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Day four and we're gettin' sore

I have been working really hard for the last two weeks to get the farm cleaned up for a bus tour.  I truely believe that those discovery channel life after people shows are acurate because that place is a overgrown run down mess since it had been people free for 15 years.  Started on Friday and will go strong everyday until it rains this week to get it cleaned up.  Marcy calls it fat camp and she is right I haven't workded this hard since basic training.  But every spring we get out there and just haul junk and set up beds, cut trees and paint.  Someday I hope we can just have a nice spring where all we have to do is plant.  Speaking of planting I put in several rows of spinach and lettuce and well over 100 hills of potatoes.  Hope to get eh root vegetables seeded and the peas in and trellised as well as more greens oh and onions. I think just the green bunching kind not the bulbs this year. 

I was gifted with some old clothes from my late grandmother's attic.  So what couldn't be used for the kids became scare crows.  I pretended I was cinerella and even made a scarecrow out of old curtains.  marcy thinks it is scarlet o'hara.  I made another one completely out of old lace doilies.  I call her lacy.

No I must go I have my other farm job waiting for me and then after the dentist I will be back on the farm for day 4 of the major clean up even though I must admit even I am gettin' a little sore.

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I feel your pain! We moved to our farm seven years ago, and it had been sadly neglected for many years. We hauled out at least 15 loads of scrap metal, not to mention all the brush, etc.

It is so rewarding, and I'm glad to hear your story. Good luck! :-)

Teresa Lorensen
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm
Avoca, NE

Posted by Teresa Lorensen on April 12, 2010 at 02:03 PM CDT #

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