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Lots of Rain, Lots of Crops

Anyone remember last summer’s drought? It seems like a distant memory, but less than a year ago irrigating the fields was our number one priority. These days I can’t recall the last time I turned the water on, but I do know how much energy has been devoted to keeping ahead of the weeds, and to taking advantages of what few dry spells we've had to tackle tractor work. Yet things are moving along well, in spite of the rain. Conventional farm wisdom holds that you shouldn’t work wet soil, to avoid compaction, but we’re able to work around this by seeding grass pathways between long-season crops such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, chard, and kale. The pathways make harvesting pleasant for the c

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