People of Walmart - Greenwood edition

Normally when Laur goes to Walmart I either stay home or wait in the car.  However, they are selling Beep and I just can't get enough of it, so I came into the store this time.  It looked like we got there just in time as their supply was very, very low.  Normally we pick up six cartons - three litres for the freezer and three litres for the fridge (I mix it 2 parts water to 1 part Beep because I'm just like that). Normally the three litres will last about a week.


I'm working on SD... but here's a little somethin' somethin' to keep you entertained...

Great grub and Gypsophilia

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a potluck birthday party in honour of a prominent Margaretsville resident.  The food was fantastic and I spent the majority of time speaking with a friend of Kookum and Mooshum's who happens to be a shaman.


Chook, chook, chookie!

We picked up our meat birds on Tuesday. Despite my trepidation, all of them have made through the first couple of days with resounding success.


Sunday Drivers - Aylesford Lake

We took a wee spin south to check out some potential summer swimming spots.  Our journey took us first to Lake George.  It was much less than we had expected from a provincial park, so we continued on at boy's request to "turn left."


Sunday Drivers - Peggy's Cove

Our day had originally entailed a Mother's Day hike with the Evergreen Theatre group.  However that plan was scuttled, presumably because the deluge unleashed over night was expected to continue into the day.


Picnic at the Margaretsville Light

We took a wee jaunt over to the light at Margaretsville, where we sat down for a bit of a picnic.   It's been overcast and foggy the past couple of days (but no rain on our bit of paradise), so we took off for the shore when we saw the sun shining.

Those pesky critters wouldn't be so bad...

... if they didn't get in your nose and ears. Oh, and if there was some sort of repellant that actually worked!


Sunday Drivers - South Shore Edition

I'm wiped out this evening.  Here are a few unedited photos of today's adventure to whet your appetite.

The week in review

It's been a busy week at Occidental Acres.  I've been slowly working on the chicken coop, on Wednesday I finished my part of the 7x10' pantry (now over to Laur for paint/electrical), started roofing the wood shed (one of those jobs which needs to be done, but only gets done in spare time), planted seven trees in the new orchard,  took down a HUGE ash snag (an incredibly dangerous job done by Mooshum. I was definitely the assistant) and tilled a garden plot.


Two more reasons to love Nova Scotia

A couple weeks ago the "check engine" light came on in the car.  We didn't really pay much attention to it because it wasn't blinking and Ingrid needed an oil change anyway.  Well, the other day I was driving down the mountain when the check engine light started blinking and the oil pressure light illuminated.  Both of these lights were followed by a screaming alarm issuing forth from Ingrid's bowels!