Saturday, July 09, 2011

Vacation Time

Vacation is here again. It started with a visit from a friend of PeterC's. They spent the day at the Biodome in Montreal and then came home for supper, some SCA sparring, and of course lots of good company.

Since then we have spent at least part of every day out in the yard working on a open sided shed. Once the shed is competed this will be PeterC's blacksmithing workshop. In the Winter we will have to install tarps on all sides to keep the weather from ruining is anvil and forge. Until then though the sides will be open, except for some trellis that will give him some privacy from the far to close neighbour on the west of the property.

We've also been getting some yard work done. The two year old pile of hedge trimmings has finally been burned off, much to the delight of the chickens who got all kinds of bugs and worms in the process. The part of the yard that never gets mowed has been trimmed with the trimmer. And, we harvested a couple litres of green beans and peas.

The evenings have been spent working on garb for myself for the SCA. I had hope to get at least two outfits completed for both of us, but things are going slower than planned. I've also managed to get my Barony token, a sign of membership in the Barony of Skraeling Althing, sewn to a belt flag. Eventually it will be embroidered with a white rabbit, the device of the Barony.

There is still a week to go and it has already been booked with things to do. The truck has to be taken to the repair shop Monday. PeterC has a riding lesson or two next week. We have to get his workshop finished. I have to get at least my tunic and trews finished before next Saturday when we will attend Baronial Muster where I will attempt to authorize in Sword, Shield, and Dagger armoured combat.

Vacations are never very relaxing for us but this year's seems even more hectic than normal. Perhaps that is because we have been so busy earlier in the year that all the little things we normally get done have been put off for another day. I guess "another day" has finally arrived.

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