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Winkling the Week

Sunday afternoon I felt a bit dizzy. I assumed it was the long day, split between two farms, getting tired after making 57 trays of soil blocks. As I placed the last tray of 72 blocks on the table for … Continue reading

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Saturday at Home

After a Saint Patrick’s Day meetup with friends in Iowa City I drove home, parked my car in the garage and haven’t moved it since. It was too cold for outside work on Saturday so I stayed in, did laundry, … Continue reading

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Kansas Wildfires

Yesterday I loaded pallets of fence posts, barbed wire and bottled water on a trailer pulled by two farmers in a pickup truck. They were bound for Kansas where wildfires fed by wind gusting at 70 m.p.h. burned 650,000 acres … Continue reading

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Season’s New Hope

My first work day at Local Harvest CSA, was spent organizing for the season and soil blocking for the first seedlings. I made two trays for myself as part of the barter deal with the farmer. In one I seeded … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights

The month since the inauguration of our 45th president was characterized by sleepless nights, stress and constant weariness. It’s not sustainable. With that in mind, I’m planning to reduce the political content on this blog and focus on other, equally … Continue reading

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Final Lap in a Workingman’s Race

In several ways, 2017 will be my final season as a working person. That’s not to say I won’t continue to work hard in life. According to the Social Security Administration I have a lot of life to live —19.2 years … Continue reading

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Out of the Fog

Last Saturday began with a car trip through fog to visit Mother. Rising from the Cedar River Valley at reduced speed, when I hit Walcott the sun came out. It was clear this morning. Geese honked overhead, flying to open … Continue reading

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