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Aug 5, 2019 11:24 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
The hot days have really accelerated the corn growth and maturity. I'm looking into the tassels at eye level when I walk past the rows and there are ears several inches long on the stalks. We are eating yellow summer squash now. The cucumbers have blossoms but so far nothing to eat. I've been removing wheelbarrows full of dry weeds that were dug up along with the garlic. They have seeds that I would rather not have sprouting in the garden. I will need to rototill soon but first I need to run sprinklers to soften the ground enough to do that. I hope to get that done this week.

Last year a friend brought us trailer loads of grass clippings. So far this year he has only brought one. I could use several loads of them. The one load he brought had been in the trailer for a while, it was dry and moldy. I had some big sheets of cardboard that I put between the raspberry rows, then carefully put the clippings on them so that I wasn't inhaling the mold, and watered it right away to settle the whole mess. I took my outer clothes off outside the back door and shook them good before bringing them inside to wash. That's one of the advantages of living in the country!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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