Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

I Has.....

Pumpkins! These came from the local farmers market. The big one is a Cinderella pumpkin - of French origin - I believe it is Musque de Provence (and I found this excellent resource for heirloom squash while I was at it...). The other is a Long Island Cheese Wheel or "milk pumpkin" and is supposed to be excellent for pies. I think they are both excellent for decoration, until I eat them.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Spanish Love Song

My department is paying for Spanish lessons for some of the staff who want to take them. I figure one day me and the SB are going to go to Peru, so I will take whatever I can get. My Spanish professora has sent us the following link. I hope one day to know this many words...

Thursday, October 4, 2007


It is currently illegal in the ville to water plants with a hose due to our friendly neighborhood drought. My lovely, irreplaceable and expensive shrubbery are suffering. So I came up with a grand idea of punching little holes in the bottoms of my 5 gallon buckets with a nail set and a hammer. I pour water in the buckets and it slowly leaks out right next to the plant I am trying to resusscitate. It works pretty well but is slooooowww. I had been trying to water by pouring water on the ground but it is so dry the water just ran off. This is working much better.

My Sweet Baboo (SB) comes home for the weekend tomorrow. There will be much debauchery in the ville. Well, as much debauchery as can be had by a bunch of geezers anyway.