Saturday morning market.

Everything’s coming up green. Finally.


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21 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. LAMary said on April 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    We started our tomato seeds last weekend and we’ve been eating lettuces from the container garden for a couple of weeks. The thyme, sage, rosemary and flat leaf parsley make it through the winter. We’re spoiled.

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  2. Deborah said on April 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The Farmers Market here started having booths outside again, it was jammed with people today. Only bought chives, wish they had morels, but I was told they don’t grow that well in this area (too dry?). We walked over to Whole Foods to see if they had morels, no luck. Is it too early?

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  3. Kirk said on April 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    When I was buying shiitakes at the Giant Eagle yesterday, I noticed that morels were on sale, too ($59/lb.)

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  4. beb said on April 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    From Steven Benens “This Week in God:

    A fascinating story out of North Carolina: “A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.”

    Jesus as a homeless person… That will make you think.

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  5. Basset said on April 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Earth Day today, at least here. walked all over the park with a backpack full of dead batteries and spiral lightbulbs looking for somewhere to recycle them, but no.

    I remember the first one, picking up trash in the schoolyard in Bloomfield, Indiana.

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  6. Dave said on April 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    If the first one was 1972, like I think it was, I helped pick up trash at Walnut Township High School (Millersport, OH), where I was student teaching. A whole other story.

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  7. Kirk said on April 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm says first one was in 1970. I was wrapping up high school. No way was it observed where I went to school, where I’m sure it was considered a comm-symp, hippie, McGovernite plot.

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  8. MarkH said on April 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    It was indeed 1970 as Kirk said, the year I graduated high school. We did observe it at our high school, Mariemont, in suburban Cincinnati. Can’t remember what we did except some trash clean-up.

    Dave, that was my community you mentioned you drove through to get to Clare yard in your railroad days sometime back. Coincidentally, I lived for a time in your old hometown, Pickerington.

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  9. Deborah said on April 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I wasn’t aware of earth day until at least a decade after it started.

    I watched “Philmena” tonight and “Frozen” a couple of nights ago. Dame Judy is amazing, Frozen was just OK. Looking forward to the second episode of Mad Men tomorrow night.

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  10. MichaelG said on April 20, 2014 at 2:04 am

    I’m starting chemo on Tuesday. My daughter will be with me at the hospital and will drive me to my Ex wife’s house afterwards. Yes, I’ll be staying with my Ex next week. My illness has brought all of us closer and while I don’t see reconciling with T, this is the silver lining in the cloud. I’m hoping that this summer all of this will be behind me (us) and that I will be able to resume my life.

    I got a hair cut (short) today and told my barber that it would be several months before I would see him again. I’ve been seeing Gary for twenty years and he’s over 70. You think things are going to go on forever but there comes a point when you realize they aren’t. It isn’t just your own mortality that you’re facing but that of all those around you.

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  11. Deborah said on April 20, 2014 at 4:27 am

    MichaelG, thinking about you as you face this next phase. Sounds like you’ve got a good support group, glad to hear that.

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  12. Sherri said on April 20, 2014 at 9:36 am

    MichaelG, I hope the best for you.

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  13. Dorothy said on April 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Earth Day was a good day to bring our bees to our new home in Dayton.

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  14. basset said on April 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    We bought several plants and packages of seeds, mostly herbs but including one ghost pepper. That should be interesting in a few weeks.

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  15. coozledad said on April 20, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Justice Antonin “The Wrist” Scalia at the Tennessee School of Law and Bricklaying:

    “The Constitution is not a living organism for Pete’s sake,” he said. “It’s a law. It means what it meant when it was adopted.”

    So the Republican appointed justices are unambiguously pro-slavery? I wonder what those 3/5ths of human beings might have to say about that shit.

    Scalia should be prosecuted under the Alien and Sedition acts and be forced go back to rolling drunks on Mulberry street for loose change.

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  16. Dave said on April 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Our wedding was on Earth Day, purely coincidental, April 22, 1978.

    MarkH, is it true that a lot of people in Mariemont didn’t even know the railroad was down there along the Little Miami River. We always heard the urban rumor that a lot of folks didn’t know it was there because it was hidden down below.

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  17. MarkH said on April 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Dave, while it’s true a good number of people weren’t aware of its existence, most everyone who lived there up through the ’70s knew about it. Especially if you lived within a block of Miami Bluff Drive, which was where the road to the yard came out. The locomotive noise was pretty pronounced, day and night. It’s mostly gone, no longer in use now, and pretty much forgotten. When in high school, my buddies and I used to hang out there frequently along the tracks and the bridge to Newtown. The workers were friendly to us as well, as long as we didn’t cause trouble. We could eat a mal and buy candy and such at the station house. Great youth memories, I must say.

    Michael G, mega-thoughts and prayers to you as you begin treatment. It’s a blessing to have those people there, I’m sure. As I mentioned here some time ago, we have a non-smoker close family friend with stage 4 lung cancer. The chemo kicks her butt, but she is showing some progress, tumors are shrinking. Her spirit keeps her bouncing back each time. Hang in there, friend.

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  18. MarkH said on April 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    We could eat a MEAL. Sheesh…

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  19. Deborah said on April 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Lovely Easter day in Santa Fe, we spent some time outside weeding, planting some herbs. Hope we don’t kill the herbs, mostly mint, some sage, oregano and possibly basil. I think the basil will die, we’ve tried planting it before with no luck. This came with 3 herbs to a pot so we didn’t get to pick exactly which ones we wanted. It smells great where we planted, keeping our fingers crossed. We’re supposed to have thunderstorms in a couple of hours, we ‘ll see, they said the same thing yesterday and it didn’t happen. Our landlord is coming over soon and we’re going to sign a three year lease, she loves us because we’re making so many improvements, she’s not raising our rent and with this new lease we’ll have 3 more years with the same rate. This is mainly for Little Bird so it’s all good.

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  20. Dexter said on April 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Just got back from Columbus via Toledo to return grandson home. That means a drive up I-75 from the Findlay interchange. Traffic on I-75 was a real bitch. Totally dead-stopped and then a slow crawl for miles on end. Reason? Coppers had pulled over a motorhome and of course all cars merged all the way left into one lane for “safety”. I hope these safety measures don’t end up in a huge 80 mph crack-up some day. That SUV in my rearview was barreling hard and barely stopped behind me.
    Easter was great, big family party at my son-in-law’s sister’s house. Big home-cooked ham and turkey dinner last night and today a seafood restaurant meal, then home.

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  21. Dexter said on April 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Oh boy…just received word from Las Vegas, Nevada that my 22 year old grandson turned in front of oncoming traffic and was struck while driving his Ford Escort car. The air bag inflated and forced his hands into his face, knocking out four front teeth and totally splitting his lower lip requiring fifteen stitches. He rarely drinks and was sober, which is good, but he was charged with causing a serious accident, bad for him and his future car insurance.

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