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When the garden dries out

We have waited for weeks for our garden to dry enough to till, only to have more rainfall. Lawns were mowed quickly between showers. Yes, it is nice to have the moisture, but when can we plant?

Our forecast for the week was warmer and drier. On a Monday, Brice planned to till the garden; he cleaned the tiller, getting it ready to go to work. He pulled the rope to start the engine and it remained silent. Additional pulls did nothing.

After nearly thirty years of reliable service, it deserved retirement. Brice purchased a replacement tiller and tilled five trips around the garden. That’s when th...


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