Thursday, August 30, 2012
The next picture is of Barry and Sandy covering some tricky spots on the trail. I had safely got over and was the official photographer recording all the fun.
And the next picture is of John getting a head start on his wood. People up here get bunks of wood delivered to split for the winter - thank goodness we have about a 2 year supply already done. We just have to move some from the other property over to the wood sheds - but that is for another day.
Barry and Sandy left today, as did Stacey. We are just enjoying the quiet time - it is going to be 28 and sunny today. We will be floating in the pool...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Wonder what other treasurers I will find on Wednesday....
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Have a Happy Birthday Clarence - from us.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Then a picture of my Sadie - my "grandchild" whom I love a lot. I will miss her...and Stacey and Andrew too of course ;o)
Thank you Stacey.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Way to go Tammy - Girls Rule!!!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
That is a picture of Joanne's new chair. There was some trading going on on Axe and when it was all over, this is their new chair. Quite comfortable I must say and it looks good in the room.
See Ya Bye
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The first picture is of a turtle I
The next picture you can just make out a pair of adult Sandhill Cranes I disturbed while out fishing the river last week. I have my own secret spot I go to and left the guys to make my way there. About 3/4 of the way there I saw a family of Sandhills walking along the shore in front of me. If you have never heard Sandhills before, it is the weirdest sound you have ever heard - a clucking kind of sound and when you get 2 adults who think you are out to hurt their baby clucking at you, you pay attention. The adults starting flying in my direction across the river, all the while clucking away at me. The baby was frantically walking along the shore away from me. I immediately turned around and headed back - I didn't want to disturb them any more than I had to. The picture is of them flying back to their baby, clucking their heads off at me. I did manage to fall on the slippery rocks again and have a beautiful bump on my lower leg to show for it.
It is never dull up here...
Can you see the bee on the sunflower? We have a few of them around here - I know this because I got stung on my back and didn't realize it for a few days until I felt pain and a big bump on my back. Rejean dug the stinger out and it is still red and swollen - after 2 weeks!! It just goes with my burn on my arm from boiling water at the hall - trying to drain carrots and the bump on my leg from falling in the river on slippery rocks. I am just falling apart...
I see pepperoni....
Monday, August 13, 2012
Phyllis and I shopped all day Thursday, baked pies and prepped 3/4 of Friday, worked all day Saturday and Sunday from 8am tip 9:30pm then cleaned from 9am till noon today and there is still cleanup to do. But we had enough help that it wasn't unbearable.
We ended up with only a 35 pound pig (we never expect to get a pig big enough to feed 300 people but we wanted one a LITTLE bigger) Next year it will be 100 pounds. I cut the head off and put 1/2 a green apple in it's mouth and placed it at the head of the buffet line.
The first picture is of John, Roger and Lynn preparing the pig for roasting. We did get some meat off of it and Sadie enjoyed an ear.
The next picture is of Stacey happily cutting up 110 pounds of potatoes that Ron and Jerry had peeled (they actually peeled 150 pounds - we used 40 pounds for the potato salad). They are the best peelers ever!!!
The next picture is of the "Bar Boys" manning the bar tent. Our bartender backed out and Rejean offered to do the Smart Serve on line and be our bartender - he did a fine job with help from his assistants ;o)
Next is the Bake Sale tent manned by Joan and Sierra - Vickie is just visiting (she is actually hiding from Phyllis - taking a much needed break) - thanks to many members of the community who donated bakes goods and even a basket of home grown green and yellow beans.
Next is John taking a nap (not really) - he is one of the volunteers who arrive at 6am and get the bbq ready and all the roasts wrapped - Phyllis comes in at 6am and makes them breakfast!! Next is a sample of the pork roasts - delicious.
Next is our carver Leslie who also doubles as our dishwasher (I am glad I didn't have to carve!!!)
The final picture is of the kitchen after everything was over. It is clean now. And I am tired.
Friday, August 10, 2012
We got all our Friday work done so Phyllis let us go home early - it was just like getting out of school early!!! But I'll be back again at 9am tomorrow and then again at 9am on Sunday - it is supposed to be nice and sunny and 24 so hopefully it is a success.
See Ya Bye
I took a picture of my score after the first hole - I figured it would be the only time I was in the lead so I got a picture of it. But I was wrong - I came in second last or third - good enough for the bronze (I have been watching too much Olympics). We go out and have fun - we are not good but who cares. It took the four of us 3 hours and 15 minutes to do 9 holes - with a cart!!! We did let a couple of parties to ahead so that takes care of a few minutes so it really isn't that bad. At the end, we had our celebratory hot dogs and beers in the clubhouse.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It was a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party for a couple who summer on a lake up here. 39 people plus 6 kids - we made chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, Caesar salad and buns. Everybody loved the chicken which was easy to make.
In the first picture you can see Phyllis and Vickie in my home away from home. I brought some white wine from home for the sauce and Vickie is finishing it.
The next picture shows the wedding cake Phyllis made. The "bride" saved her wedding cake topper from 50 years ago and Phyllis just added a few tweaks like painting the bride and groom's hair grey. She did an amazing job.
The next photo is of the crowd just arriving.
The next is of my bar area. Not a lot of drinkers in the group - I (or the Hall) made $3 in tips!!
The final picture is of the feast.
Now we are getting ready for the Pig Roast this weekend. We baked pies all day long today - tomorrow I get a day off to go golfing!!!, shopping all day Thursday for the food and then all day long Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1/2 of cleanup on Monday.
Tuesday I rest...