Friday, August 24, 2007

Load of Spaghetti Sauce cooking

This is the first load of spaghetti meat sauce for 2007. This batch made 12 quarts. this will feed the old people for the next year. I plan to make at least 1 more batch. So far I have picked 955 tomatoes, and there are lots more on the vines.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Beginning of tomato Crops are in.

My tomato crop so far has been good. I have 98 plants, but some were planted very late and may not produce. Picture shows tomatoes rippening on a table in the garage. I pick them partially green to avoid the slugs and animals. So far I have picked over 600. I am only counting them because I am curious to see how many tomatoes my 98 plants can produce. I have enough ripe now that I must start peeling them and cooking to make spaghetti sauce. This is a long process which stinks and messes up the kitchen much to the chagrin of the boss.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

It's not a striper, but I guess a bluefin is ok.

Capt. Andrew Cumming took Jimmy tuna fishing. I guess they knew what they were doing. They quickly nailed this nice tuna. It is nice having a friend who is a guide.

French Drain project almost done.

I worked all day yesterday on the French Drain project. I finish digging everything and got the pipe buried. I didn't even cut the gas line, but had to make the line going across the driveway shallow since I hit the gas line warning tape. Today I will finish filling the sump hole and install the plastic edging. Moving the extra stone may have to wait for another day. My back is getting tired. I just hope it holds up today. Well, I am off to work. I must get done so I can get back to fishing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

I finally got some fish after not fishing for 20 days.

On Wed 8/15/07 I started fishing again after 20 days off. I am hoping the action has improved. Now all the beaches are open to oversand vehicles. Goodbye to the plovers. May the natives in Central American enjoy their food which we protect so dearly. Started the day fishing Pleasant bay at day break. I got six bass fishing by the new inlet. Not great but at least I got some action fishing the outgoing tide. Lots of eel grass made the fishing a little tough. That night I went to Nauset inlet. I was so happy to see the beach was open even though there was some mung to hamper my efforts. I picked up 4 bass there including one keeper 29 inches. It is a sad situation when a 29 inch fish is a big deal. Will the big fish ever return to the beach or is the bass population really in trouble as I believe. I plan to start fishing more frequently as the fall approaches, but I must finish my french drain project.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Starting a new project

Yesterday I started a new project to stop erosion of the lawn by the barn. I am installing a french drain which will hopefully do the job. All diggers are welcome. Jim was the first to pitch in.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Water line installation to the barn

Fishing has been so lousy this week Michael and I installed a water line to the barn. We used the pictured Ditch Witch to do the digging. The rented machine worked great and sure saved us lots of time. It will be nice having a handy water supply for my green house. More pictures can be seen at my Flickr account at