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We left very early for Vermont, after we did a 2 mile run together at 5:30 AM. What a GREAT day. It was sunny and cool. We had the yorkie girls in their 'front packs' and took them with us. We arrived at our friend's house in the country, past St. Johnsbury, 'way up there' in Vermont at about 10 AM. He had the most lovely 1 1/4 inch thick cedar boards ready for us, and we loaded them in the van, and were on our way. We stopped and had our picnic lunch at a beautiful place along the Connecticut River. It was so glorious driving through Franconia Notch and the White Mountains. I took some photos, which I will have in another post.
We stopped at the 1781 Country Store in Moultonboro on our way back, got a small bag full of 3" rosehead nails. Winding our way the last few miles home, on a country road, we stopped at Bart's. He has a trailer set up every summer afternoon, and sells the BEST of fresh seafood. We bought a large piece of seabass to grill for dinner. 20 minutes later we were home, and still had a couple of hours of afternoon to build our raised beds. (I love the circular saw, the smell of sawdust--- and doing all the DIY stuff.)
It only took us about an hour and a half, and we now have 2, 8 inch tall, cedar raised bed gardens in the kitchen garden. One is 4 x8, and one is 4 x 6. The cedar, like the studded batten doors we made for our house, will 'weather' beautifully, and will be a soft gray-brown in a few months! All we need now is some dirt, and some cow manure from our neighbor.
I made some twice-baked potatoes with chives from the garden, soy milk, and lo-fat cheddar, and Adam BBQ'd the sea bass with just a little olive oil and salt and pepper. I made a simple sauce of 50/50 butter, fresh lemon juice, dill, and capers, and poured it over the fish. OH MY! This was as good or better than lobster. Perfectly cooked, charred outside and juicy and moist inside, it melted in your mouth. This was the finale of a perfect day.
Well, my friends, here are a couple pictures of the new 17thc. kitchen garden with the crushed stone down.
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