Sunday, May 15, 2016


After thinking and discussing- instead of carrying on password protected, I will be starting a new blog! The new location is:

Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

season of growth

In the last week there have been a lot of growing things. The trees at the back of the garden have started to bud and that means there is now a shield between the neighbours so that the garden is fully enclosed. The grass is growing well and I managed to get the lawn mowed again before there was rain.

With new growth there is also death as I have seen crows raiding baby birds in nests :(

Friday, May 13, 2016

Password protect

The blog has reached the 3200 post milestone!

James would like me to password protect the blog so that only approved viewers can read it. If you would like to be given the password, let me know. If you can't access the blog in a week or so, this would be why. I would like to keep the blog open so anyone could read it but teenagers are private people!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The first mowing

I normally let the grass grow a bit after the winter, but I think I let it too long as I had 6 bags of clippings from the front and another 6 from the back (normally I get 1 each). My shoulder was very sore in the morning as I am recovering from a shoulder injury.

Had some more chef's plate meals. Back to ordinary meals for a bit.

Honey and Turmeric chicken

This meal was listed as "easy" and was pretty easy to put together. I just find the times they give are not always the same as what it takes me.

 Making the salad
 Making the chicken- it took much longer than the time they listed for the chicken to be done.
Salad with raisins and pepitas
 With chicken. The sauce had honey in it but I couldn't really tell that it was sweet, it was very well balanced.
 Tonight- Steak rolls. This was listed as medium difficulty and was more complicated than the chicken and used 3 pans but still pretty easy to put together.

 The carrot and zucchini was supposed to be cut into "matchsticks" but I didn't have time to get much thinner than sticks and they seemed to work out ok.
 I just fried them for a bit longer to make sure they were cooked through.
 Balsamic vinaigrette sauce

 Placed a few of the veggies in the steak and rolled and sealed with toothpick
 Brown rice pilaf
 with veggies added (the ones that didn't make it into the steak roll)
 Rolls are difficult to cook in the frying pan
 But I did it! The steak wasn't as cooked as I normally like it but still a very good meal!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Facing phobias at fourteen in Frontenac park

James had a mostly good birthday

Just didn't like the bugs in the park. Snakes were cool though!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Wrap up

I have been working hard to wrap up the term. Just a few more marks and an award to get out tomorrow.
We are also now almost all prepared for our Workshop on Saturday. (that I won't attend because my parents are coming up- I have fill-ins)
I worked late into the night on Thursday to get the taxes done.

We have had lots of publicity for our final projects.

Today you can even see me on film (in the background) on our local news:

Another team made the local paper:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tax attempt

I spent yesterday afternoon attempting to sort out taxes, but was not successful. This will require more effort.

Yesterday evening was the goodbye AA party, which was nice to see everyone one last time.