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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Surviving concentrated methane and catching fish.

Morning came and I woke with my head sticking out of the door of the tent. Oh, what a night. Ed, half bombed, fell asleep fast,but his colon didn't. I wouldn't be surpriced if he kept the whole campground up half the night. I made a mental note to talk to Ed about seeing a proctologist. I shook off... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Fishing and camping with Ed

My brother Ed loves to go camping and fishing, so much that he never shuts up about it. Let's go here, let's go there. Hey Ed, how bout getting a job. " I'll start looking on Monday", he answers, as his fishing thoughts bubble goes pop. Of course today is Monday so I guess he means next Monday. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Unwelcome Intruders

They come in the night, they come in the day, they come any dam time they please. They are usually friends, or family, they are rarely strangers. Their timing is impecable, just when the clock strikes busy. They bring nothing but surprise, irritation tags along. They occasionaly call to manipulate... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 20, 2006

mixing dirt and acting silly

With some of the plowing done it was time to go back to the spectacular world of mixing dirt. My dirt table was all ready, and happy to see me again. Behind and to my left, Joyce was transplanting and getting her ears yakked off by Sonya(the bosslady). Not meaning any disrespect, Sonya is a f-ing... Sign in to see full entry.

Pops, takes a stand

The day was cold and grey,as are most days in January in southern ontario. The thought entered my pea brain that, "today would be a good day to make some soup." Let's see what I got in the cupboard. Coat on, list in pocket, money next to list, I set off to the mall to get fixings at the A&P. I could... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

How not to plow 101

Now that it was my turn I felt like screaming,"Ok now folks watch this kid do some mean plowing." Ok now which one of these gismos does what. Ok now, I am a complete idiot, I forget what he just showed me. I want my mommy. Help!! I just remembered,I think I have a doctors appointment. I am reaching... Sign in to see full entry.

tractor driving and plowing

Out in the back forty(acres) were two tractors, both pretty scary looking. "First I'll teach you how to drive, then I'll teach you how to work the ground," the farmers said smiling broadly. After spraying something into a hole, it smelled like ether, harv motioned me to hop on, as he cranked the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Lunch, day two

The sun was shining brightly at midday and the air was still and warm. With my cooler in hand I sat down at the employees picnic table. Sonya the boss lady had gone onto her farmhouse so her husband, the farmer, could fix her some lunch. I had not had the pleasure, yet. A minute later I was joined... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Day two I showed up five minutes early, anxious to see what my tasks for the day would be. Promptly at ten, the boss, her name is Sonya, came out of the farmhouse, long dress and all. " I need luke warm water for the germination greenhouse, make sure its not too hot or cold. I was going to ask for... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Babysitting the new crop

Three years ago I decided to look into helping out at a local greenhouse. Winter was waning and activity appeared to be picking up, at the place I buy all my vegetable plants, for the approaching summer cornecopia. I saw the owner, an older woman who always wore a long dress, and smiled alot. I told... Sign in to see full entry.

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