Sunday, July 14, 2013

2013 Farmer's Markets

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

more to come...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Canada Day weekend with Lee and Xiao Li

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.
Very sad to see them go