The heat and humidity are back, the lull in garden harvesting and food preparation is also back. Today we went to the grocery store. In my life, this is now a very big event. I found some Ontario yellow peaches, and some Quebec Cortland apples that were less than half the price of all the… Continue reading Aesop’s Fables
After a few lovely mild, sunny, breezy days, the heat returned without the humidity, which is better than with. We have had no rain for weeks, it is drought conditions. We can tell where there is grass in the yard, because it is dead. The indigenous weeds are still green, but now even their leaves… Continue reading Drought
It is stinking hot today! At 22C early this morning, about 7:00 a.m., it was still bearable out of doors, not pleasant with the high humidity, but bearable. We sat out with our morning coffee until about 9:00 a.m., when the temperature rose and it started to feel oppressive. Attila still took forays into the… Continue reading A Stinker!
It has been a very busy summer. At the beginning of July I had surgery, and that same week the fellows came to install the wood stove in the basement. The following week the new heat pump and electric furnace were installed, and the electrician did some temporary work to hold us over until the… Continue reading Ginger
The last two weeks have been eventful. It began with my surgery. Then the wood stove was installed, which took most of a day. Then I had a medical appointment with an unmentionable test I wasn’t looking forward too. And THEN the last three days were intense and the house full of people and activity… Continue reading The Canning Season Begins!