DISCLAIMER: Without WiFi for seven days, this will be a long Blog......but it had to be done!
|The pretty little town of Mundare, Alberta|
|There is a great little meat packing plant in this town that produces the best garlic sausage we've ever eaten. We could not drive by without purchasing some for our stay at the farm.|
|The crops are really great.|
|I grew up in the town of St. Paul, Alberta....which is close to where Jeanette grew up. We did not meet each other till our first year in college, in the southern Alberta city of Calgary.|
|Pretty prairie setting near the farm.|
|The farm house from the main road.|
|Taking a wee break from work in the heat and humidity....and it was hot!|
|The garbage collector truck arrived and, before long, we were back to work filling them up again.|
|Lots of stuff......collected during well over 60 years of farming this land.|
|Sisters: Darlene and Deb|
|Jeanette and Darlene|
|R-L Bob, Deb, Darlene and me|
|We sang the traditional birthday song and enjoyed chowing down on that awesome cake.|
|A local farmer - and brother to Bob (Deb's husband) - bought one small grain bin and he came over to jack it up on wheels to deliver to his farm a few miles away. I learned something about jacking and wheeling a grain bin.|
|Ready to leave for another farm.|
|On its way to a new home.|
|Yessireeee, we did find the time to hit the links on this great little Two Hills 9 hole golf course. What a gem....and what a nice change from the bin work.|
|Awesome burgers and chili......|
|......followed by a nice outdoor fire once the evening air chilled.|
|Setting up the pump to empty the well.|
|The foot valve (white) and the hose assembly that had to be removed.|
|Attaching a line to lower the foot valve assembly|
|Bob is making quick work of attaching the system back.|
|Driving away form the well......with one more unexpected job done.|
|We followed the well job with removing the old Cockshutt 30 from its spot and into one of the covered implement sheds.|
|Some of the antique things we found during clean up. We all agreed that this stuff (and more) should find its way into a local museum.|
|Nice setting from the front deck of the family home.|
|R-L Me, Bernie, Rita, Paulette and Rick (Jeanette is the photographer)|
|Ready to leave the farm for Vegreville, Alberta.|
|Photo taken at the Perogy in Glendon, Alberta CBC Digital Archives - Supersized Sights of Canada - Glendon's giant perogy|
|Jeanette did take her mom out on several outings. Here she is visiting with her Aunt and cousin. R-L Aunt Annie, cousin Linda, Jeanette and her mom, Mary.|
|Jeanette's mom, Mary, enjoying the lovely flowers on the terrace at her long term care facility.|
|Wednesday evening dinner at my sister Paulette's (husband Rick) farm south of St. Paul.|
|Shania, Paulette and Rick|
|Early this Thursday morning - August 8th - at the farm with a heavy fog from recent rains.|
Once back at the farm, the lawnmower tractor will be started and I will spend the next few hours mowing the grass one more time.
We will spend the next few days with Deni and Courtney in the city of Edmonton (the Alberta Capital) before heading back home next Monday.
Thanks for dropping by.....and if you managed to plow through this long, long blog, I hope you enjoyed the read.
All the best.