A Place For The Future Past

The Return of the Robins
February 18, 2007, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Community On The Earth

It started before dawn — with the sky lightening, I stood in the kitchen drinking coffee and looked outside and I heard it — the pure throated song of a single robin, staking his claim. In an hour were two more — each choosing the very tallest trees and calling out at the top of their tiny lungs.

By the time I left for work (mid-morning) there were dozens — quarrelling, swooping, singing — mobs of robins everywhere. Spring can come now, the robins are back!

Inside, more seeds planted — pepper (three kinds) sweet onions, tomato (two more kinds) lemon basil, sunflower, sweet peas.

Outside, the floorplan for the greenhouse is being sorted out. Remaining soil will be lifted from the walkways and chips laid, and wood framing for the beds assembled. In the center bed will be limed for beets, with side beds amended for lettuce and spinach. Soon, soon….


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