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06 April 2006


As one of your farmer fans, I agree with you that we are suffering now because of the weather, and consumers don't know yet that they will be suffering along with us very shortly.

Yikes! I did talk to a friend in Santa Cruz today who mentioned the crazy rain. We got our big storms in January and February (Oregon) and the veg farmers seem to be doing well here and will be hitting the markets soon with fresh greens...thank goodness!

I send good luck and thoughts to the Cali farmers. Could be a hard year. 'Tis the nature of farming from what I have learned over the years. The riskiest business there is....

I enjoy your blog so much! I wish I had more time to spend with mine. :)

Or we could find a book with Native American dishes and eat what's growing in our back yards.

Is there anything we can do for our farming families?
I figured it was going to be a tough year when I saw my lemon tree turning brown and my sprouted garlic shoots dying. I figured I'd start planting the maters after Easter, way after.
What to do?

I was glad to see your quote from David Brower--do you know the John McPhee book, Encounters with the Archdruid, that he appears in, almost as a character (even though it's a nonfiction book)?

It's so dispiriting, isn't it? You folks are getting all the coldness and water for the whole country, to the point where it's killing everything. I'm thinking of all of you.

Do you have a sheltered, un-rainy spot like a back porch or a bathroom window where you could put up a big container or two and plant some radishes and bok choy? 20-some days to maturity for both. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

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