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Paul Ficker of Jasper prunes corn stalks in his garden on the land of Tony Dick of Jasper on Thursday. Ficker has been gardening for about 15 years, starting a few years before he retired. “When a person retires, they always say, ‘don’t sit down,’” Ficker said. “You need to have a plan for every day.” He used to sell his produce at the Jasper Farmers Market and now sells to people he knows and donates food to Jacob’s Village, a community where one of his children, who has special needs, lives.
Paul Ficker of Jasper prunes corn stalks in his garden in Jasper on Thursday.
Paul Ficker of Jasper rests after working in his garden on Thursday.