Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We've been up to some mature, grown-up pursuits here. I've finally managed a lovely batch of whole wheat, worth showing off in the lovely new pans gifted to me by some very thoughtful friends/coworkers. Even baking, yay!

More pie, of course, since it is fall--cranberry apple, as there is a brand-new apple vendor at the farmer's market. All the apples therein have unfamiliar names, like "prairie rose."

And, even more grown-up: pumpkin carving. Halloween is not a big holiday here, and certainly very few adults get in on the action. As you can see, the back yard has melted and re-greened, so we could hide back there to do our digging and carving.

Ted went for cheery this year, while I attempted scary. No telling which is which from that description, perhaps, but here you are:

I know that I am behind on responding to email and making calls, but resume editing just takes too many brain cells; sorry!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Why Wikipedia is far superior to traditional sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Duckduckgoose.gif

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Any excuse for pumpkin pie, eh?

PS--I can't find Libby's up here, can you believe it?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Farmer's Market is Year-Round on Saturdays, but....

Well, it's a good thing I finished knitting this vest:

And that I pulled up these cuties (they're "Easter egg" radishes), along with all the greens:

Cuz, yeah, it snowed. For real:

Apparently Saskatoon is skipping fall this year; the leaves are all still green on the trees, and everyone's flowers have been flash frozen. We got a hard frost and several inches of snow, all in one night onto rapidly cooling ground, creating the most ice-rink-y driving conditions I have experienced in some time. (No salt trucks or plows at the ready yet, see?) Very exciting.

Snowy weather always makes me homesick for Ithaca and Albany and Missouri at Christmastime. There's nothing more comforting than being cozy inside with friends and family. With apples. I MISS APPLES, ARRRGH!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hi, all! Well, I have been back for a bit, but, what with one thing and another....

Had an uneventful and delightful trip back to Missouri and up through Wyoming. Weather was great for the most part, and Dad and I had a great time being tourists. We "took the waters" in Thermopolis:

Ew. Way more sulphurous than those at Saratoga, fyi. Fun to soak in, though.

Saskatoon is much as I left it, though colder. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow, and so I'm off to buy hot chocolate mix at the grocery store. It'll warm me up after I finish pulling everything up out of the garden.