In the garden before work.

Had an early morning before work today
Got myself to the garden

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The honeybees were already absorbed in their work among the buckwheat blossoms

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I set out to harvest the dry beans
Because they were beginning to show signs of mold

hmmmmm

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This is NOT what a healthy bean looks like…

And as I pulled the plants out from the garden, there was this familiar track of thoughts running through my mind…
“Next year, I’m gonna thin the beans better… Be more on top of the weeds… Etc…”

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(Squinchy face)

And so began the Thinking dance

Present… Future… Story… Present…
Present… Future… Story… Present….

(Waltz, anyone?)

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It was my first go at growing dry beans
And from the mold I did learn that spacing DOES make a difference.
And yes, it has been quite rainy this season…
Still,
I’ve got some good information from this one season of trying something new

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I love that about gardening
Experiential learning

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I have no idea what the yield will be.
Time will tell after drying in the greenhouse

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There are two varieties

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Vermont Cranberry

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And Marfax

One of the landowners was out in their garden and she gifted me one of the small Italian squashes – this one goes by the name Tromboncino

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Serious, this is one of the small ones…

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SMALL?!?

Then back out to the garden to pick a few carrots

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(Should’ve taken a bucket with me, but a shirt will do in a pinch…)
A few more sunflower portraits, then off to work

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About Marneymae

small organic farmers are my heroes. has a deep appreciation for clean, running water. keeps a digging fork in the trunk of my car to move dead animals off the road. View all posts by Marneymae

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