earth’s best sundays – canada day edition

This weekend was a good one.  It was, after all, Canada’s birthday.  Unfortunately, my camera was either at home or suffering a dead battery so we only managed pictures of Sunday at my dad and step mom’s farm, but I assure you it was good and full.

::friday::

intensive clean-up + reorganization of our upstairs

grocery shopping

buy one get one deals

::saturday::

Combermere Farmer’s Market on a damp and cool morning

a long wait for the best damn homemade donuts you’ll ever eat

a day spent at the cottage with my step dad, step sister and her wee family

sword fights, flower picking, fishing, bbq, bunnies jumping on a bed, grazing, matching jammies

sleepy children

::Sunday::

two loaves of dutch oven bread

piling the last few bits of wood (the epic job of 2013!)

warm strawberries

garlic scapes

Poppy obsessed with riding Dad + Janet’s new horse Nutmeg (or “Meggie”, as she likes to call her)

Grampa practicing his lasso skills on willing grandkids

watering the animals

checking for eggs

naked tub fun

tractor…always the tractor

birthday cupcakes

too tired to stop for fireworks…maybe next year

::monday::

hulling strawberries while sipping our morning coffee

iron + wine

a new lawnmower (our neighbour repairs and sells them so we traded in the old one)

into town to meet friends for Canada Day celebrations

the anthem + feeling grateful for being born in the best country.

the petting zoo

free Kawartha Dairy ice cream

slowest free balloon service ever!

Waiting in line for food only for them to run out

classic cars

toads+ coffee  in the garden

a quick stop at Kawartha Dairy for chocolate milk + ice cream + waffle cones

that chocolate milk  rocked my socks, wondering why I don’t drink it more often

feeling rather smug as we watched all the tourists making their way back to the city

homemade veggie pizza for supper

bed.

go gently + be wonderful

e.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm by Karen | Permalink

    Isn’t Kawartha Dairy chocolate milk THE BEST! When I head down to visit the family I always stop both coming and going to pick up a jug!
    I’m envious of the outdoor bathtub. Been wanting one forever.

  2. Posted July 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm by Rachel | Permalink

    We were up in Combermere this weekend too visiting my many in-laws who live there! Unfortunately we didn’t have our acts together enough to make it in time for the market or St. Joe’s thrift shop :( Beautiful pics, love the outdoor tub, such a great idea! And way prettier than a plastic kiddie pool!

  3. Posted July 4, 2013 at 12:47 am by Susan | Permalink

    What a glorious place for children to just BE. They and you are so fortunate.
    Hope YOU are feeling well.

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