Wow, glorious weather! Last night, I put up two short low tunnels at the production site. The plan: accelerate the drying-out process, so I can prepare the beds under the tunnels in two weeks, recover them with the tunnels thereby adding heat for weeds to sprout, burn them off with the nifty Red Dragon 2-3 weeks later, then plant the beds for an early spring crop of greens. We'll see.
I also discovered last night that the rock hard topsoil that I couldn't penetrate with a pick last May can be penetrated perfectly with a shovel now. The melted snow has obviously saturated the top soil, giving a consistency very similar to ordinary soil in, say, June. I was able to expand the production site tillable ground by about 100 square feet last night, just be using my shovel to extend and add compost to eleven rows that used to be hard as a rock. I'm heading back out late this afternoon, then taking Meg (turns 17 today) out for her birthday.
Baby 5 is 17. Man, I'm getting old.
Why are $2 bills so rare? Because people think they're rare so they hoard them, thereby keeping them out of circulation. But they're not rare. You can get them at any bank.
I'm increasingly becoming a big fan of Jordan Peterson. If you haven't been turned onto him, I strongly encourage you to give him a try. A good place to start: This Econtalk podcast interview with him (2/19/18). Great stuff.