Mother/mother-in-law O’Brien visit

We had yet another action-filled three-day weekend with Liam’s Mum. The weekend started on a Thursday evening, when we ate dinner at the Cove Inn. We drove around a lot of the small towns (Westport, Perth, Delta, Forfar). After she left, we put in a solid half-day of work. Here are a few highlights of…

Laing-Vega and Doré visit, Prickly Ash, and Pex

We had yet another wonderful weekend at the estate last weekend. We got, not one, but two visitors. First, Nina’s parents, cousin, Najwa, and her boyfriend, Stu (both from England) visited just for the day. They drove 8 hours or so for a 4 hour visit! Besides eating the delicious bakery goods from Pan Chancho,…

Just a small aside

I stopped off for a quick Trash Nothing pick-up just now and met the nicest lady. Her name is Shannon and she was cleaning out her garage and finding all kinds of fun stuff to give away to leeches like me. I got lucky enough to pick up some shelves (track shelves, I think they’re…

Chris (aka Xander) digs and digs and digs

The estate’s first non-family visitor, Chris (aka Xander), came last week, Monday-Wednesday. We loaded up the car and stopped off at Freshco (remember how much we love Freshco?) for a bunch of vegetables and sausage and beer and bam, estate home, sweet estate home. We got to the cabin and made a game plan: we’d chill…

Mango canoe

Today (Sunday of Canada Day long weekend) we spontaneously decided to go buy a canoe and paddle it home. The two places to get canoes are about 10 km of paddling and 3-4 km of portaging through city streets. 10 minutes after entering the store, we left with our mango-coloured 16′ canoe.