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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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Rebooting a Life

After a shift at the home, farm and auto supply store I begin a nine-day vacation. I say “vacation” but really mean “reboot.” I hope to plant most of the garden, work in the yard and re-engineer parts of our … Continue reading

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Inside Chores and Climate Marches

Rain began mid-morning and is expected to continue until sunset. Let it rain. It’s an opportunity to work on inside chores before spring planting. I’ll tackle a long-neglected inbox and use produce in the ice box and freezer to make … Continue reading

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First Share

After work at the home, farm and auto supply store I drove to the farm and picked up the first spring share. In it were spinach, baby kale, Bok Choy, Choi Sum, broccoli raab, rhubarb, oregano and garlic chives. Already … 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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Saturday at Home

After a Saint Patrick’s Day meetup with friends in Iowa City I drove home, parked my car in the garage and haven’t moved it since. It was too cold for outside work on Saturday so I stayed in, did laundry, … Continue reading

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