Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

End of My Fall Vegetables ...

October 20, 2013
 
Went out to the garden ...
to start cleaning up a bit ... digging up the rest of the carrots ...
and found a whole section of potatoes that I had missed ...
It was perfect as Oma and Kurt were coming out for dinner ...
and Oma loves fresh garden potatoes ... !!!

Since I dug up the horseradish root ...
I decided to make some Creamy Horseradish  ...
It was definitely a sinus opening process ...
very potent vapours ...
but absolutely delicious ... !!!

The other roots are stored in sand in a dry cool place ... !!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Morning Sunrise ...

October 6, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Grateful to have woken up early ...
to see this beautiful sunrise ...
the time frame from the first photo ...
to the end one was all of 9 minutes ...


Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tomatillo Salsa ...

October 6, 2013
 
It was time to process the tomatillos ...
after chopping the onions, garlic, peppers, tomatillos ...
placing them into a pot ... cooked down ... poured into jars ...
and then placed in the canner to process ...
always filling a dish with some salsa in it ...
to dip my tortilla chips ... and taste ...
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day of Harvest ...

October 5, 2013

It was the perfect afternoon to take down the frost coverings on the raised beds ...
and dig up potatoes, carrots, beets, and onions ...
the tomatoes ... eggplants were also picked ...
kale ... kohlrabi ... swiss chard ... horseradish and parsley were left ...
 to be dealt with at a later time ...
then the covers and hoops were taken down ...
set aside to be stored until the spring ...


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Picking Apples ...

October 5, 2013
 
With the weather changing quickly here ...
my orchard neighbour was concerned about the frost ...
she called to see if I wanted to pick some apples ...
of course I jumped at the chance ...
Picked enough for eating ... 
baking and canning a batch of applesauce ...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Need One More Day ...

 
It was another great day ... getting firewood ...
we cut, split and stacked three truckloads today ...
just a little short to complete the final row ...
Should be able to get it done with one more day ... !!!



Monday, October 21, 2013

Beautiful Fall Day ...

October 18, 2013


It was a beautiful day to go for a hike up to mom & dads favourite spot ...
love the fall colours ...
and then cut down a few little trees ...
for mom to take back to her place and decorate her home ...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

In Memory of Dad ...

 
Going thru some old photos of Mike's dad ...
finding the newspaper clipping of his enlistments ...
into the Royal Canadian Air Force ...
also his Squadron Crest ...
He was the Radio Technician ...
working on the electronics in the planes ...
Feb. 15, 1922 - Oct 20, 1995


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grizzly Close To Home ...



These pictures were sent from our neighbour ...
they had too put down their old horse ...
and had put her body up the bush road about 400 yards away from their home ...
they have put their perished animal there ...
so that they might "disappear into nature" ... and feed the local scavengers ...
They had set up their game camera nearby to get some photos ...
they captured many pictures of the wildlife ...
which included ravens, magpies, vultures, coyotes and a bear ...
They had originally thought it was a huge black bear ...
but after viewing the photos ...
it shows that it is a large, dark grizzly bear ...
they captured many photos of him burying the carcass ...
protecting it ... leaving it ... only to return and have to bury it again ...
as the ravens and other animals would dig it up ...
Quite a sight to witness ... via a game camera ...
Thinking I would love to get one myself ... there are times I would like to set one up ...
when the animals are in the field ...


Friday, October 18, 2013

In Our Thoughts Today ...



A day of remembering ...
a few special moments with dad ...

Always in our hearts ... !!!
May 29, 1926 - Oct 18, 2008


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bowling Party in Mexico ...



Bowling party in San Juan!   
The kids had a little trouble with the big balls, for 10 pin bowling!
Thank goodness for the special ramp ...



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Firewood Time ...

October 13, 2013

Started to drop the trees by the shop ...
 after a portion of it had broken off during a windstorm ...
Both of us with our new hard hats ...
Once the tree was down ... we discovered this fungus growing on the bark ...

We needed to use the tirfor (winch) to pull down the trees ...
 away for the shop and hydro lines ...
 

We bucked up all the trees then hit the pile of logs ...
split and stacked them into the woodshed ... a good days work ....

October 15, 2013
After taking a day off, for Thanksgiving ...
we took the day to get a few more loads of firewood ...
3 tractor buckets and 2 pickup truck loads ...
to complete one row of long pieces of logs ...
and only have a little more of the small logs to cut and split ...
 to complete 4 rows ... !

So happy to have turkey leftovers for dinner ... !!!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Turkey Dinner ...

 
A beautiful sunny Thanksgiving day ... 
spent a few hours in the kitchen ...
then headed outside to enjoy the day ...
We had a wonderful time with mom ... and our neighbours Don & Bonnie ...
as we sat around the table ... visiting ... grateful for the abundance in our lives ...
along with sharing a delicious turkey dinner ...
and 
Pumpkin Pie for dessert ... !!!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On The Waterfront ...

September 21, 2013

We had a great time walking along the waterfront ...
and watching the Paddle Boats on the MIssissippi River ...
the children making wishes ...
as they tossed pennies into the fountain ...

Beautiful flowers and old buildings all around us ...
It was wonderful to enjoy some of the sights ...
on our last day here in LaCrosse, Wisconsin ...



Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Old Candy Store ...


The day after the wedding ... we decided to take the children for a walk ...
and see some of the sights ...
the first place the kids saw ... was the old fashioned Candy Store ...
They were all so amazed with the selection ...
decision ... decision ...
They each chose a huge Lollipop ... !!!

Strolling up and down the streets ... checking out some of the stores ...

We then headed to the waterfront park along the Mississippi River ...
to let the kids run around and have some fun ...



Friday, October 11, 2013

Black & Whites ...


A beautiful family picture ... 
this is one that a copy will be made for Grandpa ...
to have with him when he is away from home ...
 
A few of the wedding party ... 

Happy family ...
 
Love this photo of my dear friend Cindy and I ...
it was great to finally have a picture taken ...
with just the two of us ...
Special memories ... !!!