August 23, 2003
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We had fresh corn from my corn patch this Thursday. It was good.
The corn plants didn’t produce as much corn as they could have because I didn’t mulch them as early as I should have. But I’m happy that I got anything.
Fresh corn tastes really good.
And I can always promise to do better next time.
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013