I know we need much more rain but we are thankful that we can get into the fields to cultivate our beds, plant seeds and potatoes, and remove lots of seedling weeds.

I know I do go on about how wonderful our finger weeder from Germany is, but it is. When farmers ask me about it, I believe they think I am exaggerating about how good it is and how little we hoe by hand. A few have come to see it. One farmer came a few years ago, then his wife came to look at it after they lost their main guy. She ordered one the next day.