Daily Archives: April 3, 2011

Shepherdstown Community Garden Update…

Today was the Sunday that the Garden Committee (see Elly and I Host a Community Garden Meeting) met on the field Peter Corum provided in order to mark out the dimensions and divide plots. The land, of course, was turned and fertilized a week or so ago, and the next step is getting a fence to protect the gardens from deer (7 1/2 feet high because these guys can jump.)

Peter Corum measures 100' sides from the corners.

We had a lot of kids with us today and I think they got a kick out of helping out… bringing flags to the adults who were marking measurements, for instance.

Setting up plots...

The weather was excellent for the project and everyone was out working for a couple of hours.

Imagining what it will be like...

We spent an unusually long time just figuring out which direction was north with two compasses built into iPhones. But we figured it out (the North End is for tall plants like corn.)


Sizing plots on the North side...

Now let’s hope we solve the fence problem soon so we can get started on planting.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Primary Focus

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

The Republican Primary stacks up to be a season’s entertainment…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

It’s already giving us an idea of how low campaigners can go…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and we know who is influencing the primary…

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Monte Wolverton from CagleCartoons Syndicare:

… and we know who influences the TeaBaggers.

Show Business Quote…

What a way to start off a Sunday. This is Steve Martin comparing himself with Frankie Valli after seeing the musical The Jersey Boys (about the early career of The Four Seasons), a very talented group:

“I really had no talent at all. I didn’t sing. I didn’t dance. Having no formal talent actually made me original.”

Yeah, sure.