I thought it would be a piece of cake to clear the fields and prepare them for garlic planting, but I was wrong. By the time lunch break rolled around today, I was beat. I ate my sandwich, drank a little coffee, took a fifteen minute break, and then headed back into the fields to play around. The winter squash harvest was in. It took us a week to harvest the squash. We harvested it; we loaded it onto big boxes attached to the tractor; we covered it from the frost; we buffed it and polished it for market. We pulled the drip lines from the fields and we spread wood ash on the fields so that next year's crop will be robust. This is a small farm—we are not certified organic, but we follow organic practices. Going into the fields after a squash harvest and hurling pumpkins into the air is not organic practice, but it sure is fun.
The clouds were really nice this afternoon, and I kept thinking how horrible it would be if Mitt Romney became president. I was wondering what would change if he were to become our next president. Would I become poorer than I already am? Would Planned Parenthood disappear entirely? Would we go to war with Iran? Would my town get a second WalMart? Would it become even harder to find a good bagel? How much fatter would we become? Would some of the people who are threatening to leave this country actually leave if he were elected? I'm just not ready for another right-wing administration. Bush the 2nd was not that long ago.