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Heat is Here

I stood outside in early morning darkness where there was a refreshing yet decidedly warm breeze. The overnight low was 80 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m not sure if that’s warm enough to hinder apple production but scientists believe at some point … Continue reading

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Using It Up

The challenge for a gardener is to use or preserve the abundance in a way that makes sense. At the beginning of a gardener’s life-long journey, what that means is not clear. Clarity approaches as our interaction with a kitchen … Continue reading

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At a Potluck Dinner

I sliced fresh cucumbers on the mandolin and dressed them with a mixture of olive oil, homemade apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper for the potluck. Not sure how much to take, I used all the Tasty Jade Asian cucumbers … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Harvest

On a fine summer day conditions were perfect to harvest hay and garlic. My CSA friends recruited volunteers to bring in the garlic and across the county farmers were baling hay in large round and small rectangular bales. On Independence … Continue reading

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Sunday Drive for Ice Cream

Sunday afternoon I was getting cabin fever so I drove to Ely, bought gasoline, played Powerball, and bought a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It is six miles to Dan and Debbie’s Creamery where I shop a couple … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest 2019

In a year of weird weather, garlic suddenly became ready to pull at Sundog Farm. Some cloves began to burst and if the farmers couldn’t figure out exactly why, they decided to harvest it all before any more went past … Continue reading

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Gardening In Between Times

June’s last day marks the beginning of my hiatus from farm work. The orchard’s chief apple officer confirmed they need me in the sales barn this year. My manager emailed me back to set a starting date. Apple season is … Continue reading

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