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Winter Thy Name is Denial

What does a gardener do when winter arrives? Despite the fact there’s snow on the ground, IT’S NOT WINTER! Please check back Dec. 21 for winter programming. The apple harvest is finished and priorities shifted. While our orchard’s chief apple … Continue reading

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Climate Change Plans Before the Iowa Caucuses

The climate crisis calls for us to dream big and fight hard because our future depends upon solving its underlying problems. If I sound like Elizabeth Warren, it’s because last night I heard a presentation about her plans for climate … Continue reading

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2019-2020 Winter Reading List

Ten books queued on my bedside table for winter reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. What I Stand For is What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969 – 2017. The Wizard … Continue reading

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Working Through a Local Food Learning Curve

I didn’t know where bartering labor for local food would lead. In retrospect, it was not about economics, but learning, access to a greenhouse and participating in farm life. This Feb. 1, 2013 email to Susan Jutz, one of the … Continue reading

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What’s Next in Mitigating Climate Change?

Republican U.S. presidents don’t like international climate agreements. George W. Bush withdrew the United States from the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty we ratified, and yesterday Donald J. Trump notified the United Nations of our intent to withdraw from the global … Continue reading

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Hard Break from Autumn

A hard break from autumn accompanied last week’s snowfall. Outdoors there is garden clean up, raking leaves, and another mowing to be done, however, we’ve turned mostly inside. A main issue has been determining how to get exercise without an … Continue reading

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Farmers Came to Town

The soybean harvest was disrupted by snowfall. Several inches fell in the last 48 hours. Farmers came to town, including to the home, farm and auto supply store. It will be a wet crop, propane prices are already higher. The … Continue reading

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