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Thursday, July 07, 2011

You've earned it


Everything happening at once: paint south exterior wall of barn white to increase fall and spring radiance in the polytunnel/greenhouse. Spread straw in the projected path between the beds. Fork over the beds. Break up forked clogs with seldom-seen-out-of-storage but nifty electric Mantis. Go mowing in a patch of clover across the creek. Spread grass clippings on beds. Plant out, with kneeler and ho-mi, the things that actually came up in the three-inch pots in the flats: kale, collards, chard, and some summer squash (later, peas and favas -- say, late August). Water. Wait and see how it all turns out -- meanwhile, take a nap -- you've earned it.

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