Good morning.

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Good morning.

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Amateur seed saver.

My interest in seeds began over 20 years ago

I’m still an amateur seed saver.

Today I harvested some of the Batchelor’s Button seed heads for a friend

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Got ‘em out of the fancy paper bag which had been drying on the top of the refrigerator for the past couple of months…

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And spread them out on a large black plate for easy seeing

Pulling the little tufted seeds away from the stalk

(There are probably technical terms for all of this…)

The shape of them reminds me of Beaker’s head

(Beaker, from the Muppet Show…)

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The dark plates were from my parents’ former restaurant…
Makes for separating the seed from the chaff easy

Thanks, Mom & Dad!

(And there’s probably a faster way to do this… But I don’t mind it taking time…)

The Batchelor’s Buttons seeds are not the tiniest of seeds, but they are still relatively small

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Paper tea bag pouches glued inside out make a very nice package

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For the next season to come

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Good morning.

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Garlic planting.

Yesterday was the garlic planting at Earthly Mirth.

It had rained vigorously through the previous night
So the fields were quite muddy

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This photo was taken AFTER we scraped off our boots with hoes…

It was a chilly, breezy, and gorgeous day

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The field wasn’t quite a half acre
And by the end of the day we got it all planted

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Three varieties

I was able to video the horses working, putting in more furrows
But I’m not sure how to upload a video on my phone…


Good morning from Cayuga Lake.

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Good morning from Cayuga Lake.

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