Yesterday I finished watching a series of YouTube videos called “No Milk Today”, which was about a British man named Max Cotton (who happens to be my age, or perhaps a year older) who embarked on a yearlong journey to eat only items produced from his own farm. Along the way he grew vegetables, got milk from his cow, made cheese from the milk, baked bread from his wheat, picked grapes to make wine, and slaughtered some animals to produce meat. With the exception of the last bit, I very much wish that I could do the same. If this surprises anyone, you’ve not been paying attention…

I made my first Kaiser doctor appointment yesterday, a twenty minute consultation with my new GP which will cost me $200 toward my high deductible, which I have to satisfy in addition to paying $800/month for the luxury of being in their system. Our Healthcare System is broken…

Wordle: four, my starter was LAUGH
Connections: perfect, Purple > Green > Yellow > Blue

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36 Responses to 2024-06-18

  1. I’m baking what could turn out to be a horrible looking loaf of zucchini bread. It’s a recipe I’ve previously used, but today instead of spraying the tin with baking spray I decided to use a paper liner (like a huge muffin cup) which was too small to contain the batter. Time will tell…

  2. Steve says:

    Wordle in 6! That’s 2 6’s in a row.

    A very hot ride last night, starting with 2.5 miles of riding around the pastures looking for missing bell boots (hoof covers that help keep shoes on). Once on the road, I stopped multiple times and drank almost a whole bottle, also using some on me. Returned home and sat in the wash stall under the spray of the hose. Ugh.

    We’ve pulled the trigger for an actual vacation- fly to Boston, drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP, then to Mt Washington for the cog railway. Debbie is obsessed with lobster rolls, so there may be some of that. Leave on the 9th.


    • I can imagine how hot it was. I’m on the fence about whether or not I will ride tonight.

    • Bob says:

      You spelled it wrong Steve, it’s Bah Habah

    • Barb says:

      Steve – sounds like a wonderful vacation.
      Too bad you don’t know Itchy B*tch from Florida – she & her Scottish hubby have a place up in Maine for a good half of the year – as he can’t deal with the hot weather. She’s one of the 90s hashers I met back when I was young & travel hashed around the SE.
      I really want to go visit them one of these years.

      • Steve says:

        I have old Scottish friends that live up that way, but as we’re moving pretty quickly, I didn’t want to impose on anyone. We haven’t made a hotel reservation for the last night, so there is still a chance of dropping in. And Debbie would LOVE to move there for the summer. I told her she married the wrong man, but if she would hurry up and win the lottery, we could go real estate shopping while we’re there.

      • Jenka says:

        I would loooooove to do that. I’m already planning a month at a time at our cabin after we retire, but that’s not quite the same.

  3. My prophecy about zucchini may be manifesting. This morning I picked a zucchini that had been eaten, and the plant was inhabited by some yellow bugs, which apparently the larvae of squash beetles.

  4. Bob says:

    You are getting a cow? This is gonna get interesting 🙂

    HOA meeting last night, only a couple crazy neighbors to deal with and we have to spend way too much money on our pool again. I swear our clubhouse and pool is like a boat, just keep throwing money at it.
    Another busy week, my do trivia tonight, then bowling and ramble the next 2 nights. Maybe I can sneak a ride in before trivia.

  5. Barb says:

    had a nice boring day here yesterday.
    Did venture out to lunch at Mellow Mushroom with Sal, Kristina & Cathy (4 inch hole)
    Watched a bunch of TV (that Allan doesn’t like) that was recorded while I gone in Iowa.
    Today I hope to be more productive.

    Off to the dentist for a cleaning in a little while, got a call from them asking if I’d like to move my appt up to 0830 – I said I’ll stick with my 1030 appt. (that was a strange call)

  6. Barb says:

    yellow – green – blue – purple
    and 5 for Wordle – it was not working for me today

  7. Sally says:

    Barbara Kingsolver sort of did the same thing with her family. Moved them from Arizona to Appalachia abandoning the industrial food pipeline to live a life for one year buying only foods raised in their own neighborhood, grown themselves, or learned to live without. She wrote a book about it. The book also contained some tasty recipes. As I recall they were each allowed one cheat. Of course hers was coffee as they couldn’t grow their own coffee beans. I think one of the kids was pop tarts. lol Lovely 6 mile hike yesterday with Kristina and Cathy at Kennesaw and then met Barb for lunch. Dogsitting an elderly beagle this week. Low maintenance. GUTS run tonight.

  8. Jenka says:

    Long day of travel, got to Toronto at dinner time. We walked about six blocks and found a cute pub that was showing the Blue Jays-Red Sox game as well as the Celtics in the NBA finals. Yay for me! We watched the whole thing so we didn’t get back to our hotel until like 11. I was exhausted.

    Tonight we’re going to the game!

  9. Barb says:

    Back from the dentist – nothing wrong, just a cleaning – so they had to figure out something to make me spend money – I’m going to get a night guard.

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