Fine Garden

Our local NPR station ran a story about Josh Leveque and his family’s garden overlooking Little Harbor in Woods Hole

He recommended the following vegetables:

Boston or a Bibb lettuce called Nancy in spring. In summer, they grow Batavian lettuce (aka summer crisps or French crisps): Nevada and one called Magenta.

He recommends Dagon Brussels sprouts, red Russian kale, delicata squash, and old European and Japanese carrots.

I made brownies today and defrosted spinach, veg burgers and spanikopita for lunch.

Full Day


We shoveled and Ron ran the snow blower following a 2-3 inch snowfall.

We started week 5 with Fit and Strong and grabbed supper at Falmouth Eats Together at the Jewish Congregation.
Afterwards, we gave Robert a lift home.

Alpha sent pix with the pendant and Ami!

GERD all day for me. Snow stopped it, finally.

New FB group is a disappointment. I may just shut it down. Good email from Phyllis about Ron Beaty and a fine vid from Liberty Chalkboard with sample questions from the citizenship exam.


I made cookies; Ron ate them.

Ron dropped off the excise tax checks to Town Hall.

Cleaned up Google and Yahoo emails.

Mild interest from a couple of recruiters.

Fit And Strong

Ron and I finished week 4. I collapsed around 7:30 last night.

Brought the truck in for compressor replacement yesterday, but the part was defective, so it got fixed today. Unfortunately, cost a lot more than I’d planned.

“Cape & Islands Forum” has 98 members.

Trinity installed the critter guards. Ron found a flaw and fixed it.

Made heavy random vegetable soup for lunch and stir fry for supper.

Fixed an MRS bug.

House voted to overturn the fake emergency.

Truck; a Little Snow

On my way to Falmouth on Route 28, I heard a sound like loud burst of static, followed by a foul smell.

Pulled over and parked at West Falmouth Square and saw that there was a light smoke, like exhaust, coming from the hood.

Called the Falmouth Fire Department. They sent two trucks, looked under the hood, decided I was not a danger to local businesses and disconnected the battery.

What they didn’t realize is that by disconnecting the battery, they made it impossible to shift into Neutral. That is, until the AAA driver showed me a trick.

AAA sent a truck in less than an hour. Driver was great and agreeable. We stopped at the West Falmouth Market so I could get money from an ATM for a tip, which he well deserved.

The driver brought me and the truck to Falmouth Toyota, and they gave me a ride home.

I’d been calling Ron non-stop, forgetting that he was going to shovel. He did the driveway, deck, walkway and front stairs. I offered to spell him for a few minutes to make paths to the trash and compost containers.

The people at the standout got splashed by a fool with a plow. Word is they got his plate number.

Sunday Walk

We were out for 40 minutes or so, from the high school to the path through the Wildlife Refuge down to the power lines, and collected a bag full of trash.

We’d done the laundry, beds and transfer station beforehand.

Ron has lost 20 pounds!

Two Standouts

Demo’d with M2R in Falmouth (Dennis didn’t happen) and with the coyote protectors in Hyannis, the latter with Ron, who was cold and wanted to quit after about 37 minutes.

Ron had something to return, so we stopped off at Trader Joe’s and Christmas Tree Shop. Bought salad vegetables, several bags of trail mix, coffee, wine and scones, on-sale placemats and a grill lighter.

Anemic (Again); Pumpkin Bread

Ron was able to give blood yesterday but I again was deferred. 10.1

We picked up my new meds at Walmart and did “Fit & Strong”.

I defrosted 2 pounds of pumpkin and made 3 pumpkin breads. Neither Ron nor I saw the bag of flour that was already in the downstairs frig, so I bought another one at Andy’s. Used an egg substitute and oil instead of butter. The loaves turned out GREAT, better than before. Dropped off a loaf for the gang at iCape.

We did a quick walk at Great Flat Pond Trail at Town Beach before we got rained out.

Cooking Ki

Since we had nothing special planned, like doctor’s appointments or “Fit and Strong”, and we’d loaded up on “used” vegetables a couple of days ago, I’d planned to do some serious cooking today.

Ron did the cleanup after his beer run to Falmouth.

I made two eggplant loaves; a big lasagna with zukes, carrots and red peppers; and brownies from a box.

We did a walk around Sea Mist. Ron managed a mile in 20 minutes, I didn’t.