Monday, May 18, 2009

dances with weeds

at this point of the season - when most of the early spring crops are in the ground and virtually the entire season's seeds have been carefully tucked into soil - we, as non-pesticide/non-herbicide using farmers, spend our days:

1. hoping for rain when the sun shines
2. hoping for sun when the rain falls
3. keeping a watchful eye out for signs of pests (deer, groundhog, flea beetles, aphids, etc)

4. anticipating harvest
5. weeding. weeding. weeding.

a favorite tool for activity #5 is the hula hoe (also called the stirrup hoe, scuffle hoe, and the 'hoe should i know?!').

a hula hoe (hula girls not included)

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