(2) Thu Nov 03 2005 22:15 PST: Cleaning out the garden for planting. I think the garden is mainly just an way to fool myself into doing exercise by making myself think it's useful work. It doesn't produce all that much food. This year the total harvest was a bowl full of green beans, some garlic, and 4 pumpkins. Not a very good return on the work I put into it. The rhubarb plants and the artichoke plant are still alive, but not producing yet. But it beats lifting weights or jogging around for no reason.