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Spring Reset

We’re behind at the greenhouses. The high tunnel is fully planted. The ground is too cold for transplants. Cooler temperatures retard growth of fledgling vegetable sprouts. There is no place to go with the trays of lettuce, kale and greens … Continue reading

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Late Winter in Big Grove

It is time to use up fresh onions, garlic and potatoes, then rotate the canned goods so oldest jars are consumed first. Winter means soup, casseroles, pasta and hearty meals made from pantry and ice box ingredients. As the ambient … Continue reading

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First Day at the Farm

This is me soil blocking at Sundog Farm last Sunday. Working at farms has been a spring ritual which helps me feel like part of a larger organization. The older I get, the more important that seems. Farmers may seem … Continue reading

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Jambalaya Reprise

In a throwback to my work at a major logistics company I made a batch of vegetarian jambalaya for this week’s lunches. The dish was born in Thomas County, Georgia as I was sequestered in a hotel for four months … Continue reading

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After the Season

This year a group of Ukrainians with temporary work visas joined us at the orchard. They were hard-working and fun to be around. Their contracted wage far exceeds the $185 per month they can earn in Ukraine from their trained … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Chili Bowl

We discussed plans for Thanksgiving dinner exactly three minutes. It’s the two of us and we haven’t had chili with cornbread for a long time. We haven’t had an apple crisp this season either, so that will be our Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Armistice Day at Home

Most of Armistice Day was at home. The forecast had been rain, however, a clear fall day unfolded and I planted garlic. Pushing cloves into the ground with my thumb and index finger, I made two rows and covered them … Continue reading

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