Reconciliation? Accommodation? Sister love? No matter. The three sisters in my garden are finally learning to live together and to depend on each other. For those who may have forgotten about the tiff going among my corn, pole beans and squash—the three sisters of Native American garden lore—all seems to have been forgiven.
The corn is now shoulder high, tasseled out and allowing (maybe even encouraging) the pole beans to shinny up its stalk. The squash although suffering from too much rain—can you even imagine too much rain on our sandy garden soil—is doing a reasonable job of shading out the weeds. But alas, there is still no sign of any edible squash developing.
The pole beans are first with produce, long skinny pods hanging everywhere. Corn ears are forming as well. My three sisters experiment may amount to something yet.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Try to do more for others than they do for you.
CHECK THIS OUT: IN A PICKLE (second novel in Ames County Series) now available in audio format. Got to www.uwpress.wisc.edu, and click on Fall 2010 Catalog for details.
Saturday, October 30. There is still room in my day-long workshop. Contact: The Clearing Folk School www.theclearing.org P.O. Box 65 | 12171 Garrett Bay Road | Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210 Toll Free: 877.854.3225 | firstname.lastname@example.org Monday - Friday 8-4
August 8-14, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI. Writing Class.
August 21, 1:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m. R.R, Days, Stonefield Village, Cassville. Horse Drawn Days.
August 22, 11:00-3:00, Barnes and Noble, Racine, WI. Horse Drawn Days and more.
August 25, 7:00 p.m. Bailey’s Harbor Town Hall, Door County Environmental Council. Ames County Novels plus Old Farm.
September 13, 10:00 a.m., Attic Angels Retirement Center, Madison. Horse Drawn Days.
September 14, noon, Waupaca Library, Waupaca, WI. Ames County Novels.