Remember our purple potatoes? Well, we had a heavy-duty rain on the weekend,
and when Dad checked his pit in the floor of the storage room on Monday
morning, he found a couple of inches of water!
Dad’s brought in our purple potato crop. It took him two days last week, and yesterday.
He is feeling quite pleased with this year’s potatoes. Last year he only got one 5-gallon pail full,. . .
We got back on Sunday evening from a wonderful weekend away to Alberta. (You’ll find my photo story of Kevin and Jena’s wedding in the Ruthes Roses section). I’d meant to drop off my films as we came through Saskatoon, but the Superstore was closed already, so we made another trip into the city (just […]
We’re gearing up for another weekend away. This is the holiday I’ve been waiting for – for months now! My Uncle Henry and Aunt Frieda Kroeker, in Alberta, have raised five fine sons. I feel closer to them than most of my cousins because in our childhood years, they always came back here to our […]
Last week we had bought a case of peaches. I’ve just had to clean up a bunch and get them into plastic containers for the freezer, as they were beginning to turn bad. I’m running out of those plastic containers, so I may have to go back to using glass jars again if this keeps […]
Dad does not remember birthdays, nor does he know how to plan surprises, or even to shop for gifts. I’ve long ago come to terms with that, and it no longer bothers me. It’s not necessarily that he wouldn’t want to, he just doesn’t know how. Past experiences have taught me that if I want […]
Well, I bought that Costco membership card yesterday. Even got a $10 cash card to spend right away, courtesy of the young man who answered my questions last week. But had a bit of a let down as we went looking for my list of grocery items, and I saw that many of the items […]
We got back home last Wednesday at 6:15pm, to find the garden grown about a foot taller! In just 5 days?! Dad began picking raspberries yesterday, and we’ll have to keep that up daily for a few weeks now. I’ve made calls to the strawberry U-pick farm, but been put off until Monday. I can […]
As you will recall, we left for Winnipeg on Saturday and have just got home now, Wednesday evening. More about our adventures next week. For now, I just want to show you some pictures of the flowers I was raving about on the 6th. The daisies, columbine and peonies on the eastt side of our […]
We’re preparing for our short holiday this weekend. As I mentioned last week, my brother Ernie and his wife, Penny, have asked Dad to build them a two-seat glider swing, such has he used to build to sell a number of years ago. They offered to fly him in, but Dad would rather we drive […]