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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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Chickpea Salad

An acquaintance from the Climate Reality Project posted a photo essay depicting the process of making a “‘No-Tuna’ Salad Sandwich” on Instagram. I found the recipe on line and made the dish for lunch. Mostly vegetarian, I long for food … Continue reading

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Seeders Galore

I was first to break the snow on 120th Street while driving east to the farm for a soil blocking shift. There were a lot of people in the germination shed participating in a complex bartering situation. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Flooding at Mill Creek

Mill Creek swelled its banks swamping nearby farm fields. It looks like the nearby city sewer system was spared inundation… for now. Snow melt is everywhere in the county. Inches of packed snow yielded to ambient temperatures in the 50s … Continue reading

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Tuesday Snow Melt

Depressions in the snow pack made a Swiss cheese-looking melt outside the French door where we feed wildlife. Deer are nocturnal grazers, eating what birds, squirrels and mice don’t, leaving their hoof prints behind in the snow. We hope this … Continue reading

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Early Garden Planting

I planted seeds at the greenhouse and am hopeful of the results. Here’s what I planted: Kale: Scarlet, Seed Savers Exchange, 60 days. Winterbor, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 60 days. Starbor, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 55 days. Celery: Tall Utah, Seed Savers … Continue reading

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Wind Howled All Day

The store manager from the home, farm and auto supply store phoned Sunday afternoon to ask me to work on Monday. The colleague who assumed my full time job last spring was visiting family in Nebraska and bad weather closed … Continue reading

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