We met in Healdsburg at the Safeway Starbucks and headed for the farmers market across the street. As I have a bounty of volunteer tomatillos in the garden, tacos are on the menu. We’ll need some cilantro (coriander), found some at the Mexican booth, perfect. Raven wants carrots, scored, tomatoes for tacos, those wrinkly ones look good and a red sweet pepper. I want another small melon and another batch of cornichon pickles are  always good. My buddy Joe was to meet but isn’t here, let’s head out. A stop at Shelton’s for organic corn tortillas, an avocado, a local meyer lemon and some tarragon for the pickles, to home.

I started chopping O chicken breast to marinade as Raven arrived. She’s painting in gold today, the fru-fru patterns on the corner posts, looking good. I roasted the tomatillos in a covered fry pan turning once to brown the ends. Lemon, a small walla walla onion from the garden, a half clove of garlic, a pinch of basil and oregano from the garden, a bunch of cilantro, all in the blender. Wow, this is good, I left out the hot pepper cause I don’t like it. Tasty stuff, in the fridge to cool. Chopped the tomatoes from the market plus one from the work gardens, then the rest.

I studied under the main sink in the vardo, I’ll need a slide bolt attached in back, near the wall. There’s no room near the aisle as the pump transformer is in the way. A couple hinges up front so we can open the counter to remove the stove as necessary. We’ll need parts from Restore.

Hungry, cooked the marinated chicken bits in the pan with the extra garlic thrown in. Toasted tortillas in the other pan with a drop of water each to steam. Grated cheese, it’s ready, just as Joe showed up, perfect as there’s plenty. Great lunch.

We talked of gourd tepees, I have  bamboo, We went out back to the pile and selected some decent pieces, stripped of side branches and toted home. Maybe some for curtain rods in the vardo.

Raven wants to hit Salvation Army, Joe too, I’m up for that. Off we go in Joe’s new car. Raven found a bunch of fabric for curtains and nice throw pillows, I got a pasta machine for a buck and a Skill saw cheap. Joe refrained so I loaned him the pasta machine.



Back home, I cut a sunflower for Haven to roast. Raven played with the fabric as Joe and I worked on tuning the sewing machine. We’ll need it to sew the curtains, cushions, etc. Got  it to work for a while, but needs more adjustments, close though, a better understanding.



A good day.

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