21 Jun

This year’s garden is starting to produce. The strawberry patch is giving us lots of big, delicious strawberries. It’s not big enough to produce enough berries to can, but it’s enough that we’ve been eating a lot of strawberry shortcake. For dinner we’ve been eating a lot of salads with fresh garden lettuce and raw peas. (I hate cooked peas, but raw ones are good and sweet.) The tomatoes are all thriving, despite the torture I put them through as seedlings (let’s just say they got a bit leggy). We are going to have a ton of tomatoes this year! I just ate my first raspberry from our raspberry plants, and the corn is sprouting. Things are looking good this summer on the garden front.

21 Jun

I am really enjoying The 1900 House on PBS. (It’s like a PBS version of The Real World. A modern family moves into a home that is state-of-the-art — in 1900. For three months, they have to live, dress and eat exactly as a family in 1900 would have, while being filmed.) The second episode was last night. It only took three days of dealing with turn of the last century reality for the mother to become completely unhinged — but I really can’t blame her. The amount of sheer labor that was required to keep house in those days was just staggering. No wonder my great grandma (who married in 1902) got to look so old, so quickly.

21 Jun

I got spam from Network Solutions today:

Dear Wendi Dunlap,

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a personalized T-shirt–at no cost! Just think, not
only do you get the peace of mind knowing that your
domain name is secure for a few more years, but you
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Oooh. Ahhh. A T-shirt. Yeah, that really makes me want to send NetSol a bunch of money. Sheesh.

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