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What a beautiful sunny day today!  We had mostly clouds on the weekend and a couple of inches of rain.  Colin even put the outdoor furnace back on, the house was getting so cold and damp. We went on a ‘crop tour’ yesterday and there’s lots of standing water in the fields around Beachburg.

Our friends got moved up north on the weekend.  Hopefully they unpack quickly so we can go up for a visit.  I’ve never been to that part of Ontario before.

I think things will be fairly quiet this week.  I’ve had enough socializing the last few weeks.  Ella does have a pre-soccer camp meeting on Tuesday.  Depending on the weather we will try Park Day, though it likely won’t be much fun (for me) without Amanda.

What’s cooking this week?

Monday:

leftover chicken wings

Tuesday:

French Canadian braised beef (didn’t make it last week)

Wednesday:

breaded pork chops

Thursday:

leftover beef

Friday:

sweet and sour chicken

Saturday:

roast beef -on bbq or Crock Pot

Sunday:

?? -depends on what we decide to do

More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!  Colin has finished planting for 2019!!  We got 97% of the planned acres planted.  It took 27 days, but they’re in!  Would you believe that we actually have a few fields that could use a bit of rain?  Gotta love Renfrew Co. white clay.

Spring has finally arrived in Renfrew County.  It looks like it is snowing in my yard.  All this fluff is from the silver poplar.

Look what Ella brought in for me!  My kitchen smells heavenly.

Our friends are coming over again on Tuesday and we have Park Day on Wednesday.  Hopefully Wednesday is nice because Ella and Landon want to go to the bike park first.

Monday:

leftover BBQ’d ribs (from yesterday)

Tuesday:

chicken cacciatore (from freezer)

Wednesday:

KFC

Thursday:

French Canadian braised beef

Friday:

leftover beef

Saturday:

home school pot luck

Sunday:

chicken wings

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Well the rain continues, but at least it’s not been much and we’ve had some decent days in between.  Colin figures he’s about 65% finished.  He’s got about a week to finish getting the beans in, then he’s cut off for crop insurance.  Yesterday was nice and sunny and windy (helps the ground dry faster).  Today is dull and windy and rainy, in fact there was even snow in Algonquin Park.  I’m not very surprised though, because the wild plums have finally flowered.  We always seem to get the last frost after they flower.

What’s up this week?  Park day, knitting day, and a girls’ night out!  Ella’s even got her first babysitting job.

 

Monday:

shake and bake pork chops

Tuesday:

roast chicken

Wednesday:

lasagna

Thursday:

hot chicken

Friday:

chicken chow mein

Saturday:

chicken enchilada rice casserole

Sunday:

??

More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

Things are looking a little better this week.  We’ve still had bits of rain, but Colin has also had a few days for planting too.  I don’t know what percentage we are at.  He’s starting to play ‘musical fields’ because he’s running out of dry places.  The wheat is starting to get desperate.  It needs to be in by the end of the month (crop insurance deadline).  We need the wheat because wheat harvest time is about the time the bank account starts getting low.  It’s very cloudy and threatening outside today.  That won’t help the drying much.

Hopefully everyone will turn up tonight so the kids can get the rest of their play ‘taped’.  I’m getting tired of running out there and finding only some of the cast members.  We’ve got another ‘play date’ with Ella’s friends (and mine).  We need to get in as many as we can before they move.  If it doesn’t rain on Wednesday (fingers crossed) we’ve got Park day with the home school bunch.

Monday:

turkey casserole

Tuesday:

Salisbury steak in the crockpot

Wednesday:

chicken souvlaki

Thursday:

leftover Salisbury steak

Friday:

garlic beef noodle bowls

Saturday:

bacon and eggs (or the fancy venison sausages we were given)

Sunday:

roast chicken and German potato salad (new recipe in crockpot)

More ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

“Good day Sunshine”

You guys have no idea, well maybe you do, how happy we were to wake up to a window full of sunshine this morning.  Colin was able to get some corn in the ground on Saturday -before the rain started, again.  He says we’ve got about 9% of our land planted.  Yikes!!  We got about 1 cm of rain over the whole weekend.  We didn’t need it, but it’s sure better than the 40 mm the weather guy was predicting.

We have a busy week of socializing.  Tonight (hopefully) they will begin videoing the Shakespeare play.  Tuesday we have friends coming for knitting a play date for Ella.  Wednesday is Park Day with the home school group.  Thursday is the last day of swim lessons, boo!  And Friday Ella’s besties are coming for the afternoon because their Mom has some stuff to do.

Monday:

hamburger casserole

Tuesday:

supper out?

Wednesday:

leftover casserole

Thursday:

turkey leg

Friday:

leftover turkey

Saturday:

crispy honey garlic chicken wings

Sunday:

leftover wings

More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

 

Ta Da!

I found the business card from one of the professional photographers from the weekend.  Here’s a good picture of the girls and Ella’s full length.

It’s been a busy few weeks.

First we had Grandma’s 71st birthday.  My sister and brother-in-law came up for the weekend.

Last weekend was my birthday -48!!

I’m still getting used to the selfie function on my new phone.

Yeah, nothing to add…

I wish this one wasn’t blurry.  It’s so hard to get a good picture with Mom.

Why haven’t there been many Yarn Along posts lately?  Well, besides trying to keep the house ready for company, I’ve been busy finishing up Ella’s costume for Comic-Con in Ottawa.  Here she is with her friend Hannah.  Ella is a ‘gender bend’ Inuyasha.  That means we’ve taken a boy character and made it into a girl costume.  Inuyasha is one of her favourite anime.   Boy, did she get a lot of compliments and pictures taken -even the professional photographers wanted her picture.

I didn’t realize I forgot to get a good full-length picture of her.  We’re supposed to be going to the comic-con in Niagara Falls in June, so I’ll have to get a good one then.

Lots of cool things, as usual.  It was great to see my friend Teresa and all her beautiful things.  She makes the prettiest circlets, but Ella’s not little and doesn’t play princess anymore.

Gaming station where we could ‘take a load off’ check out some new games.  They could make a fortune if they had a “moms area” -you know; some comfy places to sit, have a drink, and still keep an eye on the kids.

So what’s up for this week?  Well, hopefully Colin can continue getting some cropping done.  He did some cultivating on the weekend.  We had a bit of rain today and since we have clay, it’s slowing things down.  Tonight hopefully the other home schoolers will show up and we can start filming their Shakespeare play.  Other than that, no real plans.

Monday:

Hamburger Helper -beef noodle, Ella’s favourite

Tuesday:

cracklin’ chicken

German potato salad and Parmesan cauliflower -two new recipes

Wednesday:

perogie

Thursday:

pork chops

Friday:

sweet and sour chicken

Saturday:

Not sure what to make on the weekend.  Hopefully, Colin will be too busy out in the field to stop for supper and I’ll just grab something easy.  Please God!  It’s getting late.

I almost forgot to show you the Mother’s day gift I bought myself at Comic-Con.  It’s the moon on the night Ella was born.  It glows in the dark too.  It’s a Canadian company called Moonglow.