Tag Archives: spring

Planting Tomatoes

It took most of the day to plant the fourth plot in five varieties of tomatoes. Using two pallets from Kate’s farm I sorted the metal stakes by size then pitchforked the grass clippings that have been on the plot … Continue reading

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Spring Hope

It’s been a struggle to get a grip on the presidency of Donald Trump. There’s nothing he’s done to give us hope. Just give me a handle — anything to grasp onto as normal! Nothing. Like many who care about … 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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Erasing the White Board

Snow fell in darkness leaving a thin blanket of white. The pin oak tree began shedding last year’s foliage indicating warm weather activated new leaf buds and pushed out the old. Seems weird to rake leaves in February. More to … Continue reading

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Cemeteries and Decorations

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — A couple of years ago the Solon American Legion moved their annual Memorial Day commemoration from Oakland Cemetery to the new service memorial at American Legion Field. As remaining World War II veterans depart on … Continue reading

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Garden Fences

Here’s what is surprising. The vegetables outside the garden fences are mostly untouched by rabbits, deer and other critters. Some behind fences are getting nibbled. Who knew I could leave lettuce, turnips, carrots, radishes, spinach and other plants unfenced and … Continue reading

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Punk Spring Day

A persistent cough prevented me from working at the warehouse Friday and Saturday. My schedule included preparing and serving food, and it would have been bad to go in sick. Instead I felt like crap at home and tried to … Continue reading

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