Wednesday, June 7, 2017

a whole pile of little/big stuff

that's me man heading down the driveway last night with all of his gear to go fishing for beautiful trout in Strachan's Brook.



Strachan's Brook is right there in the far right of the pic below:



he walks down our driveway to the brook, 250 mtres, and gets us 5 fish a day. that's all he's allowed to catch. and because of those rules, which he follows, the trout are always plentiful. he spends about an hour at the brook, start to finish, and an hour and a half at the river (just because it's farther away) and we eat 5 deelishous fresh trout a day during fishing season. his contract with Lobsters 'R Us is really frigging that up. but we are catch-uppers and we are catching up.

here's our favourite pasta.


here's edgar on the back of my chair and i dare any of you to say he does not look like a rat!


the dishwasher is finally out of the basement and back on the porch. only people who have to lug dirty dishes in bins from the porch to the basement...the door of which is outside...in the winter...can comment on this.


here's a breakfast for champions. pineapple chia fresca with fresh salsa with a hard boiled egg for breakfast.


kept the man working hard on the second greenhouse from dawn til it got too hot.


it's a crazy day at the manor...big, hot sun, both of us wore out, radish were planted today, butternut and buttercup squash planted yesterday, green and yellow acorn squash were planted yesterday and pumpkins. today, nasturtiums and a bunch of sunflowers were planted today.


greenhouse watering, watering the veggies, jambaloney going to get some sand loaded on the truck, then unloading it off the truck...kids - it's been a long day. please feel sorry for us - we are having fresh-caught lobster, steak and fresh-made salsa for supper.

i know - you all feel terribly for how hard we live our lives! xoxoxox

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  1. Curiosity question: What constitutes hot in your neck of the woods? Here anything above 35 C is unpleasant (given the humidity) and above 37 C it is just stupid to be outside.

    Much sympathy for lobster and steak. We appreciate your sacrifices for the greater glory of the Empire...

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    1. TB - for us - hot equals anything nearing 20C (70F) but thank goodness we always have the ocean breeze. back in ottawa we would get in the 30'sC and it was gawd-awful with humidity to boot. we don't get much humidity here - thank The Lord - we always have the ocean to take care of that. but still, even with the ocean breezes, if you are out in the full sun for a full day - it near wipes you out.

      and TB - we appreciate your understanding of the sacrifices we make for the greater glory of the Empire. we always know that we have your understanding in those kinds of matters - bahahahahah! xoxoxox

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  2. Steak and lobster? Really? REALLY? We, tell Jam I'm gonna go roll around on top of my workbench and think of him, BWAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Love to you both!!! ;-)

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    1. ok - now you have jambaloney crying AGAIN! he was out all day working on the new greenhouse, coming in for breaks to work on his contract, working on his contract all night and then you bring up the WORKBENCH!!!! now i have to put up with his sobbing AGAIN all night! thanks 1st Man! bahahahahah! xoxoxox

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    1. thanks Yarrow! i checked out your blog, love it and am following you. i don't know why i am showing up as "cymbre" in your followers list...but that is the correct gaelic spelling of my name. i am glad to have a new friend! xoox

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  4. kymber - Lucky you to have a man who'll toddle off on his own to catch yu your dinner. And who'll build you a second grenhouse...;)

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    1. Dani, you are one lucky lady too with your RMan! we are both very lucky and we both know it! xoxoxo

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  5. Five fresh trout a day = heaven!

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    1. not this year Ed. most other years 5 a day. but the past couple of years he has had too much contract work with Lobsters 'R Us. he's only been out fishing 3 times this year and the season started on april 15! but we are hoping to catch up! xoxoxox

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  6. I was just about to feel sorry for you...until I read your dinner menu! What beautiful, clear blue skies you have! I think that trout is one of my favorite fish - as long as I catch them myself - or have some hunky guy do it for me (I'm not holding my breath). It must be absolutely wonderful to have your dishwasher right at hand! And I think that Edgar looks more like a cross between a teddy bear and a koala... :)

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    1. teehee. Susan, we got it pretty bad. our lives are just horrible. bahahahahahah! sometimes it's fun to say such crazy words when we are actually living the dream! gurl- you gots to get our there and get you a hunky man to catch you some fish. what am i saying? YOU can catch YOUR OWN fish! YOU can do anything! you amaze me that way! having the dishwasher on the porch and near the kitchen really helps when you make most of your food from scratch and use 1,0000 dishes and pots a day! i'll get a pic of rat when he is in "rat mode" - then you will see that he really is a little rat. especially when he gives you the "rat stink-eye"! xoxoxox

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  7. Edgar is a cutie.

    You best get in the hot tub and relax, Eh?

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    1. Edgar (whose middle name is Houdini) - better known as "The Rat" - escaped the bathroom through the bathroom window TWICE! and he looks just like a rat!

      and yes - after a long, hard day, steak and lobster - it is difficult but somehow through our perseverence, we manage to make ourselves get in the hottub. it's not easy, ya know! bahahahahah! xoxoxox

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  8. I'd like to scoop up Edgar and give him a hug (and probably get a face full of claws!).

    I'm ready for fresh salsa. Yum!

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    1. Kelly - Edgar "The Rat" is all about the love! i give all 4 caqts 3-4 daily mcsauges (massages) every single day and that Rat could be mcsauseged ALL. DAY. LONG. i try to sneak extras in for him as much as i can. jam does too. we don't know how long he was living in the woods by himself. we love that little guy. xoxoxox

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  9. I know what you mean, life is so horrible here for Alex and me too. ;)
    Enjoy your fantastic seafood!!! xx

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    1. oh Rain - we are always worried about you and Alex living in the Laurentians and doing without the proper necessities of life - but you do have the good things in life like good food, companionship and wonderful pets - it's a horrible life. but we all just take it with a grin right? xoxoxoxo

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  10. Hey Gurlie!!! We so need to come fishing with you guys.. As always the manor is beautiful and yes what constitutes hot in your area?? gonna be in the 90s here this weekend. : )

    God forbid having to lug dishes to the basement to wash them...not with my crew, its like laundry poor dishwasher runs every day.. Much love to you and Jam

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  11. heya back Gurlie! hot here is anything hitting between 20-25C (70-80F?). most days we have the cool ocean breeze but on days when there is no breeze, 20C is hot!!! i don't know how you guys can stand those crazy hot temps down there in the south!

    and yes - getting the dishwasher back on the porch has already made a big difference in our lives - i love having it back! sending much love back to you all! xoxoxoxox

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