Sunday, October 1, 2017

September 2017

September was warm enough to enjoy tea parties outside for most of the month. 

Over the years these teacups haven't been used near as much as the mugs to this set but now they are often pulled out and I'm enjoying the conversations that happen over tea.

Isaac who has gathered eggs for us since he turned 15 has now graduated and gone off to travel for the year.  We'll miss this great worker and wish him well in his future plans. 

On the weekend before school began we had the littles over for an afternoon and took in the Emoticon movie with them.  The best part was watching them watch it.  

It didn't feel at all like summer holidays were over.
It was far too hot for comfort. 

The barns were kept cool with the powerwasher mist. 

The smoke from the wildfires in the province kept the heat from being as hot as they forecasted.

The dry summer was likely responsible for the best rose season in years.  

The grape arbor only a few years old produced lots of grapes.

Next year we will do a bit more pruning.
Fewer grapes but bigger ones is the plan.  

Loving these tomatoes that just kept producing.

The hydrangeas were cut and brought inside to dry.  

We went to the annual MCC Relief sale and enjoyed our traditional meal with the kids.  

After the sale, we traditionally have couples over for Perishky and these beautiful sunflowers were given in exchange for Perishky!  

We finally had some rain.

We even had a bit of thunder! 

Our youngest son Stu purchased a '79 Blazer from someone in Texas.

It was safely housed in a warehouse until it could be safely transported after Hurricane Harvey. 

We'll enjoy watching the progress in our shop.  

Everyone is putting a little elbow grease into cleaning it up and someday it will be a fun ride for their family. 

Last week we took a day to go into Bellingham and enjoyed lunch and a walk on the ocean. 

And that pretty much is what our September looked like. 

Wishing you a wonderful October and the season of Autumn! 

all for now.. 
with love,