Yup, that’s a lot of dead ducks and geese. They were not killed for sport but to put food on ours and other hunters tables. I had never eaten duck or goose until I met Darryl (minus that one time in chef training school). Actually, I hadnt eaten a lot of things until I met … More Duck duck goose
oh the weather outside is frightful…. Living in Ontario Canada means we have to put up with all four seasons. Sometimes Mother Nature even lets us have all four seasons in a week. One day it’s sweaters and running shoes, and the next is winter jackets and boots. Currently it is windy, cold and snowy … More Winter Blahs
Wtf. I swear I just finished all the laundry. But no…we had to take off our dirty clothes from today and now the basket is half full again. I don’t know what’s worse; death, taxes, or the laundry. Laundry has a bunch of steps. Some of the steps I don’t mind so much and others … More Death, Taxes, and Laundry
November 11th. As a child I remember Remembrance Day as the day I wore a poppy, sat through a somber school assembly, read poems and stood quietly while a song played on the loud speaker. While I vaguely grasped the significance of the day, my understanding and personal connection wouldn’t occur until much later in … More My Remembrance.
It’s been a while since I have blogged. To be honest, life has been pretty busy and what time remains at the end of the day has been spent curled up and reading. Something pretty big happened a few weeks ago. We adopted a black lab named Bella. She’s eleven months old, a runt, and … More The end of summer
It’s been a rather sad day here in our house. Before leaving for work, I went to feed our fish Nemo, and found him dead. Not that there is a good time for these things to happen, but it could have been better timing. The child that owns that fish was still sleeping and I … More The Day Nemo Died
I have his fingers. I have his extremely white legs that don’t tan. I have his love of music. I have his passion for cooking. I have his need to go camping. I have his desire to hold onto the past like a rare treasure. And he has my heart. He is the man that … More Father’s Day
A hard top tent trailer, five people, two nights and one chipmunk. We are only a half hour away from home but it feels a world away. The five of us are snug in the tent trailer and at times I wish I had a different trailer but I’m glad we have this time together. … More Camp kids
By now, most people have heard about the Gorilla Harambe, who was killed after a three year old child fell into the enclosure at the zoo. And by now, we have all formed some sort of opinion about this. My thoughts are that it is very tragic and sad. And above all else I don’t … More There once was a Gorilla named Harambe
I need to set the stage a little for this story. Goose has a flare for theatrics. She’s a wee bit dramatic. The smallest scrape or bump to the head can result in alligator tears and days of her saying it still hurts. So when she came to me with her latest ailment I took … More Oh boy, that doesn’t look right.