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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Hike of Dead Cars

Hiya, I'm out on a hike and came across these interesting-leafed plants...

With a flower almost blooming. I'm thinking it's an orchid-y flower but... not quite sure. Any ideas?

And... hmm... some derelict homeless camp from last year.

 With old propane tanks and junk. Sigh...

And over here is a dead car. I know it's dead cause it's shot full of holes! Is it a Ford? Dodge? Chrysler??

More flowers!! At least I know what these ones are... daffodils!

Hmmm... a dead bike and...

Another homeless camp...

We were doing some cross-country bushwhacking and it was a bit wet and... well... Mama's got two soakers again.

Finally... a trail!!!

With another dead car...

It looks kind of like a Star Wars wreck, don't you think?

Nice view from here!

Ooh... and some interesting flowers.

This is called Mullein... it's a biennial... renowned for its herbal properties... Might have to scavenge a couple of these later...

Oohhh... another dead car... This is crazy!

A bit of a steep cliff here...

But some cool sandstone boulders along this cliff...

Could almost be a nice bear fort.

Just need a roof.

Or not... it looks nice this way!

That rock looks a bit precarious.

 It has been a beary wet spring and there is water everywhere!

 Now to find our way home... without getting wet!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Back Road Soil Deal

 Today... we are going on a secret mission... in the daylight! We borrowed a truck...

A BIG truck... and we are getting some back road soil (sort of like a back alley... but bigger).

Here we are... I better keep my head down... this looks like a dodgy area!

From the mutterings... I know Mama paid this guy some money... and now he's uncovering the secret soil stash.

 Oh boy... here it comes!


 Whoomp!!! That's a lot of soil - who knew a cubic yard could be so much?

 And... here we are!!

Now we just have to unload... Yup, "we"...

I, of course, will supervise... and make sure the human keeps it moving.

It actually went pretty fast... that's what happens when you have a bear in charge.

Yup, that wheelbarrow is full enough...

18 wheelbarrows and still some soil left... we'll put that in rubbermaid containers.

Find a use for those somewhere...

There we go... empty truck!

Let's see... filled up this big bed...  we're going to put carrots and beets in there.

and this one got a top up (pole beans coming later)

The front part of this bed (future onions got a load).

And a bunch in this bed too. Think cabbages are going in there.

And some here too!

Wow... that was a lot of hard supervising!

Oh... and do you like where we hung the deer skull?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Grampa Feeling Better

Beer Fest!!! Oh boy... I'd better study this and see what beers they are going to have on hand...

Mmmm... Dark Side of the Moon... Wolf Brewery....Yukon Red...

So many good options.... price includes 8 beer samplings AND Food... and you even get a commemorative glass... let me just study this for a while.

(Beer Bear Studies drag on... and on.... and on.) 

 Hmm... apparently you have to be 19 to get in there... so Mama and Grampa went without me... phooie!

But I got the commemorative glass!! It's a perfect size for bear drinks.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tins, Tins and More Tins!

Hullo! Happy belated Easter everyone! We're a bit out of sync with the real world sooo... can't say much about Easter other than there were no chocolate Easter bunnies here! Hmph... On the other hand... last week, we found a passel of neat tins at a thrift store... Want to see?

Wow... look at them all!!

There were 4 (FOUR!) Harrods Tins...

We know a certain Auntie who would like those...

And then there were a couple with the Tower of London on them...

We're keeping those for cookie tins... I figure if we have tins... then "someone" might actually bake cookies to fill them!

And then there's this cool Mounties tin!

It's kind of triangular...

And has two Mounties riding...

And one standing... hmmm...

That's better!! Should I keep this one too?