||A period of rain is followed by a dry
spell. The cold earth is dry enough to turn over. Two sites
are planted with a winter cover crop. The rear site is planted in
purple vetch and austrian winter peas. The front site is planted
in crimson clover and red corn poppies.
||The rains return. It rains the entire
month of February and the first few weeks of March.
||After the rains early in the month, beautiful
weather returns to Northern California. The cover crops are up and
||The cover crop on the rear site is mature
and the soil is dry enough so it is plowed under.
||Work begins to prepare the front pumpkin
patch. A twelve by twelve patch is tilled up, a yard of compost and
manure is added along with some gypsum and sulfate of ammonia (21,0,0).