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Cinnamon Buns

Spouse is flying off to Spain tonight for 10 days. This seemed to inspire some nesting instinct, prompting me to make two dozen maple-glazed cinnamon buns. What the hell am I going to do with all of these?

Spouse has gone off to give four of them to a sick friend. My stepfather is staying over tonight after the Sox game so we can have some for breakfast before we head up to Vermont tomorrow. I think I'll freeze four or six and just bring the rest up to Vermont to make other people fat.

But boy do they look, and taste good!

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More gardening

We started planting yesterday. All the seeds we had went in and we're waiting on the tomatoes and cukes to grow in the greenhouse and some potatoes and flowering herbs are on their way.

Here one of the students plants some nasturtium seeds in a corner plot. Two mounds for pumpkins and decorative gourds also went into the corners (two opposite corners. the potatoes and peas go in the other two corners) and the flowering herbs will be placed there too. The rest of the crops will be:
mesculin greens (I didn't check the seed pack, but isn't that a variety of several types of greens?)
pole beans


The student environmental group at work asked if we could start a garden. After bringing it to a few people in charge and talking with people who actually garden (none of them do) they got permission and space was allotted. This then became a community project, with anyone allowed to join in. A good thing too since the students don't tend to be around during the summer!

Last week I joined two staff members in one of the campus greenhouses to start some seeds. The garden space had been marked out and there was even a ground breaking ceremony with blessings and everything (I missed all that). Then the landscaping department came in to take up the sod and turn the soil for us. Hooray! Less back-breaking work for us! A garden planner came in to help set what should go where (this is WAY more professional than anything I've ever done in the yard) and then we were all set to get to work

Today I went out and met up with two of the students working on the plot. The plan was to mark off…