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The garden looks good!

Whew! Last growing season was really tough for my garden so I am really relieved at how beautiful the plants are this year, especially the salad greens. I have grown them under netting to protect them from the birds and under shade cloth to keep them away from the harsh sun (which keeps them tender). We have so much lettuce I am putting (sneaking?) it into the family smoothies. The kids have no idea. All I hear is "yum!"
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The road to winter

Ahead stretches the long road through winter- mile after mile of bleak landscape and little change in terrain. It is time for the gardener to take a rest in the passenger seat- feet up on the dashboard and weary back hugging the seat. Her right hand, resting on her belly, is rough. The tiny trenches in her palm are still full of soil from her last stop—pulling down plants, chopping them into pieces, mounding them on the beds, layering leaves and manure. Cementing it with water. Her parting gift was cover crops- winter wheat, hairy vetch, fava beans.
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