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And More Rambling

Feast Day of the Beheading of John the Baptist. Probably the most gruesome Feast Day.

Another great Tom Woods podcast, btw: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Erased by Library Association, Deserves Her Place in Literary History. It's not as good as the interview with Rachel Brown, but it's very good. Highly interesting, whether you read the books as a kid, watched the series on NBC, are are simply someone interested in libertarian thought.

Interesting nugget from that podcast: 1.5 trillion locusts descended on the Great Plains during the Great Locust Plague of 1875. Unbelievable. I'm going to double the number of low tunnels at my production site. I hope floating row covers can withstand a million grasshoppers.

I started using floating row cover earlier this month, btw. The early results are highly encouraging. I plan on putting at least a half-dozen beds under floating row covers (or under hoops with row covers over them). I'd read about them for years but had never tried them. That is changing now.

Random Blurb from the Notebooks: The nineteenth-century Scottish fantasy writer, George MacDonald, lived in intense poverty. He wrote fairy tales in order to eke out a living for his family. Yet he had a peaceful mind. Said C.S. Lewis about him: “His peace of mind came not from building on the future but from resting in what he called 'the Holy Present.'"