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Garden 2022: How many & when?

In the last post about the garden, A Sign of Spring, I closed by noting that the next task would be to figure out how many seedlings need to be started, and when to start them. Also, I needed to figure out what might be new for 2022.  I checked back at FEDCO and found that not only the purple cauliflower seed was available, but that an interesting carrot variety named Purple Haze was in stock. I ordered some of […]

The Best Laid Plans

Planned to spend some time today cleaning up and organizing files when I tripped upon a list my wife and I had started in December 2019. We were charting out trips we’d like to take for the next few years, through 2024. When I read through the list I had to laugh. So much has changed since the onset of Corona Panic. The first trip on the list was our Nashville TN to St. Augustine FL road trip, scheduled for […]

Questions for Governor Scott

During the course of the Corona Panic, I’ve sent several letters to Vermont Governor Phil Scott, asking questions of his administrations actions and policies. I never get meaningful replies (surprise!), even when I took him to task for mandating preferential treatment of so-called BIPOC people when the vaccines were rolled out, which was clearly an unconstitutional and illegal policy. All I’ve received to date are self-promoting talking points from staffers. Below is my latest list of questions for the Governor, […]

Thoughts on Retirement- Part 1

I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this website that I’ve entered the final stretch towards retiring from the workforce. I refer to this time as the glide path towards retirement. Getting to the point of realizing the time had come was an interesting process. My first “real job” came along during my early high school days, working for a department store not far from my home. That was more than 45 years ago. Actually, closer to 50. For the last 30 or […]

A Sign of Spring

It’s hard to think of Spring coming along when it’s -17°F outside as it is here today. But, it is coming, and a few days ago I received the first sign. The seed order was delivered. Let me explain a little about my program. Each year around mid-November the annual seed catalog arrives. This is good timing, as the garden is pretty much wrapped up by October, and I’m ready to start thinking about the next season. My go-to seed […]