Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We awoke last night -- actually it was about 2:30 am today -- to a load crack, almost like lightening, accompanied by a bright flash of light. Did anyone else hear or see this? If it was lightening, it was very strange because there were no more sounds and no other signs of a storm.

Very strange, indeed ....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hamilton-Lauraville Tuesday Market: Been there yet?

I can't believe that I have yet to make it to the Hamilton-Lauraville Tuesday Market, but it's that "Tuesday" part that makes it tough for me. I'm a big fan of the Waverly Market on Saturdays and the one under 83 on Sundays. School nights are not good for going anywhere.

I am hoping this may be the week, though. (Especially after seeing "Julie & Julia"on Sunday!)

Here's a description from the Harbel Calendar:
"Come enjoy the craft, flower, and food vendors at this community based farmers market. Two of the vendors providing fresh local meat, fruits, and vegetables are:

Ferguson Family Farm – located in Baltimore County, MD offering naturally raised Berkshire pork using sustainable agricultural practices, such as rotating pastures and not using growth hormones or antibiotics.

Tuckey’s Mountain Grown Berries, Fruits and Vegetables - from just 15 miles north west of historic Gettysburg, PA, offering a full line of berries, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, jams and jellies and fresh fruit pies."
Have you been there yet? What are your thoughts?

photo from a great blog: Hamilton Crop Circle

Friday, August 21, 2009

Green Post: Farmers' Market at the White House?

We try to stay out of politics here (most of the time), so please don't pile on this as a political post. This is for all the gardeners out there, and for anyone who is concerned about food -- sustainability, diet, farmers, the whole thing. I think this is great:

Obama wants to set up White House farmers market

President Obama said on Thursday that he and the First Lady are looking into setting up a farmers market just outside the White House, which might sell food from the White House garden or from local farmers. The president said it could give the city of Washington, D.C., “more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Just an FYI

I don't want to get all "Ah! Crime in the neighborhood" here, but I thought this was worth noting from today's Police Blotter:
Northeastern Baltimore
Robbery A boy, 15, was standing outside a snowball stand at Woodlea Avenue and Walther Boulevard about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck in the face by two other teenage boys who robbed him of his cell phone. The crew of a city police helicopter was over the crime scene moments later and spotted a youth fitting the description of one of the robbers walking about two blocks away. Ground units arrested him. A short time later, police arrested the second suspect nearby. Police said the victim's cell phone was not recovered.
'Cause if it's not safe to buy a snowball at the Walther Boulevard stand anymore, then we're in trouble ....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Surfing around the Baltimore Internets

Those of you who know me, know that I am about the least "crafty" person around. but that doesn't mean I don't admire those who have a talent for this thing called "craft." So you may be interested in this Baltimore blog that I just stumbled across:
Baltimore etsy street team

And "crafts" often lead to "gifts," which can be found in a new store called "The Heart of Hamilton." You can read more about it and other goings-on in Hamilton:
Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street News

Find a recipe for "some seriously delicious ice cream":
Coconut & Lime

And finally, let's get ready for some football!
Redskins blog
(hey -- what can I say?)