Good Evening everyone..
Here is another Monday..
My favorite day as I always say..
Another week so full of potential..
This week certainly promises that...
Today was a busy day after our lovely weekend..
Doing some pickles and opening the shop.
I didn't close until after six as folks kept coming in.. smile..
To top off a lovely day I had a phone call from a very special family who live in Wisconsin..
We so love the Mayo family who have become such friends through our blogs...
So sweet of you to call, Lori..
I promised to share our little day cation with you all..
It was called LIFE AT THE LAKES which was in the Cambridge Narrows area of our province..
Terry and I arose early.. grin..
I made and wrapped up a couple of breakfast sandwiches and coffees and away we went..
It was a perfect sunny day..
Thank you, Lord..
Our first stop when we arrived was to visit the Library and get a flyer locating all of the fun things to do..
They had books on sale so we picked up 9 of those for $5.00..
Then we stopped here...
I have to admit that this was the highlight of my day..
You all know how I love herbs and this sweet couple were so knowledgeable and friendly..
The herbs were beautiful...
With culinary beds and medicinal and so many kinds..
They knew their stuff and even brought me a bag to keep my stash in that he kept letting me smell..
I didn't want to waste a speck.. smile..
The first thing I asked was if I could buy a big bunch of basil..
Ours did not turn out hardly and it would be hard to get through the Winter without my pesto..
He was so kind to go and pick me a bag while she showed us so much more..
Her husband came down and invited us to go up to the upper field and view this wonder of nature..
A set of twin albino deer..
Isn't that awesome?
It was the first time that Terry and I had saw any like this although I have heard of them..
After buying basil, homemade Herbes de Provence and a cookbook
we headed for the next site..
This lovely old house is open to the public for tours and tea..
It is the Robinson House and is full of treasures..
We enjoyed the tour so much..
The house has so many original antiques and wallpapers..
Some of them were simply beautiful but this sewing machine vignette was my favorite..
And then my sweet husband treated me to this wonderful lunch which was cooked by professional chefs..
Cucumber Sandwich on a Veggie Roll and Creamed Veggie Soup..
I had a lovely pot of tea and Terry and I shared a trifle.. yumm!
They had rose vases at each table..
Then on to a lavender and hops farm..
Don't you love lavender?
After we were done there we took a nice long drive back here to the cottage..
We went on 3 different ferries..
That was fun..
The countryside is simply beautiful..
The day was just right in temperature with a nice breeze..
We saw some of my favorite farm animals..
Isn't that the dearest thing?
We even ran into several friends enjoying the same day as we did.
We also stopped at a farmers market and picked up a few goodies..
All in all a very wonderful day spent with the man of my dreams..
God is so good to us..
I am thankful..
This morning it was back to normal except breakfast was a wee bit better..
Did you ever have this for breakfast?
Take the top off of the tomato and squeeze out the juice and seeds and then chop it up quite small..
Put it in a frying pan with a bit of butter and a drop of olive oil..
Saute the tomato and shredded basil a bit and then add a couple of eggs with salt and pepper..
Scramble it all up together and serve with a basil leaf on top..
Well, dear hearts that is all for tonight..
I have a bunch of garlic scapes to pickle in the morning as I did not get them all done today..
I need to go to bed so good night all ...
Thanks for visiting and hope to hear from you..
Love and Prayers..