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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hanging out enjoying the sunshine, fresh air and a warm sunny day

Where are we today ? 
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         Ok this is weather is getting much better finally. Not  much on the agenda today other than enjoy this wonderful warm sunny spring day. Outside to enjoy the fresh air and spotted this guy looking at me beside the car.
sunrise this morning the same as yesterday
just amazing
watched this guy for a bit then he headed up the tree
         Headed out for a nice country drive about 7:30 this morning, just because I could and wanted to enjoy this quiet Sunday morning. Down a few new back roads into New Hamburg picked up a few things at Sobey's and around town then back home.
snow is pretty well gone
nice new large log cabin being built 
quiet country roads around here
      Below is a nice mural on the side of the fire hall in New Hamburg.
old town memories
this old falling down sugar shack in the bush
      Back home and we all got outside to enjoy this amazing warm sunny day.
couple of icebergs still here
     Cleaning up the yard leaves and mostly branches that have fallen.
this branch fell off a tree and planted it self in the lawn.
       Dennis and Sandy had picked up a nice 48 inch lawn sweeper and I volunteered to assemble it. Something I enjoy doing. First I checked to make sure all the parts are here. Stopped to make a nice light lunch then back to playing around with the parts, nuts and bolts reading the instructions (yes I read instructions!)
all the parts are here
     After lunch I set to work getting it all together, by myself until it came time for the bag on the back. at that point Dennis, Sandy and Suzie stopped for a break. I need a few extra hands. Well after a few wrong moves we finally got it all together and think it will sure do the job they want it to do. Sweep the lawn, and pick up the leaves, they do have a huge property, plus the farm, lotsa trees and leaves like I have never seen before.
all ready to go, just hook up behind the tractor and away they go.
     In the meantime they all worked in part of the yard, even Suzie ! Raking a bit , picking up branches and enjoying this warm sunny day, exercise and fresh air. I enjoyed it in the driveway sunshine playing with the sweeper.
Suzie hard at work
and again
       Finally we all had enough about 2 pm time to relax, So we got our lawn chairs out and enjoyed our e-readers in the warm afternoon sun, 65F  (18C) so nice to relax outside again on a warm spring day enjoying our books.
this was a wonderful afternoon.
clear blue skies here in the bush
almost short weather!
       Soon time for supper and we decided to enjoy a nice fish fry with Dennis and Sandy. They had a package of fish filets so I made a salad, Sandy made some rice and I pan fried the fish and a few shrimp all coated in Roasted Garlic and Butter Fishcrisp. Quick easy and so very tasty.
ready to fry
fish frying
all smelled wonderful and so very tasty
we do love our fish and shrimp
this was perfect fish fry, we all enjoyed
        A perfect way to end a perfect spring day.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Amazing weather now, St. Jacobs Farmer's market and a busy day enjoying this weather. And a Grandson's Hockey game.

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      Mild again last night just above freezing and that is just wonderful. And we got to enjoy a nice sunrise through the bush again. Gonna be an awesome day.
right outside our living room window
what a nice way to start the day
      Made an early quick trip to Plattsville Home Hardware to fill our RO water jug, back home by 8:30. Then Suzie and I took off to the St, Jacobs Farmer's Market open year round. This has to be our number one favourite market to visit and we have been to a lot ! The weather was perfect compared to what we have been having. Everything there is pretty much in full swing outside vendors and of course all the inside ones as well. We like to get there fairly early and out of there before the large crowds arrive after 10:30 am.
 this the large main building
checked out some outside vendors, nothing we needed here today
some very good prices
$3.50 a basket
        Then 1st stop inside was to Hilltop Acres Poultry products for a couple of pounds of this wonderful Turkey Garlic sausage we love. They welcomed us back.
poultry everything here
we bought 2 lbs of turkey garlic sausage
across from them a nice meat counter
     This one below we picked up some peameal Bacon and fresh schnitzel, both are excellent.
6 slices of peameal bacon, 2 pork schnitzel 
amazing seafood here but not today
       There is many more meat counters and cheeses, plus various different food vendors as well. So many choices!
       Out of the building next is Pedlars village, more food vendors, and just about anything you can thing of here.
a new kiddie ride this year 
the kids love this too
lots to see here
     This vendor below was our main reason to visit Pedlars village. This couple have been here for years I used to work with her husband at MTD products back in the '80's. He was a QC inspector.
2 cornish pasties here, we bought 4 2 meals
The cornish pasties we just love too, so got 4= 2 meals.
     Then back outside an adult ride this guy rode Roger the Bull for a bit then got thrown off, not hurt of course. It became a wild ride!
this guy riding Roger the Bull
    Around the corner some Mennonite ladies below selling wonderful homemade baked goods, fresh maple syrup and homemade horseradish (very hot).
a perfect sized Blueberry pie, yummy
we just had to have
     Next building is a huge coverall with a nice wood fireplace out front to warm you up if need be. Not so much today.
The only Busker we saw today
he was pretty good
     Lots more vendors inside, this is nice an bright with the white cover.
more excellent cheeses
more produce 
    Then back outside down one row of vendors heading back to our car.
more people getting here now the to leave
Conestoga wagon selling fresh cut fries
schnitzel, burgers and hot dogs
lots of fresh cut flowers
     That was our quick tour of the market could have spent hours, but we got what we wanted  here and made our way back home. A few more stops, Canadian tire, 2 Walmarts and a Sobey's grocery store then home for lunch at noon.
     After lunch Suzie took the car to Woodstock to get some yarn that she wants for SIL, Sandy to make her a nice custom blanket like the one she loaned us.
     While Suzie was gone I puttered around outside on this wonderful sunny afternoon and amazing 56F (13C)  attempting to divert the water puddles down beside our coach and around the shed and away.
snow almost gone water going away
the water making its way past us
and to the right of the shed behind us
small rivers and away under the storage trailer
     Suzie back home by 3:30 got her yarn and a new shirt that she was looking for. Missed going to a grandson number 3's hockey game this afternoon in Cambridge but looking forward to one tonight in Ayr Ontario.
     Was soon time for supper so I whipped up a salad and with so  many choices now, Suzie decided tonight we need to enjoy a couple of these very tasty Cornish Pasty's  . We like them with a bit of gravy so I made some up and, oh my, these were excellent! 
some tasty gravy sure hit the spot
love these Pasty's
     Dishes done and relax a bit more then made our way to Ayr for Grandson number 1's,  4 on 4 hockey game, first one we can enjoy this year. And enjoy it we did Was sure nice to see him play again. He sure is growing up and they all had a fun time there out on the ice. They played very well and defeated the other team by quite a lead. Nice to see more of the family and especially Gand daughter #3 again twice in one week is a real treat!
they are ready for their shift
here we are enjoying the game
lots of action in the ice
they are cleaning up
then of course a happy smile from a
happy Granddaughter
         After the game we hung out to see him once again and say so long for now and how much we enjoyed the game, before heading back home for the night. Did manage to catch a bit of the sunset on the drive back. A perfect ending to a perfect day.
just used it by minutes
    Thanks for dropping on by for a peek.

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