check out this wicked cool bug that was on our window this morning - pretty awesome eh?
ugh. we're bushwhacked. like seriously bushwhacked! we were up early this morning to attend our community centre's "hungry man's breakfast". we served and cleared and re-set tables. then busted everything down when it was over. it was a beautiful, hot, august day and that kitchen was boiling! but we served about 80 servings, then sat with our friends to enjoy our breakfast. it was a great morning and we love seeing all of our friends plus people that we only see a few times a year. then it was home to water the gardens and the tadpoles in the pond and then off to our friend P's birthday. that was in our sister community of fourchu. wow! what a turn-out at that event. there were people, family members from all over canada and the states. i ate 15 egg salad sandwiches (they all had the crusts cut off - teehee!) and about 10 ham sandwiches (no crusts on them either - teehee!). jambaloney filled up on all kinds of sweets - half of the table was full of sweets!
the hall was so full that a lot of people just stayed outside! it was such a beautiful day and the harbour in fourchu is probably one of the top 10 most beautiful places on the planet. we had a really good time and got to catch up with all of our fourchu friends!
tonight was supposed to be our community centre dance - but it was cancelled as the county decided last week to fix our one bridge that lets us in and out of our community. the dance was cancelled because we didn't know how fast the bridge would be fixed. true to cape breton form - my goodness we have excellent services here! - they fixed the bridge in 2 days!!! like entirely replaced it!!! and graded our dirt road again AND put down gravel in our worst potholes. i sure do hope someone from the Richmond County public works and services reads this blog - they do such an awesome job and with such little money!!! we will call the county on monday and let them know what a good job they are doing. we do that every time they grade our road or fix something around here. and we call at least once during the winter to let them know what a good job they do of plowing. it's crazy, but we get better service here than we ever got back in the city!!! i kind of expect it because i grew up here but jambaloney is always blown away. it's a nice feeling, for sure!
anyway - here's a yummy trout, green bean and kimchi breakfast - oh yummeh!
my friend SciFiChick, who has been canning tomatoes for a month, as well as putting up a whole pile of other veg, and who never wants to see another tomatoe again - she'll get a real kick out of the pic below. my expert homesteading friends, mmpaints and Phelan, they will kill themselves laughing. my good buddy, Pioneer Preppy, will want to pat me on the head and say "good job, little dumb kymber". i don't care tho. i am pretty proud of myself.
check out today's harvest:
can you say - SCORE! oh ya baby!
here's yesterday's supper - some shish-kebabs, jambaloney's famous rice (his trick - add almond oil!), fresh local plums and kimchi - deelish!
here's some beautiful clouds from earlier this morning. i think we have the healthiest clouds in the world! i love them!
okay - now it's 10 after 5. i still have to stay up for another 3 and a half hours. our dance was cancelled but our friend next door invited us to go and hang out on the porch, play music, dance, have some "refreshments". this was a last minute thing because they knew how disappointed i was that the dance had been cancelled. it was very sweet of them to throw this impromptu party. but again, it's been a long day and we are bushwhacked. yep, we're babies and don't mind admitting it! so jambaloney is out raking up all of the grass he weed-whacked yesterday to add to our potatoe tires, i am putting up a post and then hitting up everyone's blogs. please, everyone, put up a new post. i need to kill 3 and a half hours!!!!