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Monday, December 30, 2013


...are still on my camera which is in Rejean's truck down by the garage and it is - 20 out there so I am not going out to get it.
I promise tomorrow to post  my pictures.  Right now I am staying nice and warm by the fire.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on
Our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Make the yule-tide gay
From now on
Our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends that are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years
We all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas Now

Merry Christmas Everyone

Monday, December 16, 2013


One of the perks of having had a good hunt this year is the amount of venison meat in my freezer.  I decided to get going on using it.  I first made a great venison chili the other day with kidney and black beans, onions and celery, diced tomatoes and some secret spices.  Delicious - we ate it for 2 days.  Great with some grated cheddar cheese on top and some crusty bread.
I invited Mary and Ron and John and Linda over for dinner last nite with the intention of making Beer and Deer.  I sat down at the computer to get the recipe off the Canada In The Rough web site but found the web site down!!!  I had given my printed copy to Ed back in November.  I started to panic.  I emailed and called Ed.  I checked the Canada In The Rough facebook page - I even tried to contact Thomas Pigeon thru Facebook explaining my dilemma.  I called Roger - he didn't have it either.  Ed was in Winnipeg and the recipe was at home.  I finally found a similar recipe online and that was what I was cooking for dinner.  (I made Linda something else because she doesn't like venison but she did try it).  It was delicious and every one enjoyed it.  (I did hear back from the Canada In The Rough but not until Monday).
I still have lots of venison left and you can be sure it will all be gone by next year.  But I do miss the pepperoni - we didn't get any done this year - maybe next year...


It all started when Jenn and Steve came up in November and Jenn had a few balls of yarn to make a couple of scarves.  But she would be using her arms instead of knitting needles.  She generously gave me her first creation and she proceeded to "knit" a few more.  She tried to show me how it was done but I just couldn't catch on - I forgot if I had to go up and thru or down and out.  After they went home, I sat down in front of the computer and watched a tutorial video and mastered the art of "Arm Knitting" as you can see in the last photo of Mary and Linda with their new scarves.  That is my arm in the middle picture demonstrating the part where you use your arm.

Gee, I wonder what I'm going to be giving for Christmas this year....

Monday, December 9, 2013


I don't make a habit of watching curling but I do enjoy watching championships or the Olympics - some of those "shots" are simply amazing.

Well the team  representing our area, Sault St Marie and Northern Ontario is coming home from the Roar of the Rings as champions and will represent Canada in the winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi Russia!!!

I for one will be glued to the TV cheering my team on.

Way to go boys!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


...where did these big tracks come from?  We were over on the mine side looking for trees to take down for our fire wood when we came across these tracks.  They had to have been made by a rather large bear that hasn't found a place to hibernate yet.  Hope he finds a place real soon...


Friday nite was bad coming home from the fish fry in Thessalon - big flakes in your headlights coming right at you - made me dizzy.  But made it home safely.  It snowed all day long on Saturday - we didn't even get to the dump!!  Sunday was clean up day.  All told we had about 6 inches on the ground and it was easy to blow.  We took the quads over to the garage and brought home the snowmobile - ready for the winter outings.
Kim says that we won't see the grass again until April - I tend to believe her.