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First Pick of Potatoes

The leaves of potato plants are turning yellow so I dug one of our three tubs to see the progress. They are ready for harvest. I’ll let others continue to grow until their leaves turn completely yellow. It won’t be … Continue reading

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Seedling Season Ends

Yesterday I made the last 62 trays of soil blocks at Sundog Farm (Local Harvest CSA) and Wild Woods Farm. Totaling 946 trays or roughly 110,000 individual seedling soil blocks, I made more than in any previous season. Adding Wild … Continue reading

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Summer Turnips

This year was the nicest crop of turnips I’ve grown. Here’s a bowl I prepped for storage in the ice box. A few years back I started planting turnips for the greens to make canned vegetable broth. With this year’s … Continue reading

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Garden is Planted, Dinner is Served

Ambient temperature hit 91 degrees Sunday, about 20 degrees above historical average. The heat continues, drying the topsoil, creating want of rain. An idea once held — the garden should be planted by Memorial Day — is outdated. As early crops come … Continue reading

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Big Day in Big Grove

Sunrise is in half an hour and the high ambient temperature is expected upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. I want to get as much garden work as possible finished before noon. That means only a few minutes in … Continue reading

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Old Boots in Service

The debate was whether or not Army boots acquired in the 1970s should be retired. I don’t think so. I placed a set of inserts inside and they are as comfortable for walking as any of the expensive sneakers I … Continue reading

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Hard Day and Easy Night

After hours in the kitchen garden much remained to be done after Saturday. Garden work began at 6 a.m. I moved to the kitchen at 3 p.m. and worked another four hours. I was steadily busy throughout waking hours with … Continue reading

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