it's been raining all night and day...and we needed it!
especially for the folks living on the mainland of nova scotia....they have been experiencing horrible forest fires and volunteers as well as firefighters from new brunswick, quebec and ontario have been called in. it was almost a terrible fiasco for what is known as the "valley" in nova scotia's mainland - that's where all of our organic peaches, pears and apples come from. but for now, it looks like the firefighters, the volunteers and the rain have it managed. thank goodness. and thank you to all of the volunteers.
rainy days call for french onion soup.
because we're french. bahahahah! however, jambaloney did french immersion for years, worked in paris for months and i can say "my name is a pen" in french - i can't believe you kids didn't believe me???? je m'appelle une stylo. there. showed you!
now onto my mermaid tail.
i wanted to do a proper review but the tail, fin and box that it came in is in port hawkesbury with jambaloney right now. he's off shopping and put my tail and box in the truck the other day to dry it off. oh well, i will just edit this post when he gets home.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE TAILS FOR CHILDREN.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE TAILS FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT A VERY COMPETENT SWIMMER.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE THE TAIL WITHOUT A PROFICIENT SWIMMER NEARBY.
the tail and fin are incredibly difficult to put on - i get jambaloney to help me with mine. you have to be in the river or the ocean when you put the tail and fin on because you can not walk in it. even walking in just the tail is difficult, but impossible if you have the fin on.
but because i have jambaloney there to help me put on the tail and fin...and then dog-paddle myself out into the deeper water - i love it! but you MUST be a very competent swimmer to swim with it. i cannot stress that enough! and again - NOT FOR CHILDREN!
anyone who has any questions - ask here in the comments, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
one last word on the tail - I LOVE IT! but i have jambaloney with me to help me put it on, have him there beside me when i swim in it, and have him there to help take it off.
now on to another reason that we needed rain:
our sinkhole/pond went completely dry for the first time ever! jambaloney managed to rescue all of the little baby salamanders and tadpoles.
they are now currently living in this bin with pond mud and pond water and sticks and rocks. after it finishes raining tonight, we will put them back in the pond.
and kids - super tip about what to do with pods from shelling peas? freeze them. in a bag. add to the bag regularly. and the next time you are making bone/veg broth - add your delicious, homegrown pea pods.
jambaloney should be home soon. we're having BLT's on fresh bread when he gets home. then probably a nap. then homemade hamburgers for supper. then some netflix. it'll have been a full day. a good one.
i would like to thank you all for the comments about my teeth. you are a very supporting and caring group of people and we are the better for having you come to our blog. a big shout-out to my sis C who i can always be brutally honest with - bahahahahah!