On Saturday, Aug. 9th we woke up together around 7 and it was great to see the sun bursting to the east. No clouds were visible and that alone makes me smile from ear to ear. I slipped outside to get a picture of the yellow ball and across the pond at the rising mist. What’s this? Frost on my windshield? Oh no! My first thought upon seeing the frost was my garden.
|Mist on the pond|
It got down to 4C last night and I neglected to cover my tomatoes. I recollect when I lived in Rodney, On. years ago and had a garden, someone advised me to spray your plants with water before the sun hit them. This would save them if the frost hit them.
So, I filled my watering can and sprinkled water on them. They look fine and I picked the ones that were ready. Calling for another cold one tonight, 5C I think so I will take the time and put the old sheets over them.
Brrr, it was a cold morning. Bill made my tea for me and we settled at our laptops and did our morning reading together. I make notes that pop into my head of things I want to search on Google. Often the thoughts are gone before I put the pen to paper but today I remembered 3 things. I googled a couple of things and because of a dream about a reunion with someone I’ve not thought of in years, I searched on Facebook.
|So far, these are the only clouds in the sky|
|Frost on the Corolla|
|I love this view|
|By the time I was out walking, clouds were lifting|
|This tanker was bringing liquid manure to the farmer|
|Drawing the manure to the spreader|
|All set to go|
With Bill almost done cutting I came inside and had my shower so it would be free for him next. No point in having breakfast since I assume we’ll be having sandwich buns with ham, lettuce and cheese when the kids get here. I’m wondering if I should make some up ahead of time, that might be an idea. I poured myself another tea and settled down for a bit. I’m sitting here admiring the huge beautiful Mums that Megan and Neil brought us. They look as fresh as the day they arrived.
It was around 11:45 that Matt and Jess drove in the lane and as many visitors have had to do, they stopped at the point of the corral where the lane divides. Oh-oh, I think someone has spotted Mr. Snapper. Sure enough he was sitting directly in the middle of the lane. Matt was careful to drive the rest of the way. Bill had just finished with the grass on our hill.
|This is why I trim the small trees|
Don't need Bill poking an eye out!
|Matt and Domi at the hammock|
I think he wants Matt to play ball
|And then gave up and dutifully relaxed too|
|Whatcha got, Mom?|
|Happy Hour at the Acreage|
|Entertaining us chasing his ball|
|Playing Washer Toss|
|Darn! The manure spreader went down our nice graveled road!|
|With the barbecue lit, Jess and her Dad spend time together|
|Covered my plants so the Nomads are back|
|Jess was layered up so Domi was trying to help|
get her warm
This has been a good day with Bill’s youngest daughter, we’re happy they could make
it up here before we leave.
I hope your day has been just as fulfilling. Warmer days are just around the bend for us.
|The fire pit was roaring|
|Domi thanks you for stopping in too|
He gave me a close up in the back of our truck