The “Cream List” of . . .

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October, 2014
well, summer has run another course & winter’s tuning up – file last updated july 7 – last night’s frost advisory a false alarm – but chimney should be cleaned soon, some firewood brought in – many peppers left to pick, otherwise garden a done deal – season’s song one of hungry deer & tomato blight – former feeding daily down street – new fence needed, along with resources to acquire & install – their appetites impressive & diverse – left not a bean plant, hardly a pea, salvaged escarole, kale, cucumbers – plot b tomato plants completely clobbered by blight, plot a plants produced modest crop before blighted – enough for fresh salsa, tomato-basil sauce, sandwiches, gazpacho, only canned dozen quarts – onion crop may last winter, ditto potatoes, bumper yields of summer squash, cucumbers, corn, carrots, pickled some beets, bushel of butternut, 1 large hubbard – picked blueberries in august & in September mcintosh apples at Clarkdale in Greenfield & dole in Shelburne – won’t starve – gerlach bookbinding collection found happy home at lilly library Indiana university – packed on Monday, driven on Tuesday, delivered on Wednesday, yours truly back home early Thursday – remarkable library, flowering campus, sprawling green college town circled by big box churches, gun & porn shops, farms – local bookseller open late Tuesday, anti-communist free-market economist libertarian Lithuanian – been back on bike & to Hampshire athletic club for nautilus & pool laps – summer papermania cancelled account of lagging building renovation – got to cape cod 3 september days – visited edie & sisters in Harwich port, headed for Nickerson state park, biked many miles on cape cod rail trail – zach turns 30 today (October 6) – appears very satisfied with radiology residency – just back from Allentown – competed with yom kippur – absent some sellers & buyers – pioneer valley show this sunday & yours truly will be postering as soon as catalog 225 sent to eagle – hosting family here Columbus day for food & apple picking –
herein you’ll find best of recent acquisitions, gleanings from various stockpiles, backrooms, bunkers, burrows . . .
at your service –
cover: item 110

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