Today I battled row cover in sideways rain all day long. Watching waves of large, muddy raindrops bouncing through the air. After work: Bath with epsom salts, Averna on ice, Pizza, the Diana Vreeland documentary.

In the car: Gloves, Rubber Gloves, Extra layers, Rain gear, Extra socks, Granola bars, Extra water, Audiobooks…

In the house: Ideas for dinner on the blackboard, A separate hamper for filthy farm clothes, Work boots in the hall, Space for stretching each morning, Work clothes in the trunk at the food of the bed, Ice packs…

A greens/seedling business in these unused/gorgeous glass cemetery greenhouses? Is this the link from our prison horticulture vocational training to actual jobs?

Tough, strange, lack of momentum today. Now, at nearly midnight I’m ready to tackle the projects of the day. Everything changes, nothing is lost. More vegetables, I say to myself.

Plant ranunculus asap.

April: Lend a hand on X’s farm, Plant community garden plots, Feeling of openess at home (one less couch, switch table, culling, chest for work clothes, store winter coats), Eat last of storage crops (apples, beets, turnips, potatoes, shallots…), Massage, Haircut, Add compost to front yard, Plantings around the mary statue out back, Finish business plan, Trade books with neighbor, Letters (Grandma, R.C., Nana), Stretch, Keep lifting weights, Build fires in the evening… BRIGHT LIGHTS HERE WE COME.

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Whale watching (Right Whale & Fin Whale sitings), Lunch on the bay, North End, Soccer with the poodle in Franklin Park, Gobi Taka Tin at home. Tourists in our own city.

We always talk about farming in bathing suits, maybe this year it will happen. Knee pads, gloves, organic sunscreen & bikinis.

We always talk about farming in bathing suits, maybe this year it will happen. Knee pads, gloves, organic sunscreen & bikinis.

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Mobile Village Seed Cleaner. Psyched about small-scale farm technology this afternoon.

Writing the farm business plan. Coffee = exciting momentum. Listening to Grimes. The poodle is dreaming, twitching and grumbling. Amazing! So many videos about no-till dry bean production.

Chillier: Laundry, Coffee & Cereal, Internet, Dog Walk, Look for signs of Spring, Poodle haircut, Bike to Gym, Lift Weights, All the other things… Photo: Siberian Squill, Thanks for teaching me this one, KC.

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Mega walk with K.C, the pitbull and the poodle. We both are in a window of time before the growing season is upon us & work is consuming. The calm before the storm.

Continuing to discover new corners of the Arboretum and the neighborhood. Signs of spring. Talks about mental health, grandparents, unstructured wintertime, farmwork, workplace culture at small nonprofits.

Also, kneepads arrived in the mail. Old lady cautious. Weeks and weeks of transplanting? Let’s go.

Laying on my belly, seeding in the living room. Sweet & very different from the seeding we do in greenhouses at work. Now: Water & Kelp.

Laying on my belly, seeding in the living room. Sweet & very different from the seeding we do in greenhouses at work. Now: Water & Kelp.

Affording our Land & Cooperative Farming

two new guide books from the people at Agrarian Trust & The Greenhorns