Originally Posted by scottcaddy
Yer most welcome, eh!
"How did they name Canada? The letters were thrown in a bag, and the first one to be picked was 'C' eh?, then 'N' eh? and finally 'D' eh?"
And it does bare repeating...you guys down thar in Yankee Town need to be careful of us guys up here in Canucksville, eh...
I don't trust any country that looks around a continent and says, "Hey, I'll take the frozen part."
Be afraid...very afraid of the abominable snow persons...BOO...hee hee...
So not much freezing at least for the rest of this week...I bin so waiting on that forecast...so waiting...to leave my taters out on the Man Porch, to get the raspberries & asparagus IN the ground...to transplant my Peonies (did that yesterday)...
See if'n I can even LOAD up on photo...OK, here it is then...
Yeh, holy Toledo...cripers the service provider we have has dropped the ball...oh well. I cannot reply to my e-mails, I can barely get text up here or emoticons (the computer coffee one took THREE TRIES before it'd load and when it did, an "x" showed up with another same one below...good GACK--not gotta peruse to make sure stuff is not lingering some place in my posted where it should NOT be!), let alone photos...oh well, welcome to summer time, and people living under my tower stealing my tiny bitta space to send and receive data. No surprise...every year it gets worse and worse and I get older and lose my patience more and more.
Oh well, I so want to be out and about and I have no time to spare...
After I have an nice visit with you guys, am going off to till my veg garden plot, there is rain scheduled soon and I would figure the best plan of attack is to till dirt, then when it rains, I can plant seed. Should be good.
I can also haul out pen cleanings too. Do think I will add some chicken and straw used bedding to the tater patch...jest thinking I should.
On the weekend, got more fence rails down, replaced them with some we had.
And Rick tried, TRIED to haul the load we made up to the dump.
Warms up the BOO truck, hooks on to the widdle trailer, goes to dump and gets told that they are full. So have the bins emptied more often...whatever...there goes another service provider we PAY for and no service...oh well, trailer is back, dog inspected and parked and unhooked.
Yeh, like Rick needs to make more work that is useless...hee hee.
Before and then the after...us two old folks still got it...
somewhat if you ignore we sat in the shade of the cruel bus and rested UP to get the jobs done.
"Shut up already, eh!"
We gotta go get longer rails one day, some day, in the meantime, no shortage of work bees we can address...hee hee...fur success.
So now what I do while a photo loads up, I open up notepad and type...type up text to cut and past to this thread when the one pic finally bounces on...if my posts sorta seem disjointed, yeh, train of thought process is loads, type, loads, do more type...kinda how I while the extra time away...without really losing my nut nut...maybe??
Summer dinner last night...colourful, eh!
I am planning meals for summerish time...I make something like this noodle based dish and add some pork chops...then I can be outside working and merely hafta do the meat part as the noodle part will feed us for several days, dogs having some too...good veg and they love it.
Soggy doggies...happy wet dogs ripping about the yard...Rick looked at me sitting pond side and says, "Maybe I should not have watered them?" As dog bods zip on by...
"BARROOF!," says the Em to the smiling Lace!
Ring around the lawn decor!
"Wouldn't you jest love to bite this body?" "OK..."
Yesterday eve was play with dogs and hose(R) night...was hot and the dogs luved the Hosers kill the spray. (<---Yeh, that IS a Doug and Bob McKenzie quote...Hosehead! Great White North...Coo loo coo coo, coo coo coo coo....sing it with me all you Hinterland Who's Who fans! Ya'll DO know that the SCTV Take Off duo was aired in Canada ONLY at first because OUR allotment for commercials is two whole minutes shorter than American commercial breaks....yup...we are not tortured as much as you Yanks are...our "hour" has twenty two minutes, eh! So get drinking yer real beers (Canadian brands only) and cookin' up that back bacon--Canadian content runs wild.)
the inappropriateness of bedtime stories about dog fights...
I laughed because Rick tells me how he stopped Emmy from snapping at the spray and realizing, "Hey, dog can get a drink from the hose too..." Cripers... Hose has multiple levels of usefulness, eh...good gack!
