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When Dreaded Flies Invade Your Farm

Calls to most county extension offices have been reporting about tiny whitish flies that have invaded tomatoes in greenhouses.

Although I have not done a site visit to verify, the farmers I have spoken to have described the insects as tiny white moths with powdery wings and triangular in shape …read more…

Edn Is A Smart Shelving System That Automatically Grows Herbs And Vegetables

My dad grew up on a farm. The food put on his kitchen table each night came from his family’s own garden. I grew up in the suburbs and now live in the city,..

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After Water

An incredible write-up. I loved the illustrations too. Decided to finally settle down for this caption, which I quote: “…We could pray for rain, or to be delivered from our own folly. Or we could reconsider our priorities…” – original author. What a summing up! So, so, true!

Longreads

Susie Cagle | Longreads | June 2015 | 21 minutes (5,160 words)

The sun was going down in East Porterville, California, diffusing gold through a thick and creamy fog, as Donna Johnson pulled into the parking lot in front of the Family Dollar.

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Since the valley started running dry, this has become Johnson’s favorite store. The responsibilities were getting overwhelming for the 70-year-old: doctors visits and scans for a shoulder she injured while lifting too-heavy cases of water; a trip to the mechanic to fix the truck door busted by an overeager film crew; a stop at the bank to deposit another generous check that’s still not enough to cover the costs of everything she gives away; a million other small tasks and expenses. But at the Family Dollar she was singularly focused, in her element.

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