Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to: Drive a Tractor

How does an unlicensed citygal drive a tractor? With¬†engines roaring of course. Insert key and start engine – Gear needs to be in P for Park, otherwise the engine won’t start Press down with left foot on the clutch – … Continue reading

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Changing Glaser Wheel Hoe Blades

The wheel hoe helps tremendously in weeding rows. You walk alongside a row, and the blade scrapes beneath the soil to pull up young weeds. I ordered additional blades so that it can go over a row of young seedlings … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Come Again

There has been little rain, though the chives don’t seem to mind and are ridiculously lush. I transplanted several plants by a foot in an attempt to straighten out the bowed row from last year. During the transplant, I split … Continue reading

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How to: Plant Beans

We went from a long, cold, snowy winter to a short, dry spring.¬† Over the weekend, a tinge of humidity hung in the air, reminding me how hot summer in the fields can be. But today was a good day … Continue reading

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How to: Garlic

Two varieties of garlic did not make it into the ground in the fall, Broadleaf Czech and Inchelium Red. The softneck varietals, which do not form a scape, or flower stalk, store longer than hardneck varietals and can be braided. … Continue reading

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