Good morning! It’s primary day here in Massachusetts, so if you’ve been inspired or moved by anything said at the conventions, you should take a minute and head to the polls. Gist and I did double-duty this morning…
…Simon and Rudy’s morning walk was to our polling place and back. We arrived at around 7:30, and I was the first voter of the day.
There’s nothing I love more that starting my day by casting a ballot – it’s a better pick-me-up than coffee 😉
Mint (which I left in the swop box, my mint plant is double-OC)
And of course I picked up some milk at the dairy!
This year, for the first time, World Peas is offering a small share which is what we signed up for. This filled up the small (1/2 bushel) box pretty well, so I am interested to see what our yield is as the season progresses. Continue reading →
This weekend was Doors Open Lowell, a chance to tour historic properties throughout the city. Gist and I had a great time visiting 14 of the 25 buildings. Our only regret? That we weren’t able to visit more!
This is Appleton Mills, which was built between 1902 and 1914. They Mills were among the last buildings built in the Appleton millyard and are currently in the midst of construction into artist live-work space.
Pawtucket Gatehouse (1847) is the largest on the Lowell canal system and controlled the flow of water into the Northern Canal. Still in use today, the gatehouse contains much of its original gate raising equipment.Continue reading →
Thanks so much for all of your nice comments about Sebb. He was a well-loved cat and he is missed. His feline diabetes, however, is not. To both cheer me up and acknowledge the fact that we no longer have to be at home at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm to administer insulin, Gist and I headed out to Western Mass. for the weekend where we enjoyed my favorite food:
There’s only one word for Brie (or any cheese) topped with this vinaigrette – YUMMMMMMMM! In the recipe description in Vegetarian Planet, Didi Emmons mentions that its “flavor threw me straight into food heaven.” I couldn’t have said it better myself! Continue reading →
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