Here we are at another weekend ...
Spring is passing and the changes are very obvious here in New Brunswick, Canada..
We are, of course, much slower then our southern neighbors but that is fine..
It is so appreciated when it gets here in all it's glory..
As you know we will soon be heading to our old Summer cottage for a few months..
Yesterday, we took a little trip down to start getting things in order..
Not to complain, mind you, but there is a lot of work to moving down there...
As I am (now complaining) now in my dotage my bones act up to the dampness so we turned the heat all on ..
That way it will be all dried out in a few weeks time when we actually get there..
The water pump needs hooked up again and the whole house needs cleaned..
Then we are planning on a few improvements to the cottage and shop so Terry had to measure and such...
The pantry in the cottage needs finishing and I want to turn my craft room into a breakfast room since all that will be going to the shop...
I am so excited as I mentioned before I was hoping there would be a space for me to work out front and there is!!!
We hope to build a high counter out of old doors and then my work space will be behind and lower so no one can see my big mess..
The reason I found it so hard to be there for days on end was because there was not any place to work except in a back room and that was not convenient at all..
Now, I will be able to work away while people shop and still have a place to wrap parcels and chat ...
The second great news is that some good friends are going to be owning the restaurant across the street again..
They are fantastic and their food is incredible..
I have so missed them the last couple of years but they are back!!!
One of my dear cousins is going to be working in the Inn which is right next to our cottage and shop so we will be able to visit a lot..
I am once again getting excited to be going to the Bay of Fundy..
The thing is I will miss our wee church but it is only for a bit.
Today, my cousin who lives in Florida all year except for the summer months called and said they will be arriving in a couple of weeks..
She wants to see her lilacs blossom.. smile..
Here are a few pics I took while Terry was working.. smile..
The one at the top is the back side of our old place..
Needs a bit of tidying up but all in due time..
It was very wet there yesterday..
Our view of the Bay from our deck...
On the other side of the cottage...
It was very quiet as the tide was pretty well out..
The rhubarb bed is coming along..
It is slower there then here at home but will be just right by the time we move in..
The old barn..
In need of some plants when we get there...
As you can see I need to do a bit of gardening and cleaning up...
After, we went over to the shop and carried in the things I have collected thus far..
Terry measured and I tidied the herb bed..
A lot of the herbs did not come back this year for some reason so they will have to be replanted..
I needed violets for my salves and we had not come across any up here so we went to one of our favorite patches...
There were lots there..
Dear hubby kind of got his feet wet but he picked a big bag of them..
They were at our daughter's house..
I sent her a text and she said she had lots of violets..
We had a little visit with her and the grandsons..
Dave was working.... the dear thing..
The boys are growing so tall..
All excited for their annual Youth Convention..
Their 3 cousins are going with them and staying overnite..
Shonda actually has lady slippers growing on her property so I was wondering if they were out yet..
She said she would go and see...
Isn't that precious?
They were not ready but look at this patch..
A mixture of violets and innocents..
The white ones my Mom calls innocents and they do not grow up here...
Today I picked over the violets and have them drying overnite..
Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will be making this...
You can find the link HERE for the recipe..
It is one of my best sellers..
Good for burns especially and any skin irritations...
I can't write a post without showing you some food...
Someone told me the other day about being at some special restaurant and this is what they ordered..
Pasta and Meatballs...
Only there was just one large meatball each and I think they said there was cheese in the middle..
I just used my regular recipe but only made 4 big meatballs and stuck a piece of cheese in each ...
We only ate one each and I froze the other two until next time..
Terry gave his approval on this one.. smile..
All week I have been trying out bowl meals..
Took several pics but did not realize that I forgot to put the card back in my camera and they are on the internal part..
As my Picasso is all messed up I cannot get them off..
Oh well...Another time..
Thanks once again for your visits as I am so happy to have you..
Thanks also for the lovely emails that have encouraged me so much..
I do have a couple of questions for you that are kind of bugging me..
1... Is there anything I can do to make this blog more interesting?
More pics... less chat... more info... ????
2. I do not seem to be getting many followers of late and was wondering if you know why... ????
3.. Maybe, I should post more often.. ????
When there are not many comments I really do find it hard to post again soon if you know what I mean..
4. Maybe I should answer each comment..???
I know there are faithful readers out there and I appreciate it so much but I would like for the site to grow and am curious as to what you all think..
Perhaps, I get on my soap box too much.. grin..
Take care, dear hearts and have a wonderful weekend..
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