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Getting Started

I was born in a hospital established in 1869 by the Sisters of Mercy on Marquette Street in Davenport, Iowa. Marquette was one of the first streets laid out by city founder Antoine Le Claire. I attended Kindergarten at Thomas … Continue reading

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Saturday Rain and a Lovely Day

The garden and yard were excessively dry Saturday morning so I watered the vegetables. Couple of hours later it rained, then cleared up in time for a wedding at Wapsipinicon State Park. It was a lovely day for a wedding, … Continue reading

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Friday in Spring

Fridays in Spring I soil-block for a farmer. Yesterday I made 4,944 soil blocks which were planted in winter share. Leeks, broccoli and the like. It took four hours. While driving north on Highway One I nodded off for a … Continue reading

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It’s the Heat

For the second day in a row ambient temperatures reached the high 90s with a “feels like” over 100 degrees. Farmers and gardeners were up at sunrise and curtailed outdoor activities by noon — a simple adaptation to unseasonable weather. … Continue reading

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In Fractions of an Inch

A couple of weeks ago our association held a community cleanup. We own a well, a wastewater treatment plant, two vacant lots, 25 acres of woods, roads, and sundry open spaces which require attention from time to time. Teams policed … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden Day

Plants and seeds are going into the ground — the main spring event in a kitchen garden. Harvest is ramping up with d’Avignon radishes, spinach, cilantro and chives heading to the kitchen. I planned cilantro for my gardener’s lunch, and … Continue reading

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Two Months In

Two months into retirement I’ve learned how to avoid hungry dog syndrome and choose activities that conserve resources and contribute to improving our lives in Big Grove. During personality tests taken while working in transportation and logistics I was identified … Continue reading

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