Owen loves to create things from paper, cardboard, play-doh and tissue paper. Here he works with Oma to build a fishing boat complete with a net full of fish.
Can you see the fish caught in the blue net?
Next was a flower made from tissue paper complete with a pipe-cleaner ladybug. So creative!
Once Kate was in bed, mommy joined everyone at the craft table. Sherri has set up all the supplies so Owen can easily access what he needs and put everything away when finished. It is a great way to spend a few quiet hours at the end of the day.
Later this morning we will be heading home where Owen will launch his pirate ship in the lake. Hope it floats.
This weekend we are visiting Leanne and Jamie in Toronto. Leanne is part of the Brain Project designed to bring awareness to brain injuries and raise money for research. There are 100 brains on display throughout the city.
Each model is beautifully displayed in a cabinet along with an explanation from the designer. You can check out the project and vote for Leanne by clicking on: Brain Project or Leanne's Site
This morning the ladies are busy baking muffins; delicious fresh out of the oven.
Yesterday Durl and Linda took us down their lake in search of ........
blueberries. These are a very tiny fruit that grows close to the ground in rocky slopes here in Ontario.
By the time we were done we had over eight pounds of berries. We brought home 4 and will enjoy them in our smoothies, homemade granola and desserts this month. I know they won't last long they are so delicious.
After supper it was time to see if the fish were biting. The day was overcast with some rain so we knew it wasn't the best of conditions.
Mary got the first hit but came up empty.
Next was my turn and I too thought I had lost it as there wasn't much fight after the initial strike. Fortunately Durl had the net ready and helped me land this 19 inch lake trout. I was delighted.
We will enjoy a few meals of fillet fish and sweet potato fries later this week.
Thanks Linda and Durl for a wonderful day together.
It has been a rainy buggy spring with not much to report but this weekend we are enjoying the annual Wheels, Water and Wings weekend in Bancroft. Last night the main street was closed and full of classic cars we all enjoy. The rain held off and we joined the crowd wandering through the displays.
Larry gave us a full tour of his 86 Volkswagen Camper, a remarkable display of ingenuity and craftsmanship. Everything you need to camp in comfort in one very small maneuverable package.
Do you remember fins? This was a big selling feature back in 1960.
How about the A&W drive-in, I think there are still a few around.
From 7 to 10 Cruisin performed on stage. Lots of fun listening to the hits from the 60 and 70s, even got some old folks up dancing.
While we enjoyed the concert the kids enjoyed the midway.
This morning we are off to the Farmers Market in Maynooth and this evening back in town to take in the Hot-Rod show and another concert.
We are two retired Canadians who have just moved into our off grid passive solar home. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling in our Airstream trailer exploring North America and meeting like minded people.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we settle into this new life off the electrical grid.