The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4103373
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-Apr-21 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Dorothy, I found my duster on top of the piano in the front room. I've been sweeping this morning and will dust later, but I must get into the yard for a while. The lawn and garden are sodden from lots of rain over a 24-hour period, but I can start sifting the area on one end of the largest raised bed to plant okra seeds and in the smallest bed I'm going to put in squash seeds. And keep a map to what I plant. I picked up mulch before the rain started (it was relatively dry; if you get it right after a rain it is kind of steaming and a lot heavier and harder to move.) I finished assembling a flexible wooden handled hardware wire sieve to filter out some of the grass rhizomes as I work.

I've been listening to This American Life as I finished lunch and this particular episode was called "The Herd." It broadcast here on April 24, 2021. I'm giving this information because link to the current episode may not be a durable link yet. It's a fascinating look at how communities respond to COVID-19 shutdowns (scary stuff) and how a meeting with Trump supporter sceptics managed to get through the propaganda and actually change minds. A story told by former NJ governor Chris Christie made a big difference to those listening to the presentations. It can be listened to online or downloaded after 7pm Central Time on Sunday (April 25).