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Progress on the Farm and at the Keyboard

Hi Folks,

Well, here’s all the news that’s new from the farm this past week. In spite of a cold wet week I did manage to harvest two of the five huge clumps of chives. They’re hanging in the greenhouse drying. 

I also harvested the rhubarb seed podIt too is in the garden house drying. While I was at it I pulled enough rhubarb to make another double batch of jam. Looking good for the coming winter already.

Just getting under way are the tomato plants which are now in blossom. Everything is looking good for now. I’m already planning how to double the raised beds next year. 

ROW80 Check-in:

I know I set a target of 2500 words for each week this round, but we had a rainy week so I had more time at the keyboard. Clocking in at 7500+ words for the week. 
However, that means a lot of other things didn’t get done, so if this coming week is sunny I will be struggling to find keyboard time. Still shooting for the 2500 for this week.

Here’s wishing you all a productive week filled with unexpected blessings.


Immortal Rhubarb

Hi folks, today I want to talk rhubarb and a ROW80 check-in. No, they are not the same thing, stop laughing. Let’s start with rhubarb. This is an interesting plant that reproduces from seeds, but also from root cuttings. Who cares? She does.

There she sits, in my back yard where she has been for a very long time, perhaps generations. She was probably brought here by the Irish immigrants hundreds of years ago. Who can say how far back in time her history goes? One thing I can be sure of, this beautiful gal predates Monsanto and GMOs by a long shot.

So there she sits, enjoying a rainy day and proudly displaying her seeds for all to see, just as she has done for millennia.  Just how tall is my sassy lassy? Here’s a pic from last year so you can see.

I truly hope my legacy will last as long as hers has. J

Okay, for today’s check in I will admit to writing 5K words in the past week of busy madness. I have also managed to read and comment on a few blogs as well, but not nearly half as many as I would liked to have.

So there it is, 5K, lots of mad rushed trips to town, lots of waiting for boats, one trip to the dentist, and a great idea for a future book. No, I’ll tell you about that later. J
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Until next week, may your days be filled with sunshine and smiling faces.