Jenifer and I went to Tractor Supply on Sunday and bought a one-row cultivator. So far, I have cultivated potatoes with it, reconfigured it to cultivate the pigweed between our two row beds, and reconfigured yet again to make it a two-row garlic digger.
Simple, awesome piece of equipment. Should have bought one of these twenty years ago. We would be filthy rich by now.
So far, we have harvested two varieties of garlic. Jenifer hand-forked out the limited early red Italian garlic that we got from Jill at Poplin Farms. Levi and I harvested 400 feet of California white garlic Thursday evening. We are digging the reconfigured cultivator/two-row garlic digger.
It was work and we were huffing and sweating at 8 p.m., but it beats hand-forking every bulb.
Black snake news
Jenifer reported to me that Gretchen the goose laid an egg on Tuesday in a barn shed and a huge black snake started to engulf it within the hour. Bubba the dog noticed this and went off on the black snake, barking like crazy.
The snake somehow regurgitated the egg, slithered back to the barn, and Magariete, our other younger dog, came by and picked up the egg, carried it to the woods and ate it.
Jenifer called me Wednesday to inform me that two huge black snakes were intertwined on the south side of the barn and procreating.
Just the thing I was looking for on a Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. – reptile phone sex.
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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