Hope you are all having a fabulous week We have been having more thunder and lightening storms, which send the goats and sheep into an absolute panic. Heather managed to pop her patella out of place, which meant a trip to Shriners and an MRI on her knee. I’m trying very hard to ignore the leaves taking on a reddish tinge.
Can I fuss for a minute? Yesterday we went into a couple of stores that not only already have out Halloween and Thanksgiving items, but Christmas items as well! And the crazy thing is, they are already 40% off! I’m still thinking about Labor Day and school starting, I’m not ready to deal with the holidays yet.
It’s Fair Time again
Heather won a blue and a purple on her Desert Habitats display
She won a blue on her potholder purse
And she won a red on her hummingbird house. The judge thought she could have done a better paint job
But the ladies who were receiving entries were pretty intrigued with the idea of an actual hummingbird house and said they were going to build some for their yards
So what do you do with your Fair food entries? Mine went to the chickens.
Puff 2 was the first to sneak up on it and try it out It was a pretty vicious cake, so she tiptoed up to it, grabbed a mouthful and then ran away. Then she tiptoed back from a different angle, grabbed another beakful and ran away
Pollyanna thought it was pretty tasty
The cake did receive a blue and a pink rosette, but the idea of it sitting around for 4 days with people inspecting it didn’t make me want to eat it.
But the chickens and geese have pretty much demolished it
This black hen thought it was pretty yummy She snuck up on it after she saw the others eating on it. But then she stayed right there until the guineas came along and chased her off.
We ventured up north to try out the Selkirk Loop.
It was kind of a grey, rainy day, but a nice drive.
We finally got Grandpa to stop driving in Crawford Bay for some lunch and exploring.
We had difficulty locating a non-pub for lunch, but finally found a place. But we had to sit outside because no minors are allowed inside.
It was a little breezy and rainy, but they provided a barrel of monkeys to help us pass the time
I wasn’t sure what to think of this door, which was located right behind our table. The sign reads, “Camera Sensitive Staff Only. Thank you.” Ummmm…..any thoughts???
We stopped at Artisan Way in Crawford, where the artisans make their wares right in front of you.
Heather thought the glass blowing was especially cool
We also checked out Barefoot Handweaving, which was amazing.
They had 3 looms loaded and working. Beautiful colors and patterns, too
Heather and I liked the polar bear
For you spinners and weavers out there, check out their back wall
We also got to ride on the Osprey 2000, a 35 min free ferry from Balfour to Kootenay Bay.
We ventured up a deck to check things out. Heather thought there should have been dolphins
We stopped at a rest area and discovered a beautiful little water fall
Looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting
Puff 2 “Who me? I didn’t steal the cookie from the cooky jar!”
Hope you have a great day and can ignore the reddish tinge on the leaves, too
Tough times never last, but tough people do. -Robert H. Schuller