Gardener’s Diary

Watered at Edgewater. Ron, Peter and I got caught up.

Picked up Holly Tone and Rose Tone at Waquoit Feed & Garden. Fed and watered everything but (duh) the holly.

Listened off and on to TEDx New England.

Ron had an appointment at Beltone.

Signed both properties up for heating system service contracts with the gas company.

Water Filter

Changed the filter in the water pitcher today.

Planted the liatris, weeded, watered, did some Fall cleanup. Ron’s been working on the deck at Edgewater. Finally filled in and seeded the area dug up for septic tank pumping. Made fish chowder with salmon poaching broth and hake.

Gardener’s Diary

Overseeded the side yard today. Planted 21 garlic cloves. Dug up the liatris and transplanted the small grass; it looks nice. Did the transfer station run and laundry. Met the Birthday Brunch bunch for Mary’s birthday; she got some great mugs. Ron worked the entire afternoon on scraping and sanding the gate: a horrible job. The porch looks amazing from the front, though.


Raked, mowed, overseeded and put down starter fertilizer in the back yard at Edgewater. Spread the other peat moss brick on the new garden, which someone used to deposit scat.

Ron continues to work on the porch and made great progress today on the gate.

Debate Issues and Other Flights of Fancy

I don’t care about when the White House called the attack on our consulate a “terrorist act”.

Similarly, I don’t really care about Mitt and Ann Romney’s taxes or for that matter, Obama’s birth certificate or church membership.

Oil and gas drilling on federal land and the price of gas are of some concern but not the most important issues, especially since the latter is driven primarily by world markets.

Tax rates for people making $250,000 is a non-issue. I do wonder, though, why we have billionaires who have not actually produced a product, found a cure for a disease or provided some valuable public service.

Why hasn’t the Obama administration gone after the Wall Street criminals who caused the crash of 2008? For that matter, where’s the money?

I think abortion needs to be safe and legal and don’t believe that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, regardless of who’s elected.

I care about a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. I think campaigns should be financed from public funds only and that there should be term limits.

I think Affordable Care without single payer is missing the point.

I think Medicare should negotiate with the pharms for group discounts.

I think Congresspeople should have the same health care and retirement plans as the average working American.

Got that, political pundits?