Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Down Home

We are here! It's been pretty rainy, but we're having fun anyway :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's the day!!

wild blueberries.
pine trees.
salt air.
saltbox houses.
dairy farms.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Way to go, Ryan!

A few months ago, Ryan, my oldest, mentioned that he'd taken a special test at school. He said only a few of the highest scoring math students in his grade were given the choice to take it, so he took it. After that, I kind of forgot about it.
 Today, He came home with two certificates! One was for participating in the test, but the other said
 Outstanding Achievement
 The Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo,
 is pleased to Recognize the achievement of
 Ryan ******
who has received the highest score in the grade 7
 Gauss Mathematics Contest at
************* school in the year 2010

I am really proud of him! who knew that MY son would be good at math? (if you don't know me at all, math and I have had a rather rocky relationship rofl)


Friday, June 11, 2010

Joys of early summer

Flying a kite in a cornfield

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tiger Tail ice cream

 One of my favorite things when I was growing up was when my Dad would go to Scotsburn dairy near closing time and buy us the "remainders"~ the big tubs of ice cream left when they emptied the machines. If I recall correctly, it was only 5 or 10$ for a large pail (the kind in chinese buffet restaurants or ice cream parlours). Often, these tubs has three or four kinds layered in them, but for awhile, he brought home tubs and tubs of tiger tail ice cream. In fact, he brought home SO MANY, we grew VERY tired of the orange and black licorice flavoured tiger tail ice cream. I didn't even THINK about that flavour for many years, until a few months ago, when I saw a commercial for PC tiger tail ice cream! Then, suddenly, I wanted to taste it again. I sent my poor husband on a mission to find some, and he was successful (not PC brand, he found Chapman's) ! I got my tiger tail ice cream, and it was  almost every bit as yummy as I remembered. I say almost, because I am sorry to say that no other brand really  compares to Scotsburn Ice cream!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chicken project: Week 3

yea, they're three weeks old now, and ready to start on chick grower! They've grown so much in just three weeks. Interestingly enough, the chicks I had at the neighbour's house with a hen aren't nearly as big, so maybe mommy hen helps them control how much they eat or something. Who says chickens have no mommy issues hahaha.
 They have outgrown the little chick pen, so I have moved them to the coop next door. They are easy to handle, and not overly scared of being caught.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

the chicks are two weeks old!

Bucket of chicken, anyone?

They are getting so big, and sprouting feathers.