Somehow we've managed to blog on consecutive days - the first two days of June, no less - so I figured we'd have a blog-a-thon and blog all of June away. We're going to blog like it's 1999. I know, this is way too exciting, but stay calm. Not sure how this is going to work, but we'll do our best(Ashley doesn't know she's part of this yet, so shhhh).
So what would a post be without the progress of our beloved Tomatoes? They are adapting nicely after their shocking transplant to the outside world and as the soil warms we should hopefully be in business very soon. This is my first attempt at growing Tomatoes from seed, so hopefully they don't sprout dirty socks or something.
And while we're at it, here's our basil pot equipped with dill sprouting out of the top thus far. It's not the most exciting thing yet, but once again, with the humidity and heat just around the corner, I expect these guys to explode with happiness in no time at all.
Gouge [gouj] noun, verbexample: 9.to extort from, swindle, or overcharge.
Check out the receipt to the right. I hadn't filled up my Jeep in ages. So, when I purchased 16.527 Gallons of Regular unleaded gas at $3.99, it left me at $66 and change. How can this continue? 10 years ago, it was 99 cents at Shell on 236. That would have been $16 to fill up my tank. As recently as a couple of years ago, I think it was around $2.25, and that was reasonable enough at $35 or somehing. But $4? This is outrageous.
But this isn't half as bad the rest of the world, literally. The Netherlands currently sits atop this list at nearly $10 a gallon. The Uk isn't far behind at $9 a gallon. Truckers - aka, Lorry drivers - recently threatened to block off all routes into London in protest to the prices that apparently have no ceiling.
I'll be at the Gnats(I'm an O's fan) game on Thursday, and as regular readers know - all 3 of you - our CSA begins on Thursday. Our box is going to include Asparagus, Strawberries, Kale, Spring Onions, Genovese Basil. Super!