Onions and resolutions
Today I planted a 300 foot row of onions (all the gory details are here). You may ask…what is he thinking. Yeah, I don’t know. Last year was, to a degree, a failure (with a fair amount of success mixed in). I didn’t really know what it would mean to have a little one running around, and despite all of the public pronouncements about scaling back, I probably planted as much as I did other years. The primary difference this past year was that we didn’t engage our friends for help and also lost Kathleen as a dedicated farmhand altogether. She’s a great mom, and I have no doubt that we will involve our little guy in the fun as soon as this summer. Still, there will probably be only one person working at a time.
The best way to approach all of this may be to build resolutions, so here goes.
- Spend more time with family.
- Work smarter, not harder
- Get ahead of the weeds.
- Trick Engage friends for help.
- Be generous with those friends.
- Constantly re-evaluate what is working, what isn’t.
- Put up a hoop house.