I am very behind in my blog posting. It is July and I still haven't posted anything about the farmers' markets.
My excuse is, we are painting our house. The outside. I know - doesn't it all make sense now? So far, we have power washed (and what a mess that is), put up moldings, knocked down the antenna pole, etc, etc.
And we haven't even opened up a can of primer yet, let alone paint.
By the way, the paint colour is boxcar red.
The 100 Mile Farmer's Market moved from the Highway 97 location to the centre of town, taking over Third St and the plaza of the Community Centre. On Friday, from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. I think all of us felt trepidation at first. Would people find us? And, would the tourists make that turn and come into town. As I write this, I can say - yes, they will! Last Friday, at least half of our customers were from out of town.
May and June were rainy and often cold, but the town supported us. People came and chatted, and bought. Jan giving shelter
Loon Bay Market - a sunny day
Siana with her beautiful hand embroidered cards and woven scarves
we have lots of new product
pendants with vintage material as well as my flowers
Vancouver is not close enough for everyone to visit us just for the weekend. Lee had only been here once, and that was before he and Xiao Li were married and we had moved up here to stay. Xiao Li had never been here. Their work schedules don't always coincide - so we were thrilled when they were both able to come up for the Canada Day weekend.
We hadn't painted the house yet (still to come...) but have a new metal roof over the workshop, extended the deck, and the garden had begun to take off - sunshine after a dismal, rainy June.
Lee and Xiao Li took total advantage of a holiday away from the city. They went canoeing,
relaxing, and enjoying Lucy (who loves company)
I was glad that our resident deer ambled by while we were on the deck. They both really enjoyed the herons, didn't get a picture of them.
On Monday, before they left, Lee and Xiao Li took us out for lunch in 100 Mile.
I miss my family in Arizona. Suzanne and I are the only ones left from that little extended family unit that moved from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to Ontario. Now I am living in BC and Suzanne is in Arizona. How crazy is that??
We arrived at Suzanne and Ken's in time for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. Ken is the best chef. Philip and Brendt of course are even taller than me than they were last year!!
Brendt's baseball games. Ron has fun with the action shots
With Niki at a night game
Suzanne is hiding
wildflower walk at the Rock Art Centre
Ron wore his new hat
Leslie with us in downtown Glendale
Craft Show at Sun City, a senior's complex. I would love this little car
even the sheriff drives one
very interesting art creations
birds on a wire
trip to Tuscon street fair
Suzanne wanted to buy me a straw hat - don't I look enthusiastic? Now I wish I had let her
love the metal art at Tubac
New gallery store in Cave Creek
Always sad to leave. We stopped in Vancouver on the way home. This is the view from Lee's balcony
We stayed with Erin and Reg
visiting Jen and kids (Ralph was at work)
Liam and Kirsten's new house. Love it.
Visit with Debbie and Dave and Kingster
What is wrong with this picture?? Oh, right - snow!!! We are home and it was winter again