Tag Archives: homelife

Gardening in End Times

I’ve been a gardener since we got married. We planted a few tomatoes near the duplex we rented in Iowa City the spring after the wedding. As we lived our lives, raised our daughter, and sought economic stability, we either … Continue reading

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Staycation 2018

There’s plenty to do on the property so this week will be a staycation. I took paid vacation from the home, farm and auto supply store. On day three of an eight day work hiatus, I left the property twice, … Continue reading

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Remembering Donald Kaul in High Summer

Sunday was a day to hang out on memory lane. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and Donald Kaul. I bought sweet corn from a roadside stand and we had it for dinner with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and thin … Continue reading

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Going Without a Share

The change in our local food ecosystem from last summer to this is hard to fathom. We let go of the summer share from the Community Supported Agriculture projects to rely on our garden. It was a big step and … Continue reading

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Moving On to Fall

My supervisor at the orchard called yesterday to ask me to work this weekend. I said yes. We’ll be selling blueberries from Michigan for a few hours on Saturday and we’ll discuss plans for the upcoming season. It is my … Continue reading

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Onslaught of the Mechanicals

Having time to garden is helping the results. It is one thing to know what to do and another to execute according to that knowledge. For the first time in I can’t remember when weeds did not get the better … Continue reading

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Heat Advisory Blues

It seems like spring was never here. Big Grove is under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. today. That means hot temperatures and high humidity creating a risk of heat-related illnesses. It barely cooled overnight so the day gets a … Continue reading

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