Sunday, 26 June 2016


Very proud of my newly crafted mock telephone pole trellis/ rose proppy-uppy thing...

The wild rose near the well, pre-propping:



On Friday, Effie, Autumn and Erich headed out for a (normally) half hour walk to Kelly's house. They were to meet Kelly on the Goose trail and then be guided along the various trails to her house.

Two hours later Kelly called to say that they never showed up and that she had left trail markers for them ("Effie" and arrows written in the dirt). Kelly had also told a woman walking on the Goose to inform them of the trail markers.

About three hours into their journey Gillian found the disoriented, though jolly, trio outside a house on a street one over from Kelly's after they had negotiated many different (wrong) trails through the woods.

They noted that they indeed had been informed by the walker that a message was left for them and had seen Kelly's trail marker but were not sure what to do with the information.

I wonder why? This is what they thought was the message for them, posted on a tree, rather than the slightly more obvious arrows written on the ground:

Effie insists they were never truly lost and even if they were, Autumn and her had plans to eat Erich if they grew hungry.


Fergus meets Velma the puppy

Kyla wondering why "puppies" are not smaller than her:

Ferg playing some air hockey at Chris and Kelly's:

Effie at the barn with her in-progress painting:

Our beloved stream sanctuary is now a post-new-culvert mess. Hopefully the area will return to its former beauty in 10-15 years!

The FAIL that is the garden: all the peas have been eaten just as they were flowering by the mini bunny or some slug or something...

Also, the raspberries are being eaten by robins and the kale (the only things that is growing abundantly) tastes like glorified grass. And I'm pretty sure basil should be bigger than this by now:

Pride Party

last weekend's chilly, rainy pre-pride parade party... banner making, tie-dying, s'more making:

Eff and Kiyannah repairing last year's banner:

Kelly, Ella, Matt, Kiyannah..

Chilly Kristal:

Eff, Matt, Sam, Guy with greyer hair than realized..

Father's Day

Great food, yummy beer and good times...

and Dad explaining to us the intricacies of the offside trap:

Thursday, 23 June 2016


Erich and Autumn are over from the mainland for a visit. Or to apply for a loan from Effie - one or the other...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Kyla Agility reprise

Wobbly Board and Jumps

Saturday, 11 June 2016


me: hey look, i pruned back the salmonberries so you can now see the rhodos
her: too much

Pants vs. Shorts

Ferg during a recent hot spell..

And today when its chilly..

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Odd Duck

still loves the rain..