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The Morning Stake | 2020.04.10

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If you’re a farmer, this may be pretty interesting, this Maine farmer, Will Bonsall, is saving the world’s rarest heirloom seeds and he’s spent his life doing it. Via Down East’s Laura Poppick:

When Will Bonsall was growing up in Waterville in the 1950s and ’60s, his family lived modestly, and their grocery budgets were often tight. His folks weren’t much for gardening, and what fresh produce they brought home was rationed among him and his two brothers. His grandparents, however, lived on a small farm in nearby Belgrade, and whenever he and his family visited, the stockpiles of homegrown sweet corn and juicy beefsteak tomatoes seemed endless. There was no need to negotiate shares with his brothers. “To me,” Bonsall says, “that was the epitome of rich, gracious living.”

Today, Bonsall lives on a dirt road in Industry, in the western Maine foothills, in a farmhouse atop a terraced slope covered with apple trees and overlooking lush gardens. When I first visited him there, last May, the 70-year-old homesteader and author welcomed me warmly into his kitchen, sat me by his woodstove, and launched into a chitchatty, meandering discourse on potato scab, plant sex, and his dream of winning a MacArthur “genius grant.” Bonsall is a talker, and it was more than an hour before he offered to show me the space I had come to see, a second-floor room that he calls his office. “It’s a godawful mess,” he warned.

Bonsall led me upstairs, his white ponytail swinging behind him, and into a small room filled with boxes and bags overflowing with dried plant stalks and stems. “Some of the mess is mice,” he said, looking at the floor. Dusty sunlight fell through a window onto a wall of shelves, each one lined with rows of wooden cases the size of shoeboxes. Inside the cases were envelopes, many of them brown with age, and inside the envelopes were seeds — tens of thousands of them, the core of what was once among the country’s most prolific private seed collections.

Via Vype you can vote for the best player in the DFW and I dont like telling people what to do, but you can voete for Duncanville’s Micah Peavy (he’s close to the middle).

Via USA Today’s Paul Meyerberg, Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez told the seniors this year that Wisconsin would not honor an added year of eligibility and that they needed to move on with their life:

“What we tried to do was encourage our seniors to go ahead and, if you’re going to graduate, graduate and move on with your life,” Alvarez said. “We appreciate everything that you’ve done. But move forward. The future is in question, and we can’t promise you anything.”

I don’t think that Wisconsin has baseball, but would apply to softball, women’s light rowing, golf, tennis, and track and field (all men and women for the last 3 sports). I don’t think that Texas Tech has come out with any sort of announcement yet regarding seniors, but I think all indications are that seniors will be allowed to return.

Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang ended up going back home to California and committed to California. Juzang had considered Texas Tech. On to the next one.

CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson has his top 250 players and linebacker Jordyn Brooks is the 100th best player on his board and offensive lineman Terence Steele is the 206th best player.

I don’t know if this is really breaking news, but Adam Schefter is reporting that college football is likely to be back, which isn’t a surprise. I kind of get the feeling that things are going to move forward with football and I don’t know how much time that the teams will get to prepare, but I still don’t think that will matter all that much. Everyone is in the same boat, it will get figured out.

Here are some tweets.

Texas Tech football received a second tight end commit, this time from Klein’s Mason Tharp. Recruiting on the Plains is upcoming.

Your weekly marble race contestants are as follows (and place your bets!): Vespa; Candy; Momomomo; Minty Drizzel; Goolime; Sparkle; Bramble; Prim; Snowstorm; Squirt; Azure; and Rojo Cuatro.


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