Ready for Spring

The seedlings are doing well down in the basement. I've got Broccoli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Green and Orange bell peppers, habaneros, sweet italian peppers, parsley, sage, cilantro, oregano, three kinds of basil, chives, marjoram, thyme, dill, green onions, 3 kinds of lettuce, 5 kinds of tomato, snapdragons, poppies, globe amaranth, marigold, zinnia, catmint, and hyssop. Vegetable garden space will be limited so I only have one or two of each thing.  I fertilized with fish emulsion this week so things are a little fragrant.


On Saturday Dylan and I walked down to the first Formaggio kitchen sidewalk barbecue of spring. We tried the pulled brisket and pulled lamb sandwiches. The brisket was tasty but the lamb was amazing. Luckily this happens every Saturday through the spring and summer so we can try all the other tasty menu items as well.  Afterwards we took a long (5 miles!) walk through Cambridge. We happened upon a winter farmer's market and stopped into a nice pub for a beer.

Today we stopped at the donut shop before going to the hardware store. I was told that at least in Watertown, a "regular" coffee implies cream and sugar, but they were still nice about pouring me a replacement cup of black coffee. Dylan and I sat at the counter and listened to the old guys at the next table discuss the union and the many reasons why they didn't become firefighters.

Henry continues to settle into his new home.  He has found the sunspot in the middle of the dining room floor and spends most of the morning there.