The Rites of Spring

Well, Spring kind of blew up on me. I worried about it all through that harsh winter, waiting for warmer temperatures and cursing late frost that killed some of my early plantings. I had lists of things that had to be done and projects that I wanted to try and I considered myself halfway organized but, as usual, I found myself juggling a huge to-do list within the confines of an impossible schedule. I got the garden in the ground. I got the fence around the garden to stave off marauding deer. I got the chicken coop put together and

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