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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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The watermelon hoop with a good ridge pole this time. Jacob helped me get the plastic back on. I added 2 more baler twine lines over the top, and it withstood a heavy downpour with no trouble. Jacob will re-bury the edges, and then we can re-till inside, put down weed fabric and plant.

I got a little bad news while doing the repairs. The doctor who did my GI scope let me know that they found some cancer at the bottom of my esophagus. Caused by years of acid reflux due to a hiatal hernia. So I will be going to the University of Iowa for treatment sometime soon. Just a bump in the road. I may be out of action for a while, but Jacob is a competent grower and will be able to manage the patch until I am ready to go again. Until the treatment starts, I will at least do what I can to get the garden in shape.

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