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Summer Weekend

Dan and I visited the Ciha Fen Preserve across the Cedar River in Johnson County on Saturday. “The Ciha Fen Preserve is a sand prairie/savanna complex on a wind-deposited sand ridge,” according to mycountyparks.com. “It contains the Ciha Fen, which … 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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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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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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Community Organizing

Fellow members, I’m putting together a spring newsletter for inclusion in the June billing. Less than half the people who live in our association participate in the Facebook or Google Groups, so a newsletter is our chance to reach out … Continue reading

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Storm Recovery

Over the weekend a storm broke off a branch in one of the maple trees. The branch wedged between two others 20 feet above the ground. I couldn’t remove it myself. The tree service came yesterday with chain saws, ladders … Continue reading

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Morning in Iowa

The weather forecast is for near-perfect spring weather. No rain and a high around 65 degrees. The day began at 4 a.m. with reading and laundry. I moved the cars down the driveway and rolled the seedlings out of the … Continue reading

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