So I got the Peonies repotted up and thought, better find out the right conditions for them. Grabbed a book that my Gran gifted me...long time ago...was like sitting down with my beloved Gran and having a one on one visit with her...She'd be SO proud of our labours here...PROUD!
Cripers...see, I loaded this photo TWICE now because I forgot it was the first one I did load...
Inscribed in the Reader's Digest "Complete book of the Garden" in ancient and shaky handwriting is the inscription ...
To Tara -
I'm glad that you love gardening --
Love from Grandma
And I ever so much do...
I inherited her love of planting and antiques...she use to take us to junk places and teach us what good stuff was...how to look for the diamonds in the dumpster stuff.
Man, I miss that lady...oh well, pay homage to her every time I get dirt under my nails or admire some piece of anitquey junk!
Rick topped up his supplies of black oil seed for the arrival of the flocks of wild bird seed gobblers...
Girls went with us on the Saturday for a joy ride and enjoyed the ice cream treats we all had...fun times, indeedy!
Drug a strand of chicken wire out to the New Orchard for when I plant the raspberry patch, the new one will never know about cat toilet happenings...yeh, I need to let this go, gently wild beast...let it go...do the work and let it ride, eh.
Got my garage hanging frogs filled with potting soil and filled the bird nest with dirt for the Portulaca when it is ready to be put out (June 1st...never before!).
Got some decent true leaves on the tomatoes in the garage growing. That will ramp up the need to pot them up on the to do list.
Can't say I am not excited about the season...bouncing all over the place from one must do to the next...whee hee hee...
Rick's project last weekend on the Saturday (before we took the white Sub out with the two girl dogs in the back) was to do some maintenance to the BOO truck...drained oil, fuel filters, oil one, yada yada yada...says should be good to go now for quite some time...we don't use the Blue one too much as she is our true work truck to tug big loads to and fro.
That be Rick draining the engine oil thar!
Ready to rock and roll....
Rick has done alot of elbow greasing work bees on the trucks...always doing something...you don't get to ride for free without bloodying up your knuckles and making yer old bones hurt from all the labours...but for love...love, joy, pride in ownership...that kinda stuff.
This is the work bee he did to the interior of the blue truck November 2014...even with the trailers, he's monkey wrenching, doing up elec work...getting them up to Rick's idea of standards. Sunny day, eh, get on it...even with snow and ice on the ground.
March 11 2014
Part of Rick's stable of horse powered rides...
Work done, maintained and therefore, ready and waiting...so Rick LENO...which one you taking out for a trot today, eh?
On the Sunday, we visited with son number one (and only!) and loaded up with some grocery to get us thru the summer time busy times. Good visit and then home to put the provisions away and get ready for our work weeks.
So past wrapping the raspberry patch, I never got back yet...not to complete it right and put up the dark background...
The damage to the canes was pretty severe...so I watered them while I was refilling waterfowl kiddy pools. I know they will get growing and recover but yeh...
All the swans are now at their summer digs...girls getting use to the route of chores expanding and contracting, given the location of the beasts we care for. Both are shedding up a storm and Emmy is more bald than Lacy is...but soon both will be in summer coats, since it is getting to be that time of year.
I apologize again...disjointed all over the place post this one will be...keep waiting for photo to load...go back and check which ones yet to go, miss one photo now and again, have to go back to spot where I posted something similar and load photo.
So yeh...off I go...got tilly to do and relieved ever so much to go do something mundane like get plodding around behind a noisy machine.
Not sure when or if I will be back very frequently. So much fun to be had and with struggling with this computer service blip blip BEEP stuff, not sure as the years keep coming I am getting more tolerant of it...down right might quit because it is such a hassle...anyway, we're good, more and more of the same of the post I just did (dinners, playing, planting, dogs romping, creatures romping, ongoing work in progress, more to do, some done, some not so done). Yeh, jest not sure I can share it much with all the stunned frustrations of the posting. Will be more reliable once more in oh, probably October...that be the reality of this. So no fretting, we're all good and tres busy...like the bees a buzzing abouts.
Jest so you know...
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada