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Good Health

I just read a piece by Sherman Alexie giving his reason for halting a book tour for a memoir about his mother. She has been haunting him in his hotel rooms. In the piece, he says: “I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Late Heat

I’m not really in a good decision-making place this late in the season, but my sense is that there’s been more quantity than quality in the garden this summer. Maybe the quantity just makes one weary! After several dozen cucumbers, … Continue reading

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First Egg

First egg! Mark this date: August 12, 2015 (born March 22). Turns out when the chickens chase you around squawking at the top of their crowy little throats it means they’re “broody.” I was hoping that was what it meant, though … Continue reading

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Early Eats

Now that I’ve been at this several years, the blog provides a good garden diary. Last night as we dug into a plate of gorgonzola broccoli pasta, it just seemed impossibly early. And sure enough, the record shows that broccoli … Continue reading

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All In

As of last night, the garden is officially “all in.” There is something in all of the 15 raised beds, the onions, potatoes and beans are going strong and the two projects: chicken coop and squash bed, are complete. It’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Day

Thursday has become my harvest day here on the farm. I’m trying something new, focusing my harvesting here during greens season on one day a week instead of just going out there randomly for a salad or two. Sure, the … Continue reading

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More Spring

I went to Chicago for four days and this happened. I’m so sad I missed it– the fire to beat all fires, burning the wetlands. The green parts of the prairie were burned two weeks ago, and as you can … Continue reading

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Canning Days

I’m only working two days this week, in part because the next few weeks will be very busy, but also because it is canning season. I can’t imagine being a teacher now– right when all the work has to be … Continue reading

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Surprises

I’ve been vegetable gardening now for five years, and I’m no longer completely surprised that when I put in a seed, food grows. It is still amazing how much food grows from a single seed, but I also get downright … Continue reading

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Water

Last night we had our first real “extreme weather” of the season. No tornado, but winds up to 70 mph, and 3-5 inches of rain in the space of a few hours. This morning, it was easy to see which … Continue reading

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