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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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What a miserable first day of May!  It has rained all day long.  We were luckier than Ottawa, they really took a beating.  In the end we got about 2 1/2 inches of rain.  The river had been receding, but I think it’s just as far up in the field as it was 2 weeks ago.

We got our pictures from Maureen at Gal Capone Photography.  They all look so great, it’s going to be hard to choose which ones to print and frame.

Monday:

sandwiches

hamburger with home-made buns

Tuesday:

pizza

crock pot chicken and dumplings

Wednesday:

nacho’s -Ella request

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Thursday:   Momma’s birthday!!!

French onion soup

leftover chicken

Friday:

pizza

steak -my birthday supper

Saturday:

smothered pork chops and Turkish pilaf -new recipes

Sunday:

oven-fried chicken

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What a beautiful spring morning!  We’ve actually had nearly a week of non-rain (though not always sunny).  I think we can almost see a bit of the water going down.  It’s still going to be a while before that land is crop-able.  Colin may have to alter his plans and put in some soy beans in the acres currently under water.

Not too much on the schedule this week.  Though we do have Grandma’s birthday on Thursday (though we’re having her ‘party’ Friday evening).  The tree guy is coming this morning to take down some big branches around the house.  It will be sad to lose the shade, but it would be sadder to lose the house because the tree fell on it or ripped out the hydro lines and burnt the house down.  We had to have the big bass wood tree in front of the house taken down a month or so ago.  Wow, do we ever notice the difference in the living room.  We’ll need to find some fast-growing replacements.

Monday:

Chip Pit  🙂

leftover honey garlic chicken wings

Tuesday:

Caesar salad

hamburgers

Wednesday:

sandwiches

Mc D’s because we need to be to Renfrew a bit early

Thursday:  Grandma’s birthday!!

pizza

honey mustard glazed chicken

Friday:

leftover pizza

Grandma wants chicken and dressing, but we just had a whole chicken a while ago and I really don’t want to do another 7lb chicken right now.  I’m going to try baking chicken pieces (probably quarters) on top of dressing and see how that works.

Saturday:

leftover honey mustard chicken

Sunday:

beef stew (Make-a-Mix book)

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Almost forgot it was Monday.  I’m going to have to make some changes to my menu plan this week since the butcher didn’t make enough hams so we had roast beef for Easter supper.

Really needs to stop raining.  There was lots of flooding in Pembroke and the river here is starting to get high too.  Colin says it’s about where it used to be in the ‘good old days’.  Considering he wants to start cropping it really needs to stop soon.

Monday:

CHIP PIT is OPEN!!!!!!

hot beef

Tuesday:

Caesar salad

meatloaf & mashed potatoes

Wednesday:

pizza

shepherd’s pie (with leftover roast)

Thursday:

??

leftover meatloaf

Friday:

leftover pizza

leftover shepherd’s pie

Saturday:

baked sweet & sour chicken

Sunday:

honey garlic chicken wings

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Man, I am having such a hard time remembering to Craft On on Tuesdays.  I’m going to have to put a reminder on my phone.  Oh well, at least this week I have something to share.

Making good progress on Belinda’s new sweater.  The pattern is working out much better with the thicker yarn.  The yarn isn’t really this orange, it’s got more of a rust tone (it’s called paprika).

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