Thursday, July 21, 2016

We now call it....Turtle Town

There are many places in our area to kayak...Today we went to French Slough (hubby does not like that name... I like the way slough sounds....he thinks it should be canal... as the river does flow into it;) Anyways it is a beautiful spot to kayak...we have taken the French Slough north...but wanted to see what the south side looked like.
There is something so peaceful about being on the water....the quiet...the birds...the wind moving the trees...I love it!
It's fun to explore the little spots along the way....
Then we saw them...
Sunbathing turtles.... a couple logs with turtles sunbathing. Taking picture is not easy in a kayak...and I only take my phone!

After watching them I carried on a few feet...then I saw him... I heard him swim under my kayak...and then he was beside me....his head out of the water !
Can you see him? He blends in with the weeds! The area was filled with turtles!!
 It was a beautiful time...
This will become our Turtle Town ride....we will be back as we found a little beach for a picnic...and a few more areas to explore...
This sign is where we park our vehicle... I suppose they do cross the road now and then!





Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Downstairs Reno's

The downstairs was finished to a degree.... have a look for yourself of what it was like....

Main area


(The lights are white...not blue.)
Hallway
'Yellow Room'
Became my Sewing Room



'Pink Room'
Became the Guest Room

I have one more post with Reno's...
there were two rooms in the house.....
that I strongly disliked... 
so I kept them for a separate post...



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Family Time

We had company!
The wonderful thing about living away from our family is that they come to visit...and I think it works out that we have MORE time with them than when we lived close.
Some times we just hung around...
Or sat around...
Went for lots of walks....a special one was to the river...


Hopefully the girls don't grow too fast....until we see them again!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cherry Season

Cherry Season is in full swing in the Kootenays!1
Family was in town...they had never canned before...actually then didn't realize what Canned Cherries were....
We went to the Cherry Orchard and picked up our cherries.
Washed the cherries...
Because we left the pits in...we pierced both sides of the cherries...we had everyone doing it...even the grand!
We made two types of syrup...a light syrup...and half we used white grape juice..
Once the jars where filled we placed them in the canner..
After they were processed....let them cool.
All the lids popped!...
They are labelled and ready for the cold rooml

Then....we had to have a cherry pie for dessert...




Thursday, July 14, 2016

How does My Garden Grow?

This spring I was anxious to get a garden planted. For years I struggled with a garden in a zone with a short growing season. Here I have around 2 extra months of garden growing weather....

But... the back yard was and still is... in need of LOTS of work...including the soil!. ... We had someone look at our backyard and they told me.... you can't plant a garden until you get some topsoil....

But I was not about to wait...lets get this garden growing and see what it does!!
So we added one little bag of manure....and a bag of peat moss..... and planted the garden...
Two week later...

I started to weed:) (I know it looks sad!)
We've been eating radishes, greens, and onions for a couple weeks. 
This is my garden today...
And the veggies we are now eating...





We still have lots of work to do in our garden....but its so much fun being able to go to the garden to get your veggies for supper!!