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Dress Use #67: Dirt Tarp

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<p>My backyard is a special space for me and gives me a lot of joy. I really enjoy everything that goes along with caring for my yard but there are times when I think I may have too many plants. On a recent run I cut through the desert near my neighborhood on a dirt road I haven't been on for some time. From there I could see all of the homes surrounding mine but I could only see my red roof surrounded by a green. All the trees I planted 10 years ago have grown up and with that comes work which I don't mind at all if I can find the time.</p>



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Geeze, I'm an organic dairy farmer and I developed and teach a Technical College certificate with 8 courses in Organic Agriculture and I only got 7 of 10 correct.

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