Just a few bits and bobs before I return with some more food.
I bought this ginger 2 months ago at Russo's. It had some nodules sticking out of it and it was damp and fresh so I took a chance to see if I could grow it. Julia had written about trying to grow it in her garden before with some success. Well, things got away from me and it just sat on the counter. After a few weeks the nodules started to sprout the leaves and now the one nodule is starting to grow. She said she didn't really have luck growing it in a pot, but I'm going to give it a shot. Not sure if I should grow it in an orchid mix (very light and airy full of wood and leaf matter) or in a potting soil (more dense), but I'll do a bit of googling and see I can find some info on the enviornment where they normally harvest it.
Last weekend we went to Maine to see Mom and SD and to bob in the water with a couple of noodles. It was heaven.
We practiced CPR (Catch, Photo, Release)
Exhasted Samoyed puppies slept in strange positions after long boat rides. It's tiring to be bow puppy.
I wasn't leaving without picking up some local eggs so I decided to drive over to Mt Vernon to show husband the amazing general store, if they don't have it, you don't need it.
On the way we went through Belgrade and Rome and on the road to Mt Vernon there is a farm at the top of the hill that has a little shack with a cooler and a sign that reads EGGS and an old Folger's coffee tin as the honesty box. Mom and I call it Joe Cocker farm.
There is a barn with the doors open and 1970's radio is always playing. Joe Cocker's With a Little Help from my Friends was playing the first time we went. We have never spoken to anyone and there is no sign naming the farm so that is how we refer to it. Outside the barn are all sorts of cages with birds and rabbits, goats and pigs.
Here are some pics of some of the residents.
Is he a pheasant? I'm not sure who he is but he is handsome.
There are 3 or 4 white peacock and 1 gorgeous multi color one. There were some mighty ugly birds wandering around outside the cages I was wondering if they were the pea hens.
And last, if it works, a little snippet of my favorite sounds on the lake. We have a platoon of loons this year. Up to 9 or 10 of them swanning around, fishing in the morning, calling out from cove to cove in the evening and at night. I was grilling and I recorded this snippet, the noise in the background is Mom in the kitchen and my SD watching the Red Sox.