over the past few days there has been much melting and dripping! and we are finally seeing some ground. and because of the melting, jambaloney has finally been able to get to a job that has been driving him crazy since december.
because the cold weather came on so quick in december, our bags of peat moss and dirt froze to the ground and as we didn't want to rip them, i told him to just leave them there until it thawed. but he would go out every single day and try and lift them up. but it was no go. they were frozen solid to the ground!
here he is all proud of himself finally getting those bags off the ground and into the greenhouse! this bag was still a little frozen...
but with much careful jiggling and wiggling, he finally succeeded.
i guess when you live out in the middle of nowhere, small victories can be found anywhere - bahahahah! but no, like i said, it has been driving him crazy all winter. plus we need the dirt and peat moss in the greenhouse all warmed-up, so that we can start sifting it all to get ready to start some cold-weather plants - woohoo! we'll be doing that this week. he is at work today, and was there yesterday as well, so for wednesday, thursday and friday we will be getting the greenhouse in order. plus on the weekend, i will be starting tomatoes and a few other things in the greenhouse in the house. i am so super excited - woohoo!
so kids, what do you do when you only have a little bit of rabbit stew left? well i'm glad that you asked. you add a little more broth, throw in some celery, add some frozen peas and corn and then dump that on a big hunk of buttered bread. don't forget the cranberries!
so as you all know from the previous post - jambaloney went down to get some training on driving the fire-truck with our brother b on saturday morning. our brother is going to teach all of us, one at a time. and then we can all practice whenever we want. our brother b is in charge of keeping the truck in running order and good maintenance and jam is going to be his assistant.
we ran into a friend of ours, a, that we hadn't seen in well over a year. a and his wife d have a cottage up here. so we yakked for a while and then a went back to his cottage. when i got home i called because i wanted to leave a message for him and his wife to remember to come to our benefit dance for our friend r on april 5. i thought they had already left and headed back to town but they were still at the cottage. i talked to d for a bit - she's a hoot, she is! i can't wait to see them at the dance. but this next pic is for her.
that's Frankie Blue Eyes on a box IN a hamper! jam had just hung up the laundry in our computer room and needed to get that box out of the way to do so. so he put the box in the hamper and 2 seconds later - there's Frankie Blue Eyes!!! now we can't move the box or the hamper until he finds his next little favourite place!
so continuing on, saturday night was our St. Patrick's Day Dance at our community centre. there was only about 20 of us there but when you have the exact right mix of people, all of whom are in the mood to party - well, a fun time will be had! we had an absolute blast! we were all dancing and singing and yakking and we didn't close the place down until the wee hours of the morning. we had such a good time!
i am soooo looking forward to the benefit dance that we will have on april 5 for our friends r and d! the gifts and donations just keep coming in and there will be awesome door-prizes, a big huge goodie basket, and maybe even some silent auctions. it is going to be a huge success and it is going to be fun!
anyway, i'll leave off with a pic of the moon this morning. sorry for such a blurry pic, but i just thought it was gorgeous!
off now to catch up on some blog reading!
You are re-using letters now I know it. I suspect you have more than a couple friend "d" as a matter of fact and really should be using numbers now as well. When you get to R2D2 the fun really begins.ReplyDelete
I am glad your dirt thawed :)
you know what PP - you are sooo right! i am going to have to draw up a master list of our friends. because a bunch of our friends have names that start with the same letters. and it must be confusing for the readers. thanks for pointing that out. but i have a friend d, he's one of our very first friends, and i am calling him R2D2 from now on in your honour. your welcome buddy. it's the least i can do.Delete
PP - you are probably the only one who can imagine how happy jam was that the bags of dirt thawed. because yer a nutter just like him - bahahahah!
Heh... I am more grumpy than Jamby though :)Delete
I'm with P.P. We have snow today....yippy.....ReplyDelete
oh buddy - i am so sorry. more snow? oh man, i swear if we get any more snow i am going on a rampage!Delete
A rampage...maybe I should not have liquids in my mouth when I read your posts....BIG GRINDelete
bahahahahah! oh good one buddy!Delete
I expect sometime soon, maybe tomorrow, we find posted pictures of the river and two bare butts parting the waters.....tell Jamie I said hello. Take care, my sweet friend.ReplyDelete
oh dear sweet one - i hope that the bit of irish in you is enough so that you got the second sight - i would love to go swimming in the river in the next few weeks! the ice on the river just needs to melt first! jam's at work, but i will pass your hello on to him and i am sure that he will appreciate it. you take care too, my dearest and sweetest! xoxDelete
Say goodbye to the snow and ice, and hello to fishing, and swimming nude :-)
This year the snow and ice threw all of us for a loop, not giving us the time we needed to prepare the garden beds, greenhouses, and pots with the soil and peat moss before it froze. Yes, I see the excitement in Jambaloney's face...............he is happy he's able to get the job accomplished.
Your greenhouse already looks fabulous, planting inside it is just going to put the icing on the cake wooohooooo.........
I can see it now tomatoes galore!!!!!
Happy belated St. Patty's Day!!!! Your dance sounds like it was fun, and there was a great turn out.
Sending love and hugs to you both.
Sweet Sandy - like i said to Rob above - any more snow and i am going on a rampage!!! bahahhaah! but we are expecting a foot of snow next thursday, hopefully the weather guys are wrong. but that should be our last snow. i hope!Delete
it has been a crazy winter for everyone so far - it doesn't seem to matter where you live in north america - everyone had a crazy winter! jam's out in the greenhouse right now building more shelves...i'm gonna start some seeds this weekend - woohoo! oh i can't wait, Sandy! happy belated st. patty's day to you! sending love and hugs back from both of us. xoxo
I have a theory. I think it's the fantastic and creative food at your house that fuels all the fantastic and creative work that Jambaloney and yourself so often do. Perhaps I should make cooking more like you a priority ?! Love to you both,ReplyDelete
Jane - you say the sweetest things. thank you!Delete
Rabbit stew looks yummy. If we can get the wind to quit blowing here, then we can get things ready for gardening.ReplyDelete
As for swimming in the river, I think I would build a BIG Fire next to the river. So you all have a place to warm up afterwards. LOL!
Take care. And hugs from the both of us.
oh Flier the stew was delicious and we still have 5 more rabbits in the freezer - woohoo! we won't be swimming in the river anytime soon but man, yesterday was such a bright sunny day i considered running down and jumping in. but it's still covered in ice. i like your idea of a big fire but i would prefer a sauna right near the edge of the river. then i'd jump in and run out and into the sauna - that would be awesome. you guys take care, too. and we are sending hugs right back to you both!!! xoxDelete
I've rediscovered my love of earth tones myself after this LONG winter.ReplyDelete
bahahahahahaha! that was a good one, Mr. Smythe. but so very true. i am loving brown right now!Delete
hey!......jam can see brown stuff now! Glad you guys are having a good time and that white stuff is thawing!ReplyDelete
I have sent you some "snow" photos for your amusement! Seeing that rabbit stew brought back some memories, when I was a boy my grandfather lived with with us and as he was a country boy (from North Bangaroo, near Canowindra) he really liked rabbit. Mum could not stand it but as a treat she used to cook some for him occasionally and I really enjoyed it.
Waiting for the train each day I watch dozens of rabbits playing on the grass at the end of the platform and I often wish I had my 20 gauge trade musket!, mind you the Police would take a dim view of this.