Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme -- 05/18/11

Yes, of course, a reference to Simon & Garfunkel and Scarborough Fair (and yes, I have been a fan of theirs since "Sounds of Silence" in 1965 if I'm playing a music CD there's a good chance that it is one from their three CD greatest hits album).

So, naturally, how can I resist having parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme planted in my garden? The answer, of course, is that I can never resist.
I started planting about a week and a half ago -- stuff I bought at the URI East Farm spring show (which I had mentioned last time) and also from The Farmer's Daughter (which is probably the source of almost half of my vegetable and herb plantings).

Then this past Saturday Nancy and I went to Faella Farm (in Peace Dale) where I got more herbs and vegetables (and Nancy got some of their honey and also a couple of decorative plants -- I grow stuff to eat and she grows stuff to look at).
(Plus on Saturday I also picked up some more stuff at The Farmer's Daughter.)

I was working away Saturday afternoon, planting and weeding and such until late in the afternoon and I was wondering what to fix for dinner when Nancy told me she was going in to take a shower. This puzzled me because it was almost five o'clock and I didn't see how she could shower and dress and make it to the five o'clock service.
That's when she reminded me that we had tickets for a play at Trinity Rep in Providence -- I'd forgotten. So I had put my gardening toys away and also take a shower. We made good time going up to Providence and Trinity Brewhouse wasn't too crowded. (Note, the theatre company was first begun in space borrowed in Trinity Methodist Church at Trinity Square -- the name stuck but they are now located at least half a mile or more from Trinity Square. And I assume brew pub/restaurant took its name based on its distinguished neighbor.)
On Sunday I went to a Lowe's -- where they were having a sale on bags of mulch. Nancy wanted only light brown/tan mulch -- to match what she was using in the front -- but all they had was black mulch and red mulch. So I just bought two bags of cow manure... and four pepper plants (one jalapeno, one red cherry pepper, one green pepper, and one yellow pepper)... and then I came home and planted them plus a few plants I hadn't had time to get to on Saturday.
And then on Monday night we went to The Mews Tavern (where we got to sit in Nancy's favorite spot in the restaurant -- the Dog Pound -- a semi-private room that seats six comfortably (and there were six of us with Jeremy's friends) and is closed off by western saloon type swinging doors. Regular readers know that Jeremy doesn't care for cake (never has, not even when he was little) so Nancy bakes a large pizza-sized birthday cookie every year (as mentioned in 2006 and 2007 and 2008 and 2009). The art work on this year's cookie is meant to represent Jeremy's current vigorous work-out routine. The Mews was cool -- they had no objection to us bringing Jeremy's birthday cookie in and lighting candles on it, etc. during our post-meal celebration. (In the photo below, Katie and Jeremy.)
Jill and Chris are returning from their Florida vacation tonight and Jeremy will be driving up to Logan Airport in Boston to pick them up. Their flight was supposed to arrive at 9:22 tonight but Jill just called to say they announced a 45 minute delay in departure time, so it will be a few minutes past 10 when they arrive in Boston.

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