Saturday, July 4, 2009

'Feral' Tomatoes

There are two healthy tomato plants growing from our compost bin. They self-started from the seeds of a tomato we tossed in the compost at some point. It always amuses me that we take such care of the plants in our garden, but the volunteers that just grown on their own, thrive anyway. It pretty much happens every year and we frequently get tomatoes from them.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Community Supported Fishery

At today's CSF we got Dabs, five of them. Three meals worth. Dabs are a sort of flounder very common in Ipswich Bay at this time of year. The fisherman told me that if I had ever bought Flounder or ordered Flounder in a restaurant here, what I got was Dab.

I was pleased because I finally got to practice filleting. I was actually pretty good for a first effort. What I didn't do so well was to separate the fillet from the skin - which is weird because that's the part I've done many times with lake fish. At least I was getting better by the 10th fillet.

Fun for a Friday Morning

Creative and fun.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Renovation: End of Day 6




I forgot to take pictures at the end of day 5, but there has been a lot of change. I was out most of today and when I came home we had bookcases! They look fantastic. I'm so pleased.

5:30am July 2 - Dawn chorus on a rainy morning

videoThe thump at the end is Dog of CoG, coming to see what's happening.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An English Summer's Day?


It's official. It has been a month since our last sunny day. A sunny day is defined as a day which is sunny 80% of the daylight hours. Right now it's raining half-heartedly, as if it just can't work up the energy to really pour.

We used to jokingly call this warm wet weather an "English summer's day", except in England right now it's sunny and 86. This picture is from a year ago, but it's a lovely English garden on a lovely summer's day. So the joke doesn't apply.