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Taboo "efficiency"

Posted 5/25/2009 6:39pm by Shiloh Avery.

Maggie and Jason planting tomatoes

Maggie and Jason planting your tomatoes

I swore off the word “efficient” this weekend.  I knew I was risking institutionalization for obsessive-compulsive disorder if I said it one more time.  But I couldn’t help it-it was making me into a liar.  I’d say I had it available and then get to market without it.  Honestly, I didn’t mean to do that.  I just couldn’t seem to get to everything.  So I began to obsess about efficiency.  How can I do the same amount of things in less time? Eventually though, I tired of hearing and saying the word so it became taboo.

Speaking of weather…oh, we weren’t speaking of weather?  Wow, that’s hard to believe this time of year.  I refuse to complain about the solid week of rain we’re expecting.  At least it’s not cold.  And as we walked the fields today I realized that nearly everything out there right now loves this warm rainy weather with tidbits of sunshine in between.  The kale loves it.  The chard loves it.  The peas love it.  The beets love it.  Well, you get the point anyway.  In fact, the only crop producing out there right now that  hates it is the strawberries, but they seem to be handling it for now.  So I decided that I’ll take rain any day over frost (I hope I don’t regret saying that later).  And this tropical weather is great for planting!  Which we have been doing non-stop since last Thursday.  We completely cleaned out the greenhouse of all those summer crops that have been waiting somewhat patiently for us to get around to planting them.  Yep, all the ones that were quite happy not to be in the ground last Tuesday morning.  Tomatoes, peppers, okra, oh my! 



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