Friday, September 15, 2017

beach day and some more daily harvests - woohoo!

yesterday we woke up to a beautiful day!

we did our normal morning chores, which always includes making sure the cats are still alive!

we did our daily harvest....

c'est fantastique!

then we said "we should go to the beach"...and so we did. driving to the beach we pass mckinnon's lake....lots of cottages on one side of the lake but not many people up in the last few years.

this is the end of mckinnon's lake - it's a pretty big lake!

just up ahead you can now see the ocean.

around the bend.

woohoo - we're almost there!

a rather blurry pic of the ocean through the windshield of caribou-dura.

no worries. some beautiful pics coming.

not a single other soul to be seen at the beach...can you imagine?

my man was going to the reef with a kitty litter bucket to get me some mussels.

but the tide had already started coming in.

the maniac jumped into the freezing cold atlantic - it never warmed up all summer because we didn't have enough hot days.

when we came home we had delicious and proper korean tempura - shrimp, zucchini, sweet potatoes, onions and mushrooms. with a delicious and proper korean dipping sauce.

we watched a beautiful sunset and watched a show or two on netflix.

today was all about the garlic and onions!

that is a load of garlic! we will sort them and keep the big ones and re-plant the little ones to harvest next fall - amazing!

how about 100 yellow and 100 red onions?

you may say "kymber, they look so small?" and i would say back to you - "have you ever eaten an onion that you grew yourself?" - because they are pretty powerful and go a long way. they, too, will be sorted, big ones kept for eating and little ones planted back out in a day or two.

now here's a trick i learned....jambaloney got some organic onions from the mainland and 2 of them started to sprout. so i planted them each in a pot and now have 8 onions. oh i have learned my lesson and learned it well!

here's all of the garlic and onions with the dirt brushed off them and the tops cuts off.

we will sort them all and the ones we keep will go in a cardboard box (each separate) with a towel over them for the winter. as i said before, all of the smallest onion and garlic will be replanted in the next day or two.

we had veg stirfy for supper - deelish! the secret to the best rice is one that jambaloney came up with - add a couple of drops of almond oil to your rice - oh it is sooooo delicious!

it's pack up and put things away time for us now. then we're making chips and poutine from our own potatoes.

it's a really nice way to end another couple of beautiful days! sending love!


  1. Kymber, life is sure sweet up there. Things have been a mess down here since the hurricane passed over but we are getting back to normal. Haven't had internet or power since last Monday until yesterday. I wonder if you ever have weather issues up there. Can't remember your ever mentioning any other than snow.

    Glad all is well. If I lived there, I'd just stay on that beach, I'd never miss a sunrise or sunset.

  2. Looks beautiful and thanks for sharing. I would expect that the North Atlantic is similar to the waters starting from San Francisco and moving north: pleasant to look at, impossibly cold to swim in.

  3. Hi Kymber! :) Beautiful beach...and isn't it nice when it's all yours! I often visited the beaches when I lived on P.E.I. and (besides Cavendish beach), they were almost deserted this time of year too. Your food looks great! Oh is it poutine time again already? What a shame... :) We're going to Montreal on Wednesday (bah) but we'll definitely be getting poutine when we go!

    Congrats on your harvest!!! I'm growing onions for the first time next year I think! And I'm planting garlic at the end of the month. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!!

  4. (This is so weird...I am sure I commented before...wooooOOooo) Such a beautiful place - I would love to live near water, as long as I could see the other side. Yes, I am a bona fide landlubber. You manage to coax such wonderful things from your land - your green thumb must extend up to your elbow! Have you had a chance to become a mermaid this summer?

  5. such a beautiful place! (I have the internet again! woo hoo).

    lovely looking food. Making me hungry