|Setting sun at Jeanette's family farm - Hairy Hill, Alberta|
We have not been able to keep up with the blogs we regularly follow. I doubt we will have the time to catch up while in Edmonton. We have plenty of visiting to do.
|L-R Courtney (7 months pregnant) Jeanette's mom, Mary and our son , Deni.|
|No photos from our dinner but...... L-R Jamie, Meghan, Alyssa and Brad - (from Brad's Facebook page)|
|Our son's cargo trailer came in handy to move stuff from the farm.|
|Darlene and her mom found this little dress that Mary had sewn many, many years back.|
|We got to know John - owner/operator - from the disposal service we retained.|
|Bob and I managing some heavy lifting.|
|The old log house housed stuff like this old wringer washing machine. It was destined for recycling.|
|L-R Me, my sister, Paulette, her son in law, Jeff and daughter, Tina|
|L-R Paulette's husband, Rick, daughter, Karen.....Paulette, Jeff and Tina.|
|L-R Jeff and Tina's son, Brenden (a star football quarterback), Karen's son, Jarred ( a politician in the making) and Rick.|
It was so much fun to break up the farm work with dinners and fun visits. The next day (Sunday) we left my sister's home for the drive to Jeanette's youngest sister, Darlene's place, for another outstanding meal.
|Beautiful Alberta highway leading from my sister's farm to my sister in law's farm.|
|The leaves were still offering some rich fall colours....but have since fallen to the ground.|
|At Darlene and Tom's farm, this (and the unseen turkey) is what we came for. YUM!|
|L-R Sister, Georgina, Mom Mary, Darlene and Jeanette. The other sister, Deb, was enjoying turkey dinner with her husband, Bob's family.|
|Deni and Courtney drove the two hours east from Edmonton to partake in the meal.|
|Group shot: L-R Jeanette, Georgina, Tom, Darlene, Mom (Mary), Courtney, Deni and Me.|
Back at the farm, we had more tidying to do, errands to run (bank, lawyer, care facility, etc.). We did bring Mary to her farm on several occasions. It is not easy to see one's life - 64 years - farming this land and tending to the large farmyard close and have the place transferred to a new owner. Mary does have a very positive attitude though. She is comforted by the fact that the younger neighbour farmer has taken over their property.Selling the home place was also discomforting, to a certain extent, to Jeanette and her sisters. This is where they grew up. All of them realize that parting with the farm was in everyone's best interest. The family still owns farm land that is rented to another local farmer. Tending to a farm yard - house and buildings - that is uninhabited was demanding and problematic.
|While we were busy in Alberta, our 18 month old grandson, Easton, was busy on the west coast too. He was hauling his chosen pumpkins from a farm market. Cute to see.|
|Easton also dropped by his dad's father's home to help mow the lawn. Grandpa Warren had to share the driving duties with Easton.|
|Taking a load of stuff for storage at Darlene's farm. We hauled from one farm to another. The stored items were deemed important to hold on to and Tom and Darlene have the storage space.|
|Darlene took this photo of Jeanette and I by the lake in front of their country home. What a peaceful setting!|
I have a brother and sister in law who live in my birth town of St. Paul, Alberta. We enjoyed a nice visit and dinner at their home last Thursday evening. As I write this post, Jeanette and Deni drove to downtown Edmonton to select some fresh vegetables from the weekly farmers' market there. I can 't post photos from our dinner with Bernie and Rita because Jeanette has the camera. I will post a photo or two when I next write a blog.
|One more sunset shot taken from the family farm.|
Thanks for dropping by.