Category Archives: Farmers

The Garlic Repeater

In the early days of telecommunications, a “repeater” was part of telegraph communications; the device was used to regenerate signals for transmission. It’s Wednesday, “Tiny Steps Gardening Day.”  It’s time to plant garlic and as I look over my writing … Continue reading

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Good Garlic Days

In my line of work, I have to make conversation.  Often, the chit-chat begins with someone telling me “well, I’ve had good days and bad days.”  I never use that response, although I might use “Comme si, comme sa.” Saturday … Continue reading

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It Takes a Tractor

Since February, 2011, my brother and I have been having a dialogue about what a resilient community might look like.  It all started when my brother asked me “Have you ever read The Town That Food Saved?”  My brother, a … Continue reading

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Peas in the Garden

When I first started writing my blog, my brother once said “I don’t understand the Uncle Bob angle.”  I’m probably not Uncle Bob’s favorite niece, true enough; I was one of many nieces when we were growing up.  These last … Continue reading

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Reggie Black Disturbs the Peace

I was planning to write a short pastoral piece today about walking in Uncle Bob’s garden at twilight.  The piece would have been perfect for “Tiny Steps Gardening Day.”  It would begin as I parked my Jeep behind the barn … Continue reading

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I Almost Ran Out of Gas

It’s 6:01 a.m. and I’ve overslept.  It’s been that kind of week, running from one place to another.  Work obligations, tomato obligations, Hampton Victory Garden obligations, Moxie obligations, blogging obligations, birthday obligations, family obligations, and friendship obligations have filled my … Continue reading

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Aunt Tomato’s Tomato Update

I woke up to a shower of Doomer e-mails this morning, before I’d even had a chance to drink my coffee and pretend I’d slept.  As I sorted through my grisly e-mails, “MUST WATCH” video clips, and depressing links, I … Continue reading

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Too Big for their Britches

My tomato seedlings are getting too big for their britches.  It’s time to repot them. Once seedlings start growing and getting their “true” leaves, it’s time to transfer them to bigger pots.  There are thousands of blogs and websites with … Continue reading

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Forty Dollar Carrots

During one of my strolls through the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers Market, I overheard a woman say to her husband “Can you believe they want five dollars for a dozen eggs?  I can get the same eggs at Wal*Mart … Continue reading

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A Story about Seeds

After two successful years growing garlic and tomatoes in Uncle Bob’s garden, some of the people in my life started thinking I was a gardening expert, or the Julia Child of gardening. Sometimes they requested certain crops to be grown; … Continue reading

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