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Storm Recovery

Over the weekend a storm broke off a branch in one of the maple trees. The branch wedged between two others 20 feet above the ground. I couldn’t remove it myself. The tree service came yesterday with chain saws, ladders … Continue reading

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Harvest Saturday

Four of six garden plots have been planted and are doing well. Weeds are also doing well. I’m waiting for a break in the weather to coincide with my work schedule to finish the planting and mulching. This annual conflict … Continue reading

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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 2017

Spring has been punctuated by conversations with scores of people in my neighborhood and beyond. On Friday I spent two hours delivering handbills regarding a neighborhood public meeting. About 20 people showed up Saturday at the corner of our two … Continue reading

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Cooking is Inspiration

The folks I hang with in the local food system are focused on product. Is the asparagus ready? What about the rhubarb? When should I plant peppers and tomatoes? How much should we put into a member share? I’m interested … Continue reading

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Morning in Iowa

The weather forecast is for near-perfect spring weather. No rain and a high around 65 degrees. The day began at 4 a.m. with reading and laundry. I moved the cars down the driveway and rolled the seedlings out of the … Continue reading

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Rebooting a Life

After a shift at the home, farm and auto supply store I begin a nine-day vacation. I say “vacation” but really mean “reboot.” I hope to plant most of the garden, work in the yard and re-engineer parts of our … Continue reading

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