Tag Archives: sustainability

Storm at Night

A thunderstorm with potential to create a tornado arrived about 8:45 p.m. last night. As the front of the cell moved over our house, we went to the lower level and waited in a safe corner, staying tuned to reports … Continue reading

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Climate Reality: It’s a Crisis

On Feb. 19 I submitted a vacation request for today and tomorrow at the home, farm and auto supply store so I could finish planting the garden if I hadn’t already. Paid vacation is one of several perquisites of working … Continue reading

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Gardening in a Wet Spring

Whether or not we get a garden in this year the stakes are not high. Much as I enjoy produce resulting from my labor, I could get along without it a for a year, or two, if I had to. … Continue reading

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On a Holiday Weekend

A brilliant, partly-cloudy sky hung over the landscape as I made my way east on Interstate 80. Rain broke long enough to allow a trip to Davenport to visit Mom and a friend I met in grade school. Mother insisted … Continue reading

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Too Much Spring Rain

On a glorious spring Monday I began spading the next garden plot. The soil was too wet to work so I stopped after four feet. Excessive spring rain not only affects gardeners, farmers are feeling it too. Vegetable growers were … Continue reading

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Gardening the Climate Crisis

Gardening is one of the most popular activities on the planet. Whether one lives in an apartment, in a single-family home, or on a farm, local food and flower production can be satisfying on multiple levels. A garden can be … Continue reading

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Memory of South Georgia

My memory of South Georgia is specific. I don’t know if it’s real. As a child, our family drove from Iowa to visit Tallahassee, Florida, the place Father lived after re-uniting with his father after Grandfather’s release from prison. For … Continue reading

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