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Hump Day Has Arrived!

Like a rifle shot, we zipped to the backyard for the pesky rabbits, and no evidence was found!  I think we did them in!  There is no place to go, so they are likely with the homeless in Santa Ana smoking pot and getting tattoos.

Mary and I are bringing some tomatoes to the gym this morning. We hope this veggie peace offering will distract our trainers from tearing us limb from limb during our workout! Who knew tomatoes could be the ultimate gym buddies?

Wish us luck, and may the tomato power be with us!

Gift basket for our trainers

After exercising and losing almost 400 calories, we went to the bagel store and put them right back on! We met the owner this morning, and he mentioned he bought the place eleven years ago from some folks escaping California. The shop has been in business since the 1960s.

Mary gets the energy bar, and I do my best detective impression, searching for a bagel with jalapeños hidden inside! Crumbs everywhere, clues nowhere.”

From there, we went shopping at our favorite store, Home Depot! We got hose equipment to water the last of the pots on our patio in preparation for our trip to the Caribbean in a few weeks. We also got some additional rabbit fencing, as they can jump three feet; now, they have to jump six feet over a sharp fence. Bye-bye, bunnies!

This is our onion drying rack. Onions are typically dried, or “cured,” to fully dry their outer skins before storing. Depending on the method and weather conditions, the drying process can take a few days to a couple of weeks. When the onions are dry, their skins should be papery, their leaves shriveled, and their roots dry and wiry.  The leaves turn brown, and after a week, we put them inside the HeShed until needed.

We dry the onions outside when the weather gets hot.

This tomato gets a longevity award!  This is his second year of producing excellent Toma tomatoes. Tomato plants are considered perennials, but they typically die during the winter due to frost and must be replanted annually. However, in some tropical and subtropical regions with mild winters, tomato plants can act like perennials and continue to produce fruit for multiple years if they are protected from cold temperatures.

Year number two and still producing.

Our peppers are coming along nicely! Mary cuts them open, stuffs them with cream cheese, and wraps them in turkey bacon. We call them Ratonas or little rats because we are careful when preparing to leave their stems on (tails).

Mild peppers are always good!

The rest of the afternoon, we worked on the patio and in the yard, away from our cleaning staff.

We rested the rest of the day watching some TV and having a lite dinner.


About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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