Submitted by Alex Corey on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 8:00am
Today I tilled the beds in the garden.... I learned how to shift dirt using the least amount of energy by standing on the shovel.
I told him I liked pushing the shovel in, and didn't want to save energy because I liked the exercise of it. I don't think that was a very farmerly thing of me to say, because he looked at me funny... and said something like, you're going to do this all day, though, you might regret that decision in the morning, because my muscles would get really sore.
Submitted by Alex Corey on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:10pm
Today I planted artichokes...
...and all I could think of was To The Lighthouse.
All of a sudden I remembered the chapter when the Ramseys leave the house, the house is completely deserted, and the garden ends up taking over... In the "Time Passes" part... In the absence of the family, the plants completely overtake the house, and these GIANT ARTICHOKES grow tall over everything... over the toads and swallows and tortoises that crawl in the grass...
Submitted by Alex Corey on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 12:16am
I remember when I wrote the "De Gallina" essay in Clint Darling's class- an essay about anything, along as it was something to do with chickens. That's the one reason I'd ever return to Freshman year. I could write fifty essays based on today. I feel... like I will write about this experience at least a few times later in life.
Submitted by Alex Corey on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 1:35pm
Today was cheese day!! According to Yianni, cheesemaking is two-thirds sanitizing and recording data, one-third working with food. It's more like a science experiment than anything else. I guess I need a little science in my life.