Tag Archives: Labor

Farm Life: A Little Greenhouse

For some years, the head garden designer here has wanted a greenhouse.  We have been starting seeds in windows in an east-side room.  But, this means dirt, etc. in the house.  A greenhouse would keep the garden implements and soil … Continue reading

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One Bulb Short

The worst Christmas decorating experience, other than ending up one string of bulbs short to finish decorating the tree, is finding that half of the last string is out.  One-by-one, I tested “good” bulbs in sockets until I found the … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Give

give: (v) to present voluntarily without expectation for compensation

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Farm Life: Storage Units

Most of us are hoarders to some degree.  Maybe we accumulate kitchen gadgets, clothes, tools, books, etc.  Regardless of the content, eventually we run out of space and start to store things in other rooms.  Here in the country, we … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Energy Expenditure

How we use energy, and the supply chains and grids which bring this to us, has been on my mind recently. Three Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, and Marie) in the past month have knocked down power lines and disrupted, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Raised Gardens for Rusty Joints

Getting older slows down the gardening process.  Those joints just are not as flexible as in days of youthful folly.  A little rust seems to settle into them each night, requiring extra rotations and maybe WD40 each morning (symbolically only).  Setting … Continue reading

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Farm Life: My Blackberries’s Got the Blues

Last week, I noticed that our blackberries had the blues… well actually orange rust.  Shriveled leaves that looked as if someone had gone wild with a can of blaze-orange spray paint.  A quick check in the growing-guide-book on berries instructed … Continue reading

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