Big Village Trip and Tiny Russian Village meanderings…

coffee-partyA trip to the Big Village is and can be an interesting diversion from normal Tiny Russian Village life. Yesterday, I ended up with three people going with me and it was an interesting time. Two of them were born and raised in the Tiny Russian Village and I was shown the hospital where one was born. He also told me how he walked to school to a nearby village; rain, sleet, snow and or shine. Five kilometers one way to school…

Except for not being in miles, I have heard that kind of stuff before. It is called the olden days and we did not think about how terrible things were. We just did what we had to do, to get it done. I lived the same way and we really should garner some courage and get back to our roots and toughen up some…

When I go to the Big Village, it is okay that people want to go also. It saves them a whole bunch of money. We have two big chain grocery stores in the Big Village and when you can buy new potatoes at 30 rubles a kilo and older potatoes at 18 rubles a kilo; then that makes a difference. The truck that comes out on Fridays, potatoes are 75 rubles a kilo. Not good…

Now if I was a some Russia hater, I would use the avto-market truck as the only price and claim that Russia is over run with rampant destruction of its economy, due to sanctions. 😉

Sorry Charlie! Not true….prices are really okay and people are not hurting, well except some people want their special cheeses from Europe and life is centered around those cheeses. Those people are nuts…

Therefore, yesterday the Volga was fully loaded as we came home. Packed with people, packed with food and everyone was, “Happy Happy Joy Joy…”

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The Tiny Russian Village is busy right now and I am filling the wells again. It is hot and gardens need watering and kids need water to play in and I need water to pour over my head, to get heat relief…

Speaking of gardens; our peas are done and I will pick the last of them today. Then dig them under to fertilize the ground again. The tomatoes are getting big and we will have a bunch of them. I get to eat about six strawberries today, that is after four yesterday. Yummy! The turnips are done and I need to pull them, I will eat lots of boiled turnips in the next month. Yummy! Beets are still growing and rutabagas are doing their thing. I love new potatoes, so I am digging them up now and going to even have several meals of new potatoes and turnips. I will mash them, smash them, fry them, bake them and broil them. I will even try to grill them when Svetochka comes again…

Today I will make a salad of turnip greens, beet greens, onion greens, garlic greens, shelled peas and the last of the delicious Caesar salad mix. Yummy…

The apples are almost ready and I eat one a day to keep the doctor away. We have just hundreds and hundreds of wonderful apples…

Our T-Rose is getting ready to bloom. Looks like three buds will bloom in the next week period. I hope the heat does not hurt them. One is showing white blossoms as I write this. I will get pictures of our rose experiment…

Gardens are the best…

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I got to go! I have to check the wells and it is going to be hot today. I did laundry yesterday and when it is happily baked in the heat, I will bring it in. Today, I need to rest! I kinda feel the need, just walk the dog five or six times and read a book…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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