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Diary of a Boy Gardener

We are in the Berkshires, the beautiful rolling hills of western Massachusetts where the season is short and the frosts sometimes win. Visit Sally and David's Gardens and see how two old farts spend their time helping what plants they can find their place in this world.

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Location: Hinsdale, Massachusetts, United States

Retired Service Engineer. Installed and repaired diagnostic x-ray equipment. Trained and supported others doing the same thing.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Dry Spell

No more complaining about the rain, now complaining about the lack of it! Feast or famine time. Seems we have hit quite the hot and dry spell, so everyday involves a few hours of watering, being as there are many containers around here and the vegetables are coming on strong. This year the kids are keeping the weeding under control in vegetable land and David has been putting 3/4 inch black plastic pipe in the ground here and there, and then bringing up faucets in key areas, thus eliminated the dreaded hose all over the place. The goal is to carry around one 20 foot length and quick connect to nearest faucet. Getting close to that out in the vegetable garden and heading now past the cottage porch.
There have been guests in the house for the last three weeks and the last of them leave this morning, so that Sally and David can get back to normal (whatever that is). Diet and time use have been way off kilter here at the ranch. And Wimbledon finally got over. David taped during day and then watched at night as possible, but even then missed major stuff. Hey, it's only tennis.
David off to work for a small install job up at Williams College, part of a four man crew putting new speakers, conduit, wire, rack into a gym up there. Should be fun. Off to pack a lunch and get going now....


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