This is what I got for a $300 water bill.

Started from seeds, Four O’clock flowers.Blanche_DSC0370

clipping_DSC0375 Moms flower bed IMG_0421It’s been a lousy year for cucumbers and the tomatoes have been slow to ripen but we’ve still made a lot of salads from fixings from the garden.  The herbs in the porch planters make a delicious Buttermilk Ranch Dressing;


1 cup buttermilk (or mayonnaise)

1/2 cup sour cream

Chives IMG_0393

1/2 teaspoon dried chives (or fresh)

Italian Parsley IMG_0398

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (or fresh Italian Parsley)

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Next year I’m going to plant some fresh Dill and Green Onions.  I’ve tried garlic but the garlic at the farm stand is better.

Basil and Rosemary IMG_0396

The Basil also goes into the salad and chopped up and tossed into the pasta with olive oil. The Rosemary with lamb and chicken.


About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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3 Responses to This is what I got for a $300 water bill.

  1. Will says:

    Nice!, I’ve been gardening since I was a kid, and am active locally with the Master Gardener program and the green industry. This year was a bust, as I had foot problems in June, and that threw a monkey wrench into my plans. Do you use rain barrels? That saves us a lot. I mulch like mad as well.


    • Mulch, mulch, mulch… yup.
      I should be using rain barrels as I have a large garage with a lot of S.F., but this year it would have been a bust. After only 2.5 inches in July. Less than .5 in in August and under one inch (so far) in Sept. it would have been inadequate for my needs.

      I’m actually looking into a well. When we cleared the area behind the garage for planting they found a colonial era well (filled in). There are wetlands several hundred yards away in the nearby park so I think that might be worth the money, and putting money into increasing the value of the property is probably the best thing to do with your money these days.


      • Will says:

        Yah, I see. Be great to get that well active. Hope the town doesn’t get involved with those wetlands so close. I worked on the upper and mid Cape in the eighties and the Conservation Commissions were brutal to deal with. Bristol and Plymouth counties weren’t much different. A few of us at church were discussing codes, etc, I related my experiences back home, and they were rather taken aback at the BS one had to go through to get permits and the like. The Reds have been making a lot of noise the last few days, so I expect some more new mandates will be handed down from the crown soon.


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