Remember Black August? That late-summer melancholy that seems so wrong because there’s still some swimming left to do?

Cut flowers, Fries & fried green tomatoes, Wild hair, Second breakfast, Swimming. Tomorrow: Chest freezer, Tulip order, Ginger research, Prison garden workplan, Library returns, YMCA, Bank, Hardware store, Return video rentals, Freeze or can tomato sauce that @ottorumbles made.

Lately at the farm. Its August. Sedated by physical exertion. Psyched to be selling tomatoes. Lately at the farm. Its August. Sedated by physical exertion. Psyched to be selling tomatoes. Lately at the farm. Its August. Sedated by physical exertion. Psyched to be selling tomatoes.

Lately at the farm. Its August. Sedated by physical exertion. Psyched to be selling tomatoes.

Spun down to NC to visit family for a long late-summer weekend. Above: The Kings Drive Farmers Market in Charlotte. Struck by the low prices. Back at home: Return audiobook to library, Y membership, Cut flowers, Make (pink lady) tomato sauce, Pick blueberries, Ginger research… Spun down to NC to visit family for a long late-summer weekend. Above: The Kings Drive Farmers Market in Charlotte. Struck by the low prices. Back at home: Return audiobook to library, Y membership, Cut flowers, Make (pink lady) tomato sauce, Pick blueberries, Ginger research… Spun down to NC to visit family for a long late-summer weekend. Above: The Kings Drive Farmers Market in Charlotte. Struck by the low prices. Back at home: Return audiobook to library, Y membership, Cut flowers, Make (pink lady) tomato sauce, Pick blueberries, Ginger research… Spun down to NC to visit family for a long late-summer weekend. Above: The Kings Drive Farmers Market in Charlotte. Struck by the low prices. Back at home: Return audiobook to library, Y membership, Cut flowers, Make (pink lady) tomato sauce, Pick blueberries, Ginger research…

Spun down to NC to visit family for a long late-summer weekend. Above: The Kings Drive Farmers Market in Charlotte. Struck by the low prices. Back at home: Return audiobook to library, Y membership, Cut flowers, Make (pink lady) tomato sauce, Pick blueberries, Ginger research…

Worked a half day at the farm. Been up since 4:30. What to do with myself. Choices: Eat, Scrub hands to approach a dirt-less appearance, Nap, Bank, Groceries, Read on front porch, Laundry, Black jean shorts, Gifts for family, Ginger research, Mashed potatoes

An older farmer at the Crescent Ridge market advised that I’ll only make it in this business if I have a hobby that has nothing to do with farming. I’m learning to skateboard with @ottorumbles.

Get ready for: Sweet corn, Peppers (Bells, Cubanelles, Padrons, Cayennes…), Eggplant (Asian, Globe, Classic), Heirloom tomatoes (German johnson, Striped roman, Pink beauty, Black prince, Green zebra, Brandywine, Cherokee purple)…

Summer: Swim, See friends when I’m not passing out from farming exhaustion, Preserve some food (pesto/ brandied cherries/ pickled carrots…), Learn to open a beer with a random object, Get dressed up & go to Estelle’s with J…

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Cherry juice, not blood. Tillie is feasting. Fang ate one stem & decided that he preferred to eat the filthy shirt I’m wearing.

Recyling, Compost, Wrap gifts for J, Dinner {Okra, Cabbage, Rice, Black-eyed peas, Orange+Beet+Ginger juice}, TV on the internet with lesbian characters, new beer from Pawtucket, Watching the sky darken.