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April 2020

Hi everyone, (Sorry for the delay. We were minutes away from hitting the "publish" button this morning, when our site's host crashed. BDH and Little Buddha stayed on top of things, and now we're ready to go, so let's get to it!) Welcome back! We've made it through the first third of 2020, so give yourself a round of applause. Here's hoping the next four months lighten up a bit. I finished spreading the compost yesterday, so gardening season is officially off and running. Still a little sore and stiff, but it's not as bad as yesterday, and things should... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm moving slowly so far, but it's for a good reason. I had a great time spreading the compost around the garden yesterday. It was a blast to be outside in nice weather, and not having to worry about wearing a mask or being around people, while I helped the plants get ready for the summer. Not sure why, but I seemed to be getting it done faster than usual, and at one point, I thought I might actually be able to finish it all in one day. That was incorrect. I called... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I was just doing a little stretching before you got here. After a little confusion yesterday, I was eventually able to push back our compost delivery to today. It's still gloomy outside, but it's not supposed to rain again for 48 hours, which makes all the difference. The compost is much easier to spread when it's relatively dry, so I'm happy about the schedule change. However, I've got get loose before the fun begins. In the meantime, BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It's looking pretty gloomy outside at the moment. I left a message at the garden nursery over the weekend to see if we could get today's compost delivery pushed back to Tuesday. However, we are supposed to get it first thing this morning, so we'll see if they get the message in time. Either way, we've got a few days of spreading that around the garden to keep us busy this week. Of course, I handle the actual labor portion, while BDH and Little Buddha supervise from the window. Let's check out the... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone still in one piece? I was just talking to BDH and Little Buddha about today's to-do list. I need to mail something, so that's going to be my excuse to take a short walk at some point this afternoon. Other than that, it looks like we'll be taking care of the houseplants for a bit and stretching in anticipation of Monday's compost delivery for the garden. The guys just told me that there's snow in Monday's forecast. Sounds about right. Anyway, that's where we're at right now. There's a fresh pot of... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and congratulations on making it through another week! That calls for a round of applause. Sorry we're a little late. BDH and Little Buddha thought I might benefit from not turning on the alarm before I went to bed last night. Sleep is a weird deal these days. I'm out cold for about the first three hours, and then it's hit-or-miss. I don't usually have insomnia, but I might wake up 10 times for the remainder of the evening, so it's not always that restful. It seemed to catch up with me yesterday, thus the suggestion... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're all doing well, although it's just a touch chilly in here. I'm reminded that it is in fact only about the third week in April, so that's still going to happen this time of year. The days are all blurring together just a bit these days, but at least BDH and Little Buddha are still keeping track of the calendar for us. In any case, it should warm up soon. The guys made you coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. Just when you... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone here is doing okay at the moment. We had a solid rain for a few hours yesterday afternoon which was good for the garden. Things are just about ready for next week's compost delivery. I have to go grocery shopping later, and of course that's an adventure these days. I'll try to be in and out of there as quickly as possible. Other than that, we're just plugging away and keeping our distance from everyone. BDH and Little Buddha just made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm hobbling a bit at the moment. I scheduled the annual compost delivery yesterday, which means that the garden needs to be cleaned up first. I was outside for about six hours, raking and weeding. The back half of the garden looks pretty good, but I want to get to the front half before it rains this afternoon. That's going to require some stretching first. It was great to be outside, particularly while the painter finished the kitchen wall. That project was not well-timed, but it could not have gone smoother. BDH and... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We hope you had a good weekend. It was fine on our end. Of course, today is April 20, so cheers to all of you who find a reason to celebrate the day. Today is also Patriots Day, but there's no Boston Marathon, as the coronavirus continues to surge in Massachusetts. It feels weird not to be cheering the runners, but we will hopefully get the chance to do it in September. I might get in some garden work while the painter finishes in the kitchen this afternoon. BDH and Little Buddha just... Read more →