Category Archives: Garden

Armistice Day at Home

Most of Armistice Day was at home. The forecast had been rain, however, a clear fall day unfolded and I planted garlic. Pushing cloves into the ground with my thumb and index finger, I made two rows and covered them … Continue reading

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Overnight Soup

In our search for truth and meaning there’s nothing like making soup. Each batch can be spontaneous yet based in traditional flavors and processes. Soup uses what comes in from the garden, is stored in the pantry and ice box, … Continue reading

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End of 2017 Garden Year

A garden never ends. First hard frost is forecast this week and kale will likely survive, tasting better after being kissed by cold. If the ground dries out, I will plant next year’s crop of garlic. If it really dries … Continue reading

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Practical Gardening

Gardening is of light and shade, moisture and soil health, seed genetics and cultivation. It is an endeavor in which we can invest personal effort and a few resources to see practical results. We garden in complex creation, only partly … Continue reading

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Three Cup Day

Today will require an extra cup of coffee. This week is the biannual vendor show at the home, farm and auto supply store. We’ll be short staffed today and tomorrow while associates from Iowa and Wisconsin travel to Dubuque to … Continue reading

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Work, Kitchen, Garden

The text message came while I worked at the home, farm and auto supply store. I saw it on my afternoon break. “If you want to start tomatoes there is a crate on the packing shed floor you could pick … Continue reading

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Food Sustains and Protects

The origin of my adult interest in cooking and gardening is time spent in a motel room in Thomasville, Georgia while implementing a logistics project at a large, nearby mining and manufacturing company. I’d go into the plant early and … Continue reading

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