Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Edition

Hellllooooo? Is there an echo in here? Good grief, look at the dust!

The Bag Lady has been ignoring her blog to the point where she wouldn't be surprised if no-one ever reads it again. She would try to tell you that she's just been so darned busy she hasn't had time to blog, but she knows that most of her loyal readers are too smart to be fooled by that old saw! Granted, she has been busy, but she's also been lazy, and seduced by the ease of posting little snippets on facebook rather than having to think too darned much about actually composing something that might entertain, enlighten, encourage, educate or (okay, she's running out of words that start with 'e') elucidate her discerning readers.

She spent a good portion of the summer mowing the lawn. In between rain storms. It rained a lot in the Bag Lady's neck of the woods this summer, and she could probably still mow the lawn if she so desired, but the shine is off.... the honeymoon is over.... she's darned tired of mowing the damned lawn! Her garden produced like crazy, in spite of her efforts to cut back. She has filled her freezer and her pantry with all manner of home-grown goodies, and she's not done yet. Oh no, oh ho, she still has tomatoes ripening on her kitchen counter, and boxes full of carrots that she needs to do something with. (Although, in the carrot race, her cousin, Leah, of the Goat's Lunch Pail fame, has her beat hands down, apparently.)

She and the Rancher have spent the last few days gathering wood for their stove for the winter. In fact, they now have more wood in their woodshed than they have ever had in previous years, due to the Rancher's industrious, nay, busy-beaverish activity. This may in part be due to the fact that they purchased an electric wood-splitter last year and the novelty has yet to wear off. The Bag Lady may never lift another axe, barring any unforeseen possessions by the spirit of Lizzie Borden.

She hopes this brings y'all up to date on the excitement that is her life! Now on to the important stuff.... what's been going on with all of you?

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!


Leah J. Utas said...

I take no pleasure in winning the carrot race, Bag Lady. None.
Although the fruits of victory are tasty and more versatile that one would ever suspect.

messymimi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like you had quite a garden for which to give thanks, and i'm glad.

Around my place it's been kids, cats, ringworm, and too many days out of the house that put me behind. (If G-d put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things, right now i'm so far behind i will never die!)

Enjoy your autumn and the end of the mowing!

solarity said...

You know I don't attempt those 'e' words: that's why my blog is still going. I just babble and blather and bloviate. Much easier.

I am jealous of your garden, of course, but if I'd had to deal with that much produce I'd never have survived. Some happy medium between that and my ONE pepper would be nice. Of course the pepper plant now have five blooms that have set fruit, some three weeks before probably frost.

I have still not seen any signs of firewood for sale around here, and I had better get some soon. I have enough for a couple of weeks or more if I'm stingy. And from what I hear the shine never wears off wood splitters.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

solarity said...

(Oh, yes, and happy thanksgiving. Good thing I have another month to get ready.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

MIZ said...

I miss my BL and hope you had a great thanksgiving.


Crabby McSlacker said...

Glad to see you back in the blogging world! (And sorry for the tardy visit).

And I find I have absolutely nothing sensible or useful to say this afternoon so I'll just leave it at hi and hope all is well! (I apparently need a bit more coffee.)

the Bag Lady said...

Leah - I am about to attempt a carrot pie, following your example!
Messymimi - it sounds like you've got a great plan for a long and happy life! :)
Mary Anne - hope you find some wood soon!
Miz - thanks! I miss you, too! Must attempt to make more time for blogging.
Crabby - ahhh - coffee!! Might have to try some with my carrot pie!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I was hanging out with Canadians all weekend (they came across the border for a crafting retreat -- poor border guards who end up pulling up the number on those ladies! So. Much. Stuff!) and forgot it was Thanksgiving until they mentioned going home to cook turkey.

My husband says he has enough wood for winter but he keeps bringing more home. I think he just likes the thrill of the hunt for logs.

the Bag Lady said...

Karen - I think all men like the thrill of the hunt... regardless of what they are hunting. (And I don't mean that in a nasty way.)

Geosomin said...

Glad you had a great fall so far. I've been busy and crazy here as well. Tried out canning and pickling for the first time this year and am really happy with how things turned out :)

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - good for you for canning and pickling! It is so rewarding!