can you see him in the bag? Hubby dear saw him running across the footpath on our nature walk. Seeing as she was young and in a rather precarious place for a mouse to be AND a domesticated wee beastie at that! We picked her up and brought her home. The lad is delighted.
The cats are highly amused.
She has spent most the evening in the bowl, eating and eating and eating some more...I think she was a tad bit on the hungry side. She'll do better here. We guess that someone bought a mouse from the store, it was preggers and the folks said ACK!!! what do we do with babies...ah.. they are mice, we'll let them loose. So... now we have a mouse!
He went out early this morning...caught nothing. he was disappointed.
He went out this evening and came home with ........................... THIS!
and here he is cleaning said fish. He thinks it was a Coho Salmon
Unfortunately she was female, but one catches what one catches. She was put into the freezer to be food for later on.
yesterday for homeschooling we took a field trip the Rock glen Conservation area. I wrote up about it over here.
It was an enjoyable day out in the sun.
I'm very glad that I invited a friend and her family along. It was good to spend time with them and to watch my lad appreciate nature.
My biggest thought though was that I want to come back and just explore the park with my hubby and just some friends. It's a lovely park. :) It would be fun to come back late spring/early summer and see the water levels higher and to watch the water over the falls they have. To have a nice picnic lunch and just to relax in the sun.
Some pics i took
Got the news on Friday that my dad was in the hospital. He is having difficulty walk
Going up today to see him.
Going to bring him some homemade cookies. Couldn't make the cookies I wanted to, so I used this recipe instead.
Chewy Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip Cookies.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
cream all this together.
3/4 cup flour (white)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
OPTIONAL: add 1/2 cup crushed peanuts.
Drop by dough spoonfuls, leaving room for expansion.
bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
Says the recipe is big enough for 3 dozen cookies...we got 26 out of it. :)
If remember, I'll take a pic and add it to this post.
Pons Tinholt ~ Went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, at Caressant Care, Listowel, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Mr. Poncio Wouterse Tinholt of Listowel, in his 76th year.
Father of Ben Tinholt of Rockwood. Brother of Corrie van Oostveen of Listowel, Bill and Wilma Tinholt of Listowel, John and Jeanne Tinholt of Winnipeg, Walter and Hennie Tinholt of Moorefield, A. John Tinholt of Waterloo and Josie (Reinders) Tinholt of Waterloo, and Adriana and Gordon Klaassen of Drayton. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Tinholt was predeceased by his parents Johannes and Adriana (Hoogendoorn) Tinholt, sister Willy van Leeuwen, a brother in infancy, as well as brothers-in-law Dick van Leeuwen and Kees van Oostveen.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The interment service will take place on Monday, September 24th in Fairview Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service and reception at Listowel Pentecostal Church at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial donations to Christian Blind Mission would be appreciated.
this just made me and the lad smile. Thanks to a friend (sarah) for pointing my way to it. :)
Especially skip the goose poop. :)
The recipe can be found here. I added some rosemary, chives and sage for the fresh herbs and dropped a bay leaf into the bottom of the pan as well. Oh, and instead of using cooking onions, I tossed all my leftover Travelling onions into the pan. Gives a lighter onion taste than regular onion (prefer that).
this is what it looked like in the pan.
How it looked on my plate.
The celery wasn't great (kinda old and stringy) which was disappointing as we had JUST bought it. But the strawberries nicely balanced with the slight tanginess of the chicken and potatoes...well...they are ALWAYS good (specially when they are your own).
On an nice side note: the lad completely ate his supper without complaining once...at least until his taters started getting cold and it was like Mom.. do i HAVE to eat them? told him to eat half of them and it was all good. :)
I'll make this again sometime I think...perhaps try it with rabbit sometime.. :)
This past Saturday the family and I loaded up the van with all sorts of electronic gear and headed off to Camp Shalom for the day. Camp Shalom was our denominational camp for YEARS and then it was decided that it should separate from the denomination a bit and it's now called Countryside Camp and Conference Centre.
Anyways, every year they have a fundraiser in the fall that all the churches help out with. Our church helps with manning the ticket booths. It's generally a good time. My memories of past fairs is the tug of war, watching soccer games, seeing all the produce for sale, a HUGE book room with tons of books for sale and what not. Now they have soccer, bocce ball, more food booths, a junk tent and a silent auction tent. So changes have been made over the years. I still miss the huge book room and wish they still had that. It was fun browsing it.
I visited with a few people, even saw my nephew there which was a surprise. Bought some produce for a good price and while Jim was at a short meeting I unloaded the electronic gear at their e-bin. good way to get rid of all that stuff and support the camp at the same time. Met with a young lass who is looking to homeschool her children and needed some encouragement so I brought her some stuff. Hopefully it will be useful to her.
After the fair we stopped in at the medieval faire in Waterloo. This was just FUN. We did a whole bunch of things. The lad tried shooting a bow and arrow, knocked some angry birds off the castle wall, broke down a drawbridge, shot a cross bow and a whole host of other things. I met a fellow from the church I used to attend so it was good to say hi for a moment or two. It was just good to walk around and do things as a family. It was kinda cool at the bow and arrow place to actually land my arrow on the target. :) I explained to the lad that the people dressed up today, and the things we were doing were all to do with the age of castles and knights so it helped to put it into perspective for him.
I don't have my pics downloaded yet so can't share those with you.
Yesterday after finishing our homeschooling we went to the Western Fair. While there we had a great deal of fun. We go to the fair every year.
The lads went on rides.. lots of them. The funniest ride for the younger lad was bumper cars, and they went on that ride over and over and over again. The lad wasn't quite tall enough to reach the pedal so dad went with him to push the pedal but the lad did the steering, their looks of glee made waiting outside the ring worth it all.
Dad went on the "alien abduction ride" and some ride I couldn't even watch him on. Both were fun was the report, but the one I couldn't watch he said was "just wild". I don't much like rides so I just watched, though there was one ride I was actually intrigued by. It looked like a bunch of hang gliders. Just looked interesting, but not enough to buy tickets for. :)
We went to Little Ray's Rainforest Show.. This was quite an interesting show. We learned that chameleons don't change colour to adapt to their surrounding, but they use it to communicate with each other. They come in normal shades of brown and green, but when communicating with each other can flash a specific set of colours (such a black and yellow to tell another chameleon to keep their distance). The youngest lad touched a yellow python (17 feet long), had a scorpion walk over his hand (felt like a cross between armour and soft feet mom), and two different tarantulas. He tried hard to convince me to let me a tarantula run across my hand but I couldn't do it. I was for a very short period of time intrigued by the scorpion simply because I wanted to know what it felt like for myself, but I just couldn't do it. The lad told me this was his most favourite part of the Western Fair. :)
We didn't do as much wandering around of the exhibits today. Or watch a whole lot of the shows, it was just about having fun out with the lad. :) Jim and I had gone to the Western Fair on Monday as well where we wandered the booths, and looked around at the variety of things they had set up.
We did wander over to the animal barn to see what they had there. The booth for the Ilderton Fair was set up so I bought my annual three tickets worth to see if I'll win the beef. We saw goats, horses, bunnies, pot bellied pigs, donkeys, a various of barn yard fowl, and chickens. :)
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