I hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day!
So, I’m 55 and I think I can be allowed just a tiny bit of nostalgia. For those people who knew me in Keremeos, when I attended the Similkameen Secondary School, can you remember a grade 12 course called Community Recreation??
Another year older, and thankfully, not deeper in debt!
December is nearly over, and we’re still getting rain, even though most of the southern half of the province has been snowed on. Go figure? Actually, I don’t mind an absence of snow – we can still hike about on the roads with Brennan. I’m not sure what the rest of the winter will be like. I’ve heard that it’s supposed to be a La Niña year, so cold with lots of snow, but with climate change, I’m not sure if this will happen or not.
We’re still going strong this year, even into November. Looking forward to some winter “rest” …
October came, with its glorious colors as the maples, apples, and oaks put on their fall displays. Time to bring in the last of the harvest and watch the rains start in earnest.
Things are finally quieting down a bit, but I’m still in catch-up mode with our blog. So, here’s September at a glance …
August flew by some time ago, but here is some of our summer trivia.
You’d think, with the degree of isolation that COVID-19 has imposed on everyone, that people would tend to be more communicative rather than less. However, strangely enough, I’ve had fewer people viewing our blog site (and this observation has been supported by another friend who has also seen a decline in people accessing his blog) and fewer people reaching out via Facebook. Hardly anyone has phoned or texted us recently. On the flip side, I’ve been emailing back and forth with a handful of friends on a regular basis. So what’s up?? I dunno …
Anyways, for those who are still checking in on our blog site, I’ll post some excerpts from my emails.
Coming to the homestead, we had to downsize massively. Now that we’re here … well, things are beginning to accumulate and there is a need for more “specialized” spaces around the homestead, places where certain activities can occur, spread out, and be left undisturbed for periods of time. So we have entered the phase of “out building” construction, the first of which is a “She Shed”, variously called the outdoor kitchen, the apothecary, the laboratory, or simply “my shed”.