Tag Archives: spring

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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Farfalle with Arugula and Sugar Snap Peas

There is little point in growing a garden if one doesn’t use the produce. Yesterday I made the first pick of arugula and sugar snap peas for a classic dish with farfalle. Preparation is done while the pasta is cooking … Continue reading

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Saturday Rain and a Lovely Day

The garden and yard were excessively dry Saturday morning so I watered the vegetables. Couple of hours later it rained, then cleared up in time for a wedding at Wapsipinicon State Park. It was a lovely day for a wedding, … Continue reading

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Gardening Before the Rain

In the end it didn’t rain. The forecast had been rain for a couple of days. The weather radar looked ominous Saturday at 4 a.m. It was heading our way. At sunrise I went to the garden to beat the … Continue reading

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Waning Lilacs

Flowers began to fall from lilac bushes. Air is fragrant with sweet smell. It won’t last long. It is spring, which continues as it has for millennia, reminding us we are but a speck of dust in time by comparison. … Continue reading

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Garden Time

Some garden plots need weeding, others need digging and planting. The lawn needs mowing for the mulch grass clippings and ground up leaves will make. I took two days vacation from the home, farm and auto supply store to get … Continue reading

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Farm Friday

Friday is my day to work with Farmer Kate near Iowa City. I made 30,288 soil blocks for plants at Wild Woods Farm this season. Add in additional work at Sundog Farm and my total production was 59,688 soil blocks … Continue reading

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