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The weather has been better this weekend which means it actually cooled off over-night.  I’d be much happier about the hot and stupid humid weather if you could guarantee me a nice cool night.  It’s still only 19 C outside so I still have the windows open.  It gets so dark and dreary in the house once I have to close up the windows and curtains, but that’s the only way to try to keep the house comfortable in the summer.

Ella started summer soccer camp today.  It’s supposed to rain, so hopefully Pembroke doesn’t get too much.  I know how soccer keeps going until the lightning starts.  I SO appreciate that Grandma takes Ella to camp.  It’s from 9-12.  When you live 20ish minutes from town it makes it kind of awkward to run home.  So Grandma takes her knitting and her puzzle book (and lawn chair) and hangs out in town.

As usual, I’ll be trying to get laundry washed and dried in between the raindrops and trying not to melt.

Monday:

sandwiches

baked tacos (with leftover roast beef)

Tuesday:

pizza

BBQ chicken

Wednesday:

pizza

hamburgers

Thursday:

chicken Caesar salad

pork chops

Friday:

sandwiches

stir-fry

Saturday:

chicken Parmesan casserole (from freezer)

Sunday:

???

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Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

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We had a great time at the ‘cottage’.  I love that the B&B is its own separate house.  It’s bigger than our house!  The weather wasn’t the greatest.  The first day was very wet.  That didn’t stop Ella and Daddy from fishing.  Luckily, there’s a screened in ‘shade shack’ (complete with ping-pong table).  I set up my tunes and my reading and had a great afternoon.

Lots more sunshine on Friday (though still had some rain).  Colin and Ella caught lots of bass.  Ella’s funny, she’ll cut up worms and such for bait, but she doesn’t want to hold her own fish yet.

Daddy almost landed a 2+ft pike.  It was just in front of Ella in this picture, but just as I clicked it jumped completely out of the water and spat out the hook.

This is the fairies’ creek that is usually just a little babbling brook.

Daddy did manage to land one pike -thanks to the great help from his ‘net girl’.

Lots of wildlife this year.  There were swarms of dragonflies.  There was a garter snake in the canoe with Daddy when he had to paddle out to get the line off the dead tree.  There was a dinner plate sized snapping turtle -maybe that’s Snappy who we found a few years ago?  Ella caught this little guy, this is Sheldon the painted turtle.

Something really cool, there were lots of tadpoles in the weeds along the shore.  They were in all stages of development.  Some barely had any legs starting right up to almost no tail left.

The fireworks were fabulous.  It really is amazing how a little village of 600 can put on such a show.

We didn’t want to go home.  Colin and I could stay there forever.  Ella gets homesick.  It’s funny how Ella misses home after only a few days, even when she’s with Colin and I.

Found a beautiful double rainbow.

What’s cooking this week?

Monday:

subs

spaghetti

Tuesday:

leftover subs

McDonald’s -Ella’s last day of swimming

Wednesday:

pizza (likely on the BBQ)

hamburgers

Thursday:

pizza

roast beef on the BBQ

Friday:

sandwiches

pork chops

Saturday:

leftover roast beef

Sunday:

??

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A bunch of Ella’s new school books arrived while we were away.

I didn’t do too much knitting while we were away.  My elbow is still acting up (I may have to give in and see the RNP).   Some times it’s nice to have a whack of uninterrupted (except for fish pictures) time for reading.

Book of Negroes” was really good.  We didn’t get a chance to watch the mini-series this year, though I like to read the book first.

Last weekend you’ll remember was A&S day.  I’ve been wanting to have an impressive project to take, but most times it’s just been knitting.  This time I got my act together and had some embroidery to take.  This is the ruffle for my new petticoat.

Sorry for the poor lighting.  Next time I’ll make sure to find some sunshine.

 

 

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So busy last week getting ready for Guide camp.  I didn’t get time for my Farm Girl Friday post.  So I guess I’ll give you a bit of everything, starting with Menu Plan Monday.

And then I got busy cleaning up and doing groceries and this post turned into a Wednesday post 🙂

Monday: 

ham and cheese bun

pork tenderloin on the BBQ -that was really yummy

Tuesday:

McDonald’s (groceries)

leftover tenderloin

Wednesday:

grilled cheese

tacos

Thursday:

leftover tacos

pancakes

Friday:

tuna

pork chops

Saturday:   A&S Day at Baroness Cate’s

slow cooker beef stroganoff

Sunday:

?

Finally some sunshine.  Colin and Dad hard at the planting.

A very happy sight to see last week – Hard Red Spring Wheat.

475 acres in 11 days, plus 2 days planting for a neighbour too.  One tuckered out Farmer.  We ended up with about 25 acres that just won’t/can’t be planted this year.  Some is STILL underwater and those not underwater are very, very squishy.  It is such a relief to have the crops finally planted.

Look at this beauty growing under my laundry stand.  I have had columbine and Granny’s Bonnets in my garden for years and I’m always amazed at the new combinations that pop up from year to year.  I’ll have to watch for seeds for in my proper garden.

We had a great time at Guide camp this weekend.  Though we did have torrential rain about 10 minutes after the girls arrived.  We had a family campfire dinner planned.  Luckily the folks at the Camp let us use their dining hall AND luckily supper was ham and cheese buns.  They would have been better all hot and melty, but they were good cold too.  The rest of camp was beautiful weather.

