Manual Labor

Hard Things

Dillon’s in the street raking up pulled weeds. I step out to check in on him. And, he begins. “Dad,...

The Art of Landscape Maintenance

It’s the end of the day. A long day. I’m tired. Spent. Drenched in sweat. Done. Ready to go. Shades...

Labor-Saving Devices

Dillon grips the wheelbarrow’s wooden handles and starts to wheel away. “Too fast” I tell him. He ignores me and...

One Tool, Many Gardens

Everywhere I’m planted. However, temporarily. I put in a garden. I’ve planted gardens in North Bend (OH), Richmond (IN), San...

It was Early

When I was in high school, asleep in my childhood bed, I would hear the alarm go off in the...

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