I used to have lots to write about, then hunkering down at home was mandated and since my husband and I are in our mid-70’s, we are willingly complying. Admittedly, it did take our son’s March 12th phone call from Los Angeles, telling his Dad not to work out at the local gym to really drive home the message.
The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism department recently reinforced guidelines to help residents understand how to recreate responsibly during the pandemic and launched a new tag line: “If you take a car, the park is too far!”
Shades of hope pervade now; our long nightmare of home captivity may soon end as the peak has passed? Mass graves being dug in New York City, while we here in Washington state see less need for hospital beds. In Europe, Austria is the first country to start reducing the lockdown.
Whatever your reason is for feeling moved to plant a vegetable garden in these times of turmoil, it’s a good idea. It is good to get out in the fresh air, get some exercise and any time spent in the garden can be therapeutic. All it takes is some effort and a few tips will help too.
As someone who has spent more than a fair amount of time studying mathematics, as we tabulate up all the incidences of the virus and all the deaths, it struck me that we can’t just accept all these conclusions. Why? Because in studying statistics you have to precisely specify the boundary conditions on the data sets.
With billions of dollars going to hard-up corporations like Boeing, Delta, United Airlines, etc., are doctors and nurses who risk their lives daily getting any bonuses? Only just keeping us from returning to Stone Age days.
April is always a busy month for gardeners, with a multitude of chores clamoring for our attention. In the case of our lawns, April is possibly the most critical month to get back on track. Here are some things to consider for a healthy and beautiful lawn…