it started with going to our sister community of fourchu and hanging out with friends at "chase the ace" held in the community centre and then hanging out with friends at our friends' house afterwards. below is a pic of a beautiful evening at fourchu harbour. amazing isn't it?
saturday was spent planting 200 garlic bulbs - woohoo! some had already started sprouting when i took these pics today. here is garlic bed #1:
dinner (or lunch for the crazy people that call dinner, lunch - teehee) was a delicious and very filling salad of lettuce, cucumber, pineapple, kiwi, vermicelli and shrimp. served with a super-hot, super-tart lime-chili-ginger-garlic dressing.
on saturday one of our friends and his son dropped by with an amazing gift. he gave us a snowblower with a broken transmission that he tried to fix and then decided that based on the cost of the parts - he's just gonna get a new one. jambaloney, the garbage collector extraordinnaire, who can make, design, build, macgyver just about anything is planning to make a mulcher using the 9horsepower motor, which runs fantastically, and he is going to use the bottom half of it to make a box scraper to use behind the atv for the driveway! we've got some awesome friends!
the friend that i am referring to is the friend who made the beautiful green wreath for us for Christmas. i loved it so much that i have never taken it down. not a single pine needle has fallen from it yet and i love the fact that it is now beigey-brown.
that wreath stays at the front door until it completely falls apart. i think it will still be there next Christmas!!!
for supper on saturday night, we were invited to a friend's house. it was a small gathering of only a few of us, but the meal was delicious with ham, pasta salad and potatoe salad. oh - and 3 different kinds of pie. i'm not a pie eater but i did have some of the cherry pie because i looooove cherries.
today we've been busy getting garden beds ready and tending to the greenhouse plants which are coming up like mad. and check this out - almost all of my tomatoe seeds and pepper seeds came up - woohoo!
want a fast and really delicious, nutritious dinner? how about sharing an avocado that has been scored and then a slice of lime squeezed over it, sea salt and fresh cracked black peppercorns, a can of tuna and some pear slices. yummy, filling and delicious!
today was a bit of a grey day but no matter....
there's still lots of green things poking their heads out of the ground like these day lillies:
want a quick one-dish supper that does not look pretty at all? have this:
it's rice, cream, corn, peas, broccoli and spinach with 4 chicken breasts sitting on top. after you take it out of the oven you dump a cup of cheese on it. or, if you are us, you dump 2 cups of cheese on it - we love our cheese. it's even more unappetizing looking when served on a plate but trust me when i say it is deelish!
and now for something beautiful to end this post:
Pioneer Preppy, if you put up another post with my picture on it - the friendship is over and i do have a lawyer on speed-dial! not a very good one but a lawyer none the less! bahahahaha!
after you read his first post - go and read this blog post of Pioneer Preppy's - the comments are hysterical - especially Matt's and Rob's - bahahahahaha!
i hope you all have a great week coming!