The Welcoming Mary Prentiss Inn

Welcoming guests from all walks of life!

Cosmos American Goldfinch ©Kim Smith 2015Hmmm, looks tasty…

Cosmos Goldfinch ©Kim Smith 2015

don’t mind if I do!

Last week on my Mary Prentiss Inn garden check up I was greeted by a fine pair of goldfinches. They were breakfasting on the expiring cosmos and weren’t at all bothered my presence tidying up the garden. The garden is coming into full summer bloom and has become the neighborhood mecca for pollinators. See the Mary Prentiss Inn website with a new video showcasing the Inn’s many outstanding architectural features and lovely decor: The Mary Prentiss Inn.

Hibiscus ©Kim Smith 2015 copy

A pair of red hibiscus topiaries greet the guests at the entryway.

Mary Prentiss Inn Cambridge -3 ©Kim Smith 2015

Mary Prentiss Inn Cambridge -2 ©Kim Smith 2015Mary Prentiss Inn Cambridge -4 ©Kim Smith 2015Mary Prentiss Inn Cambridge ©Kim Smith 2015jpgProprietor Jennifer Fandetti’s colorful pots at the Inn’s secret garden courtyard.

Amazing Pig Roaster and Smoker Available

Rubber Duck is replacing her oil furnace with propane. So the oil tank is no longer useful. But as we were standing around staring at it someone said, “You know you can make an awesome smoker or pig rotisserie grill out of that puppy!”Oil tank soon to be pig roaster.

Well shoot, a google of “Convert oil tank into smoker” and the hits and images are endless complete with step by step directions.Pig Smoker

Now I could just send this to the metal man for disposal but would it not be more fun to have a dear friend of mine who invites me to cookouts to take this thing off my hands and make a pig roaster out of it?

So here is the deal. First person to convince me they have the brains and brawn to convert this tank to a roaster who will also invite me to at least the first two pig roasts gets the tank. I will deliver a bone dry tank to your backyard and even help saw the lid into it. If there are multiple entries Rubber Duck will decide who really is committed to frequent pig roasting, brisket smoking, rib smoking, and the like. Be creative with your proposals.

Google: convert oil tank to roaster

PHOTOS: Good Music, Good Food, Good Sun, Good Fun – and a free gift from Boston Fence @ Gloucester Blues Fest Today

VIP Seats Still Available.  You could be sitting here!
Setting up for the Blues Fest — VIP Seats Still Available. You could be sitting here!
Here's what the artists see.  Get down there NOW and you could be in the front row!
Here’s what the artists see. Get down here NOW and you could be in the front row!
The good people at Boston Fence replaced the old rusty fence at Stage Fort Park FOR FREE! Thank you FRANK!!

dressing fish from adam bolonsky

It looks like just another generic waterfront scene until you catch sight of City Hall’s clock tower and spires in the background.
Longshoremen’s scally caps, straw boaters, fedoras. Plenty of scally caps around these days in South Boston and Dorchester. As for straw boaters and fedoras…
Anyone have an idea of the vantage point?

fish on the wharf

I keep a sea kayaking blog at Sea Kayaking Dot Net. Come on by and have a look. There’s something new there most days of the week. 

    Cameron’s a Historical Watering Hole sold for $975,000

    Cameron’s once a very popular Restaurant, and a great hang out place was sold to non profit organizations Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition for $975,000.  What will happen to the famous Cameron’s Sign?

    IMG_3020 Stitch



    Who:     All O’Maley Innovation School students

    What:    A casual, drop-in gathering for Summer Reading

    When:   Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

    Where:  O’Maley Innovation Middle School Library

    Why:     Get it done and Celebrate!   Whether you want some help, a check-in on what you’ve done, or book talk with other kids, come on in and get it done!  Pizza, popcorn, packets and book talk.

    Hosted by O’Maley ELA teachers 6-8

    To help us plan, please call school to leave your name by Monday, 08/10/15:  978 281 9850

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