Author Archives: Dave

Farmer’s Market

Nothing interesting at the Farmer’s Market today.  We were hoping for some good tomato and pepper starts, but there just wasn’t anything to appeal. It’s probably just as well, as the prognosticators are calling for another frost tonight.  Still, we’d like to have gotten some planting done. Blueberries would have been nice.

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We Miss Riding

We just returned from a long drive back from Los Angeles, visiting our sister, and have realized how much we miss riding.  She has a horse, but we didn’t have time to take him out for a ride. Our neighbors have horses, but cleaning out their loafing sheds (for fertilizer for our garden; much to … Continue reading »

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Spring

Ah, spring, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … tractor maintenance. (Oil change, etc.  We’re just glad to have found an apparently-equivalent filter so we don’t have to pay dealer prices!)

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What is “The One True Comma?”

Apologies for the poor recording; it is not our video.

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Manhattan

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Meanwhile, at SCOTUS….

Background, as taken from the oral argument: “Minnesota’s statute bans all conventional political expression on apparel to prevent a smaller class of material that can already be regulated under other election statutes. Shirts saying AFL-CIO, Chamber of Commerce, Moveon.cor — Moveon.org — excuse me — and countless other examples are prohibited. Since a vast amount … Continue reading »

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A Winter’s Day

We took the dog out for a pleasant three-mile walk this afternoon and were graced with this lovely view at the end of the street: (Click to embiggenate) We would note that the weather was in the low-twenties and still snowing (for those so inclined: METAR KOUN 211954Z 36009KT 1SM BKN008OVC014 M05/M06 A3037 -SNBR).  Local … Continue reading »

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Random Flower Picture

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Instapot FAQ

Congratulations on the purchase of your new cursed Instant Pot multi-use programmable Pressure Cooker. Instant Pot is the #1 selling 7-in-1 multi-cooker that reduces cooking times up to 70% by summoning the horrible black magical powers of Baphomet, the Sabbatic Goat God. Your cursed Instant Pot will change the way you cook kitchen staples like … Continue reading »

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Colorful Dinner

Homemade fajitas for dinner tonight (well, we bought the tortillas, but everything else was homemade).  One each: large white onion, green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers.  Cook gently–just barely enough to soften, not so much as to lose the bright flavour of the peppers.  We used chicken thighs for the meat; nicely juicy and … Continue reading »

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