Friday, August 26, 2016

Summer Summary

Let's skip the lengthy narrative and rely on images (okay, with brief captions) to summarize the rest of the summer in Nova Scotia.  Oh, summer ain't over yet, but we're back in Ontario (at least momentarily) and onto another chapter.

Things we did -
On a boat tour at Peggy's Cove.
The ladyfriend and I visit Caldera, a whiskey distillery in River John, with friends

Things we found or had made for us:

Local woodworker made this table for us.  An amazing addition to our kitchen.

New cottage; new couch (thanks, EQ3) with pillows woven using local wool (Lismore Sheep Farm) and natural dyes.

Jelly cabinet (more kitchen storage!) made locally in Stellarton

Sideboard/hutch found at a secondhand place.
Needlepoint from a yard sale.  The ladyfriend thinks it looks like David Suzuki, and I say, "Dressed as an Tyrolean."

And, of course, food -

Local oysters; no one had a name for them.  I called them "delicious."

And a shload of canning!  Ended up making three types of strawberry jam, raspberry jam, blueberry preserves, sour cherry preserves, lobster stock, and chicken stock.

Wondering about the crafting?  Yes, there was that, too (plus swimming, reading, biking, etc.).  Images of the two FOs plus my new swift (!) to follow.

Hope your wind-down from summer is good and prepares you well for the fall ahead.  Carry on.

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