Now sleeping, that was another story.  The girls were wound for sound and had the crazies until 11:30.  Ella and a couple of the other girls retreated to the living room in an attempt to get some sleep.  Ella was nearly in tears wanting to sleep.  At least they would sleep in, right?   Nope, they were up and ready to go at 5!!

And finally for Yarn Along/Crafting On, I’ve been working on Grandma’s scarf.  I wish I could memorize the body pattern, but I just can’t seem to figure it out.  I’m really happy with the way it’s turning out.

Nothing extra planned this week.  Though I do still have to clean up from camp (the girls don’t wash so well).  Next week, not so much.  We’ve got something booked on EVERY SINGLE DAY!

 

 

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Things are looking up from last week.  We’ve got all the corn planted.  Well, all of the corn that’s getting planted this year.  Some of the corn ground will have to be planted with soy beans (still under water).  Colin’s got a lot of the wheat planted too but I think there’s still some acres still waiting.  Raining today, so things will have to wait a bit longer.

I made the beef stroganoff on Saturday (not as scheduled) and it was SO YUMMY!  I used my homemade cream of something soup mix and added beef stock instead of just water.  Even Ella commented a couple times at how yummy it was -definitely a keeper.

Monday:

sandwiches

leftover beef stroganoff

Tuesday:

test recipe for ‘funeral sandwiches’ on campfire

crock pot hamburger casserole

Wednesday:

sandwiches

Mc Donald’s to celebrate last day of Guides

Thursday:

chicken Caesar salad

leftover hamburger casserole

Friday:

hot dogs

steak

Saturday:

chicken paprikash

Sunday:

roast chicken -will decide oven or BBQ when I see the temperature on Sunday

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Victoria Day weekend!  Though it really doesn’t mean anything to us farmers.  I did mean to pick up some sparklers for tonight but forgot.  Ella wants a fire, so maybe we’ll just do that instead.

Good news!  Colin got some of the wheat planted last week.  Unfortunately Photobucket isn’t working, so I’ll have to wait till later to post some pictures.

Monday:

???

hamburgers

Tuesday:

sandwiches

tomato beef soup (didn’t make it last week)

Wednesday:

pancakes

pizza

Thursday:

picnic lunch

slow cooker beef stroganoff

Friday:

pizza

honey-garlic chicken wings

Saturday:

lasagna -maybe

Sunday:

Parmesan garlic chicken (from Don’t Panic II)

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I picked up KFC for supper last night so I’ll have to make some changes to the planned menu for this week.

Still praying for cropping weather up here.

Good news, Ella passed her Level 5 swimming this time around.  On to Level 6!

Monday:

pizza

leftover KFC

Tuesday:   homeschool bowling!

tomato soup

Asian steak salad

Wednesday:

hot dogs

leftover chicken

Thursday:

sandwich?

cauliflower chicken chili -new recipe

Friday:

soup

sesame chicken

Saturday:   A&S day at Cate’s

tomato beef soup -new recipe in the crockpot

Sunday:

?

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Did I tell you about Comic-Con last week?  It was in Ottawa this weekend so that’s what Ella and I did on Sunday.  Wow, people in Ottawa wake up way earlier than the folks in Toronto.  We usually go first thing Sunday morning so that the crowds aren’t too bad.  That works in Toronto.  I think there were more people in costume in Ottawa, there was certainly more Steampunk folks.

Nurse Joy was a hit like always.  Ella got stopped a number of times for pictures.

I think she’s fighting off a bit of a head cold and had a rough night, so she kind of passed out on the way home (something she rarely ever does).

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Menu Plan Monday again.  Nothing too interesting last week, just watching the water levels around here going up and up.  There are houses so far under water that they are likely completely wrecked.  We drove over by Golden Lake/Deacon and it’s unbelievable the amount of water everywhere.  We’ve got about 20 acres under water but at least it’s not up to our house.  Though if the seeds don’t get in that means no income to live on (crop insurance only applies if the seeds get in the ground), so I really hope the rain stops soon (at least until late June).

Ella’s last day of swimming lessons this week.  Hopefully she passes this time.  Even if she doesn’t I think I’ll register her for level 6 any way.  I’ve watched the ‘6’ kids and they don’t swim any better than Ella and don’t do anything she hasn’t learned already.

I really hope we can get some spring soon.  We’ve had flurries yesterday and today.  And today, the snow is actually piling up in places.  Seriously Mother Nature, it’s the 8th of May!  How much you want to bet it’s going to go from 3C (37F) to 30C (86F) and humid -blah!

Monday:

grilled cheese

Hamburger Helper -Ella’s favourite beef and noodles

Tuesday:

leftover HH

chicken tikka masala & roasted vegetable couscous -new recipe

Wednesday:

pancakes

leftover chicken

Thursday:

Caesar salad

chicken stirfry -new recipe

Friday:

pizza

pork tenderloin (actual recipe not decided yet)

Saturday:

beef barley soup  -new recipe

Sunday:   COMIC-CON!!!! in Ottawa

leftover tenderloin

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