over the past few days there has been much melting and dripping! and we are finally seeing some ground. and because of the melting, jambaloney has finally been able to get to a job that has been driving him crazy since december.
because the cold weather came on so quick in december, our bags of peat moss and dirt froze to the ground and as we didn't want to rip them, i told him to just leave them there until it thawed. but he would go out every single day and try and lift them up. but it was no go. they were frozen solid to the ground!
here he is all proud of himself finally getting those bags off the ground and into the greenhouse! this bag was still a little frozen...
but with much careful jiggling and wiggling, he finally succeeded.
i guess when you live out in the middle of nowhere, small victories can be found anywhere - bahahahah! but no, like i said, it has been driving him crazy all winter. plus we need the dirt and peat moss in the greenhouse all warmed-up, so that we can start sifting it all to get ready to start some cold-weather plants - woohoo! we'll be doing that this week. he is at work today, and was there yesterday as well, so for wednesday, thursday and friday we will be getting the greenhouse in order. plus on the weekend, i will be starting tomatoes and a few other things in the greenhouse in the house. i am so super excited - woohoo!
so kids, what do you do when you only have a little bit of rabbit stew left? well i'm glad that you asked. you add a little more broth, throw in some celery, add some frozen peas and corn and then dump that on a big hunk of buttered bread. don't forget the cranberries!
so as you all know from the previous post - jambaloney went down to get some training on driving the fire-truck with our brother b on saturday morning. our brother is going to teach all of us, one at a time. and then we can all practice whenever we want. our brother b is in charge of keeping the truck in running order and good maintenance and jam is going to be his assistant.
we ran into a friend of ours, a, that we hadn't seen in well over a year. a and his wife d have a cottage up here. so we yakked for a while and then a went back to his cottage. when i got home i called because i wanted to leave a message for him and his wife to remember to come to our benefit dance for our friend r on april 5. i thought they had already left and headed back to town but they were still at the cottage. i talked to d for a bit - she's a hoot, she is! i can't wait to see them at the dance. but this next pic is for her.
that's Frankie Blue Eyes on a box IN a hamper! jam had just hung up the laundry in our computer room and needed to get that box out of the way to do so. so he put the box in the hamper and 2 seconds later - there's Frankie Blue Eyes!!! now we can't move the box or the hamper until he finds his next little favourite place!
so continuing on, saturday night was our St. Patrick's Day Dance at our community centre. there was only about 20 of us there but when you have the exact right mix of people, all of whom are in the mood to party - well, a fun time will be had! we had an absolute blast! we were all dancing and singing and yakking and we didn't close the place down until the wee hours of the morning. we had such a good time!
i am soooo looking forward to the benefit dance that we will have on april 5 for our friends r and d! the gifts and donations just keep coming in and there will be awesome door-prizes, a big huge goodie basket, and maybe even some silent auctions. it is going to be a huge success and it is going to be fun!
anyway, i'll leave off with a pic of the moon this morning. sorry for such a blurry pic, but i just thought it was gorgeous!
off now to catch up on some blog reading!