I love poking around in thrift stores. When Value Village had a half price sale on Monday, I was there. I always check to see what they have for canning jars, and imagine my surprise when I saw these there. So from my kitchen, to someone else's kitchen, to Value Village, and back to my kitchen they came.
There were two swallows sitting on the clothesline this morning, just a couple of feet from the window. Then they'd flutter around the wall of the house. When I went outside, they were checking out the light fixture on the wall over the deck. It was one of the new ones I put up last Fall.
I was laid in bed this morning, and heard a neighbour's dog barking non-stop. The I heard a familiar 'fffffffffst'. Yep, a hot air balloon. I was kind of surprised, as it wasn't a clear morning. I dashed outside in my nightie, with camera, and three dogs going crazy figuring there must be something really exciting out there. Well until we got out the front door, and Jake heard the sound, and his tail went down and he shot back inside.
Anyway, the balloon wasn't that close, so I didn't have to worry about the passengers spotting my lovely attire (well...I suppose they might have had binoculars..uh oh...)
It's always fun to see them float past. We've never had one land in our field, but they've put down in our neighbour's once or twice.
I finally spotted a hummingbird this morning. It was a long way off, but it's the first one I've seen this year. I've heard them when we've been walking through the bush in the morning, but haven't been able to see them.
It's Census time here in Canada. The basic form is simple enough.
Because we have farm income, we are extra special and get the agricultural census form as well. That's 16 8 1/2 x 14" pages of extra information we have to fill in. Things like how many acres of basil do we grow. More like how many square feet......
We are such minor players, and but have quite a variety of different things, and it's just a huge pain in the arse...
And no it's not done yet.
Doesn't it make you laugh how they say 'do not include wild deer'....
The last thing on my mind these days seems to be taking a photo for this blog. So as it was getting dim this evening I took the camera out, and this is the best of what I got. Okay, Smudge isn't quite as fat as this makes her appear. She has that look in her eye, like she's not quite sure I'm pointing the camera at her, but maybe she should get ready to run anyway.