Blame It On the Train But

Last year's spinach variety turned out to be perennial. Is that normal?

WordPress is a dog. Sometimes text is invisible; sometimes it’s visible only with certain browsers. I’m sorry: that’s bad code. Look, how am I supposed to be a storyteller when someone’s screwing with my words? The caption for the photo to the left here is “Last year’s spinach variety turned out to be perennial. Is that normal?” The picture is key but the question is crucial. What the fuck, why did last year’s Asian variety of spinach, the name of which eludes me, volunteer? Isn’t spinach an annual?

Pete spruces up the concrete foundation for the clothesline after setting up the rain barrel.

Pete set up the rain barrel to capture runoff from the top of the garage. This represents progress. We would like to pick up at least three more rain barrels this year and more after that. Four rain barrels in the front of the house would go along way toward cutting down summer water use. As for the clothesline: the other day, I looked out the window and the thing was nearly perpendicular to itself, so this morning, Pete mixed up some concrete and poured a larger anchor. This is really good news, as we remain committed to using the clothesline whenever weather permits. We used it a few times over the winter, but it was shaky. In few days: not so much.

There’s a lot of work ahead of us, but we feel like we’ve got a good start.

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