Category Archives: Local Food

First Seedlings from the Greenhouse

Sunday I brought home the kale seedlings I planted March 10 from the farm. They are ready to go into the ground as soon as the soil is prepped, maybe this week. Five weeks from seed to seedling. In the … Continue reading

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Burn Pile

I lit the burn pile with two matches and a pile of scrap paper but the long branches didn’t all burn. In fact, most of them didn’t, except in the middle where fire took hold for a while then died … Continue reading

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Normal Saturday Morning of Politics

Ice and snow began to melt, exposing a small disk of grass over the septic tank. It suggested an overdue spring is arriving. After a long, hard winter I’m skeptical. Time to get outside the house for something other than … Continue reading

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Living a Terrestrial Astronaut Life

I opened the door to the garage and turn signals on my car were flashing. It was the first time in the garage yesterday and I feared having left something turned on, depleting the battery charge. I put the key … Continue reading

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Moving the Goal Posts

More than at any previous time I feel a goal line was crossed when I left full time work last spring. So what’s next? I don’t anticipate buying a fancy television with new, matching easy chairs to put in front … Continue reading

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Bunkering in During Snowfall

Snow began overnight and is expected to continue all day — the first real snow this winter. We need more from winter, a week of subzero temperatures to kill bugs in the ground and to stop the sap flow in … Continue reading

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Gathering on a Farm

A lone bald eagle soared over Rapid Creek north of Wild Woods Farm. We were pulling plastic over the new high tunnel. The eagle lofted in the wind as if it were summer. We would rather the wind died down … Continue reading

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