Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Quiz

It was a warm and sunny Memorial Day weekend on Hangman Hill.  We played in the garden, both planting flowers and veggies and harvesting our first crops of the season.  Strawberries are here about a week earlier than normal, and the gooseberries are also ahead of the curve.  Who knows what we'll be entering on the North Stonington Fair this year?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Poppies and The Proclaimers

On Friday night Bruno treated us to a trip to Northampton, MA to see The Proclaimers at the Iron House Cafe! The Iron House is a great venue, we saw Junior Brown at the same venue about time last year.  We were thrilled to get seats just off the stage.  We enjoyed dinner, desert, coffee and the opening act...and then they cancelled.  One of the two singers didn't have a voice, or so it seems.  So, with great disappointment we wandered around Northampton and enjoyed a warm spring evening along with all the parents in town for graduation.

On a brighter note, we finally have poppies in bloom (Sheri has been working at this for 10 years)!

We also had our first strawberries.  Only 4, so far, but so sweet!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Waiting for produce

Carrots, peas, lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, potatoes and strawberries, oh my,  are in training as future candidates for Face of Produce.  In the meantime a few updates from inside.

Bruno has been nurturing Amaryllis bulbs we sent to Mimi as a gift (she sent them back).  To our delight one has bloomed again, rewarding us with 4 bright red flowers.

The "Copper Leaves" that we received from DiAnn during out trip to Philly, that were made by a good friend of DiAnn's father has been hung by the wood stove with care.  They seemed to be made for this spot.  Hopefully we will have a strawberry report soon.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekend in Philly with DiAnn and Mike

We met DiAnn and Mike in Philadelphia to celebrate DiAnn's birthday, Mother's Day, to make the transfer several family heirlooms in to our home in CT.  We made the most of unexpected sunshine and warm temperatures with a Duck Tour, wandered around Independence Hall, and enjoyed many nice meals together. We topped it off with Mimosas at the Devil's Alley for breakfast.