an all-nighter to wait for Republican leadership. The decision was about improving Iowa water quality and reauthorizing use of medical marijuana. They did … Continue reading

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Week Night Productivity Window

Between arrival home from the home, farm and auto supply store and sunset were three hours to work outside. I did. I watered the garden, rolled up the garden hose, repaired the bird feeder, and emptied the kitchen compost bucket. … Continue reading

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Weekend in the Field

The weather on Saturday was perfect for getting into the field. Wind had dried the ground making it tillable. In the cycle of community supported agriculture projects, now is the time to plant onions — a key crop to share with … Continue reading

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Potatoes Toward Weekend

Rain kept vegetable farmers out of their fields. The rule of thumb is wait four days after a rain for fields to dry. It rained all day yesterday. Equipment is ready, truckloads of seed potatoes wait in bags, and farmers … Continue reading

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