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Company coming this week.  Daddy’s friends from London are making the long drive to visit with us for a few days.  It’s so hard trying to find something to do without driving to Ottawa (they are spending a few days there too).  We’ll have kids 5,7, and Ella at 9.

Monday:

tacos

KFC chicken

Tuesday:

BBQ chicken quesadillas

pork chops

Wednesday:

pizza

Rocky Mountain House with our company

Thursday:

pretzel dogs

slow roasted pork (they used to be pork farmers too, but never ate their own pork because there was no local butcher)

Friday:   

hot turkey, ham and beef sandwiches

hamburgers and hot dogs

Saturday:

leftover pork

Sunday:   

BBQ meatballs

What’s cooking at I’m an Organizing Junkie?

greenmpm

The end of June is becoming very crazy/busy.  Don’t worry, it’s good crazy!

Monday:

sandwich

steak and pork chops

Tuesday:

lunch at ‘The Tavern

chicken wings

Wednesday:

lunch meat sandwiches

chicken quarters on the BBQ

Thursday:

lunch meat sandwiches

sausage on a bun

Friday:

??

honey BBQ pork

Saturday:

Philly cheese steak burgers (for me, the other just get cheese burgers because they don’t like onions)

Sunday:

tacos

What’s cooking at I’m an Organizing Junkie?

farm-girl-friday

Farm Girl Friday this week shows what can happen when the Farmer isn’t chained to the farm with livestock (my apologies to those with dial-up, there are lots of pictures).

The Farmer gets to take advantage of a generous invite to Niagara Falls (instead of just seeing the pictures).  Please ignore the dates on the pictures, apparently I have to re-set the date on the camera when I charge the battery.  This is Ella at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, well technically we are in the gardens.  This is a redwood tree and Ella was certain it was the Fairy Palace.

This is the inside of the above butterfly:

They really liked landing in Auntie Belinda’s hands.

A newly hatched one hitching a ride on Ella.

Lunch time.

And then the main attraction…

Ella had so much fun.  Being tall she was allowed on all the rides.  And since we had Daddy along, she had someone to go with her on the more crazy ones Momma won’t do.  Funny note, the picture on Daddy’s shirt was from the last time Auntie B and Uncle Stefan took us girls to GWL.

We have discovered that when the Farm Girl is in a lot of pain (labour, etc) or terrified she doesn’t make any noise!

Using her wand to solve the magic quests.  Much better this time because she could read the clues herself and solve most of the riddles.

Story time in the main lobby before heading to bed.  We left before the dance party started.

It’s a long drive from Niagara Falls to home, so we booked a night at the Holiday Inn in Bowmanville.  They had a pool so we could do a bit more swimming and just relaxing.  They even had a hot tub.  The Farmer and the Farm Girl really liked that!

And since we were in Bowmanville, we dropped in for a surprise visit with Great Grandma.

Thanks again for a fabulous ‘weekend’ Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan!!!

greenmpm

 

Monday:

?

chicken burgers

Tuesday:

pancakes

slow cooker pork cacciatore

Wednesday:

shirred eggs

smothered potatoes and chicken

Thursday:

chicken sandwiches

leftover pork

Friday:

pizza

leftover chicken and potatoes

Saturday:

sausages

Sunday:

pork chops

More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie

farm-girl-friday

As promised, here’s what the Farmer has been up to for Farm Girl Friday.

Testing out the plan.

Child labour.

Ta Da!  A screen house so I can stop buying tents that never make it through the season.  Now we have somewhere nice to hang out, catch a breeze, hide from the sun, and escape the mosquitoes.

I know, the door isn’t screened.  Our local hardware store sold Colin only 30 ft instead of the 50 he ordered (and was charged).  And of course, when he went back they were out.  It arrived today and hopefully he’ll get it finished tomorrow.

Yep, it works!

A well-deserved rest in the “Shade Shack”.

And of course, in typical ‘farmer fashion’, this was the blueprint:

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Look what we found out in the ‘junk room’ (back room attached to the old summer kitchen)…

Little wee Midnight had a couple of kittens a couple of weeks ago.  Which, of course, makes us very Happy.

They are so cute and snugly.  I think one is a boy and the other a girl.  It’s hard to tell at this age since the ‘fluffy bits’ are so tiny.

 Ella was busy at Grandma’s house this weekend.  Look what she did…

Grandma says neighbours are slowing down and actually stopping at the foot of the driveway to have a good look.  Ella is very proud of herself, which is like Happy.

Real is just the same old same old.  I need to do laundry, I need to do baking and it’s going to get stinking hot today  :)

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Wow, the difference between knitting the slippers and knitting socks.  I put the slippers aside this week and my wrists/arms feel so much better.

My TARDIS socks have become my ‘swimming pool’ knitting.  That’s what I knit while I watch Ella swim.  The pool is warmish, but not Momma-swimming warm.

Starting the gussets on my other pair of socks (I turned the heels last night).  I’ve got the pattern memorized (including the changes I made) so it’s ready to become ‘purse knitting’.

I’ve also done some sewing this week.  This is a ‘lunch bag‘ but it’s going to be my purse knitting bag to keep my yarn safe in my purse.

I left the handles off because it’s going to be in my purse and not carried around.  I’m thinking of making another bag, padded, to carry my camera.

Monday we did our milk test (lactose free of course).  That hasn’t gone well.  I have a feeling we’re going to stay on the allergy diet permanently.

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