Since my last update you would have found me most of everyday outside in our garden. Every year I am looking forward to our summertime and when it is finally here it seems way too fast to being over, so I try to make the best of it. All my jobs got done including that disliked annual sanding and staining of the deck.
Just like last year when the flowers are at their best and the vegetable plants show their first produce, we get stormy weather. Yup, twice my garden got disheveled in the last three weeks. As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and the aftermath had me scrambling to upright flowerpots, collect broken off flowers and branches and straighten out flowerbeds that got flooded.
And then there is the cutting of the grass. At this time of year we have to cut every week and there is a lot to be cut. We had several huge bags full of cuttings that I had collected with the sweeper because there was just so much of it and a trip to the yard disposal was in order to get rid of it. Had I left the cuttings on the lawn the heavy grass would have caused ugly soggy lumps all over the place.
Benno and I got our second shots of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a couple of weeks ago and we felt safe enough so we could accept the invite to a Father’s Day BBQ at our son’s place. Our daughter-in-law had her second shot also a while ago and the family had been housebound for quite some time with all three kids on Internet homeschooling.
While it has been very warm here with the temps in the upper 80F/32C during the day, I do like it and don’t mind being outside, although I come inside the air-conditioned house for meal prep and breaks. Benno has been enjoying some time just sitting in the travel trailer watching a movie on prime while testing the air-conditioning. Life is great!
I thought I give you a tour of our neighborhood commercial fishing harbor here in Wheatley just around the corner. It is within walking distance and the fleet is quite active bringing in a variety of fish that is processed at several fish processing plants nearby. Also Hike Metal, adjacent to the fishing fleet, has manufactured another Coast Guard SAR vessel, which is bound for Newfoundland soon.
This Coast Guard vessel was just built inside the building behind the boat
This is another boat for the Ministry of Natural Resources built at Hike Metal
One of the fishing vessels hangs in the slings of the travel lift for maintenance workMany Police boats are being built here too