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February 3, 2013

Some thoughts on Celeriac (although we still haven’t successfully grown this divisive root)

“There is no way to disguise the origins of a celery root or, really, even to think of it as a vegetable.  It is a hideous-looking creature, and it takes work.  You need a sharp knife and a strong arm and the composure to hack away at a warty and unyielding surface, made doubly unpleasant by writhing extrusions and matted, fibrous hair.  The process left me bloody, but I got through it….”

–Jane Kramer, “Down Under,” The New Yorker 11/22/2010

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  1. February 3, 2013 11:59 pm

    We want in for 2013 – share. 1/2 share. I think I got a letter in the mail from you. We’ll search the pile here and get on that. Also, I can wait no longer for fresh chicken eggs so we are looking into raising 3-4 ourselves. The only hitch – Minnetrista said, “NO!” I have three acres and approving neighbors and it’s a big fat no. New York City, Minneapolis, St. Paul – all allow back yard chickens. But rural Minnetrista? Nope. (Gonna do it anyway).

    Happy spring planning!
    The Arnars

  2. Gavin permalink
    February 4, 2013 3:04 am

    I was really hoping you were going to give us this. Happy Super Bowl Sunday. “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” – Wendell Berry

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