Hi Internet. Sorry for the delay. Been really busy coping with life and all the busy-ness of spring both at work and around the homestead. Feeling a little guilty for having been so absent, despite previous pronouncements regarding “blogging without obligation” etcetera. I’d like to lay some blame on some of my more disciplined blog friends like nursemyra, moonbeam, cantueso and pied type, for example, who manage to crank out brilliant and thoughtful posts with admirable frequency. Like Eleanor Roosevelt, you people make me feel inferior for letting a whole month go by without posting anything here.
Whatever. The weather could be blamed too. It’s been unseasonably nice, as though the calendar was a month or two ahead of itself, or as though we lived about 400 miles further south than we do. So this nice weather puts me outside digging in the dirt, getting the lawn mower going, or riding a bicycle. Not indoors sitting in the “blogging chair” with my laptop. And, so, but, I bought a new broadfork from a guy in California. It’s a humdinger!
The tines on the new broadfork are reinforced with welded gussets. It’s very rugged! It can pull up large rocks with its considerable leverage. The old broadfork’s tines would bend under such a demanding task. But that’s what the catalog said about the Johnny’s 920 model- the closer spacing of the tines lifts the soil gently to aid in harvesting things like carrots. The wider spaced tines pull through the soil more so than lifting it up intact. I should have bought the blue one in the first place. Oh well, maybe I’ll be able to use the Johnny’s 920 to harvest potatoes or something.