:: Those of you who come to my blog to see what I've been up to in the crafting department are probably wondering what's happened. I would like to reassure you that crafting is taking place, but there's a reason I haven't posted any pictures lately. In a word - Christmas. January should be awash in pictures of finished projects.
:: Gardeners, procrastination is not your friend. A fellow Garden Club member and I were in charge of planting garlic in the community garden. We had been talking about the need to get it in the ground since the beginning of October. Had we taken action back then we wouldn't have frozen our hands stiff planting it this week after an Arctic front had moved in.
:: Fresh turmeric stains everything it touches. I did not know this. I used it for the first time last week in a Jamie Oliver recipe, and for several days afterwards my fingers looked like they belonged to a 90-year-old smoker with a three pack a day habit.
:: My first book, Ting Ting, was just included in Great Reads For Kids, a booklet put out by the Toronto Public Library. It's a collection of over 200 recommended books for children ages six to 12.
:: The storm clean-up here at The Cottages continues. Our cottage wasn't damaged, but several others were. This cottage with the tree on its roof is just down the street from us.
:: Scarier yet is this cottage that has been impaled. The bottom part of the branch is sticking through their bedroom ceiling. Imagine what it would have done to a person!
:: Teapot Hill took quite a hit as well. There were over twenty trees down on the trail. This one was the most impressive. You can see how massive the root system is. Either that, or I'm very short. Or both.
:: Still on the topic of Teapot Hill, yesterday morning both our telephone and cable were down. It seemed odd to me that the two would have gone out at the same time, but we were in the middle of another windstorm, so I just figured that was the problem. Not. It turns out that in the middle of the night thieves cut through the wires right at the base of Teapot Hill and stole $10,000 with of copper wiring.
:: The latest windstorm came as an Arctic front made its way into our area. The waves on Cultus Lake were spectacular!
:: This wasn't quite what I had in mind when we put up the bird feeders.
:: Fergus and Jenny have both corners of the couch covered. They consider it their job to make sure no neighbourhood dog goes by unnoticed.
Have a great second half of the week! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!