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Two years ago today (sort of)…

…I started to tell the story of our garden here in Gardner, and even posted the image above that showed part of the garden’s past we had inherited when buying this land.

In truth, I’m now writing this quite late–on May 11, 2020.  I abused the magic of backdating to get the date at the top right.  As folks reading this know, our whole world was swept up by March 31st with news about a novel coronavirus spreading.  At the time, Massachusetts was just one place struggling with it in spades.  I was spending more time than I like to admit watching the daily videos our local hospital was putting out, scanning news articles, watching broadcast news, and bookmarking more C-19 stat sites than now seems sane in hindsight.  Can you blame me, though?  My partner is “an essential worker”, a postal carrier.  Heck yeah, we had some scares.  But enough with the excuses!  (I will end this topic by saying if he did get it from work and passed it to me, we still don’t know.) Continue reading “Two years ago today (sort of)…”