The Forecast Calls For Food

https://youtu.be/Xi7ycNiaSoI Following on the heels of yesterday's blog, I thought this video update may be more interesting. It's certainly more current. Captured just this morning in the mildly sweltering heat and humidity of a fine July morning. This new grid down garden is modest in size no doubt. It has required a decent amount of …

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The Joy Of Summer… Wreaks Havoc

Spending months cooped up inside enduring a long winter followed by an extended spring has negative ramifications all around. The long and the short of it is that I tend to squeeze every moment possible on projects that have gotten backed up. Combined with trips out of town, and all the myriad of other things …

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A New Garden Emerges “From Scratch”

Why mow where you can grow? The thought has occurred to me many times that I need to better utilize my plot of land. As I've mentioned previously, we have a large yard. Yet, even blessed with a homestead on nearly an acre of suburbia, our growing space is limited. Much to my consternation, we …

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Buy Once, Cry Once

Brrrrr. Much of the nation finds itself in the throes of a deep arctic freeze. The local forecast is warning of low daytime temps in the -20's.  Along with that, the first significant snowfall, atypically delayed, has finally descended upon our parts in Minnesota. Perfect timing.  As I had the day off, I could attend …

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Of Nerds And Podcasts

Podcasts are the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel!  While that is admittedly a tongue in cheek overstatement, I truly have a deep affinity for them.  They are a part of my daily routines, providing news, entertainment and education. Even though this digital medium has existed for several years, the amount of people listening to …

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To Till Or Not To Till….

That may not be "the" question, but it is "a" question. And it's one I'm faced with presently, if not necessarily by choice. Two summers ago, my far too generous brother gifted me with a brand spanking new tiller. It came with a respected brand name Kohler engine. Unfortunately, it also came equipped with a "smart" choke, the intelligence of which is suspect. …

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The Importance Of Opinion

Most of us are familiar with the saying about opinions. It's obviously true. Everybody does in fact have "one"...... as well as the bodily orifice attributed to the saying. The connotation of course is that opinions are plentiful, and by such abundance, not worth very much. It strikes me that the underlying inference is also that having a strong, outspoken persuasion on matters is a bad thing. That is …

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