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Tilling a spot for potatoes and pumpkins.

Another busy day on the farm, after another excellent night’s sleep in refreshing Maine weather.  Today kicked off with picking up the last few posts from yesterday’s demolition spree.  Then it was on to new growth installation.

 

Ed will have white, yellow, red and blue potatoes sprouting soon – we sliced up dozens of seed potatoes and after tilling a patch, planted like the wind.  Next up was the pumpkin patch.  After tilling we laid down landscape fabric (pumpkin vines stray far and wide from where they are planted).  It isn’t quite time to put the seeds down, but everything is ready.

 

Final task was prep work for the bee hives. We made a big dent by busting out the frames from last year.  This is sticky, dirty work that ravaged my baby hands (sadly unaccustomed to manual labor), but it was ideal sitting on the back porch and chatting while bees hummed all around us (the critters must be anxious for their homes and seemed curious about what we were working on).

 

Tonight’s dinner wasnEd’s version of a Cobb salad, featuring kale and other greens from his gardens.  Then on to Part two of the slide show extravaganza, tonight’s showcase being kayaking around Greenland.  I was terribly impressed and learned that Thule (where Thule racks got their name) is a Greenland village!

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Tilling a spot for potatoes and pu…
Tilling a spot for potatoes and p…
Knocking out frames for bee hives …
Knocking out frames for bee hives…
Eds place - hes a fan of foreve…
Ed's place - he's a fan of "forev…
View from the front porch over Ed…
View from the front porch over Ed…
Eds livelihood derives from Kubot…
Ed's livelihood derives from Kubo…
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