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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Canada’s 150th Birthday, Tips To Keep Our Plants Safe and Meeting More Former Coworkers.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

It truly felt good having a somewhat laidback kind of day for our Anniversary yesterday. We fell asleep to the sound of Rain on our roof and both managed to sleep soundly until this morning. Opening the Window Shades did nothing to make us want to get outside since there was a heavy cloud covering that looked like the forecasted Thunder Storms for later this afternoon would be arriving well ahead of schedule. 
We even had our Canadian Flag out today..
We went through our normal routine of Breakfast, reading at the Computers, completing our Morning Chores and yet the Sky was totally Overcast. It seemed that Mother Nature didn’t care the least little bit that today was Canada’s 150th Birthday and people all around us were in the Partying Mood
Solar Lights by the Patio Stones.
Our daughter Karen called to say no one was going to be home at their place so we wouldn’t waste a trip. When we told her about the Rabbit eating our Burning Bush she told us of remedies she used at her former house. Spreading Human Hair, Cayenne Pepper or Paprika around the plants keeps the Rabbits away. 
Solar Lights by the Fairy Garden.
More bricks needed for edging.
Thinking “What the Heck?” I headed outside with the intention of doing something that would make things look just a little better. Even after doing lots to personalize our new site there were still things that seemed out of place. With the high Humidex of 95 F (35 C) I knew that I was on my own because Kathy doesn’t do well in that kind of heat. I started replanting the Solar Lights we had around our old site. Kathy did brave the warmth for a couple of minutes and gave me a few different ideas which would help to spread them out. She also spread some Paprika around all the plants in our Flowerbed
Solar Lights by the Firepit Trees.
We had a late lite lunch after 1:00 and it seemed that the sun was slowly breaking through the clouds. While Kathy did the dishes I headed out to the Park‘s Trash and Recycle Area with our contribution to the cause. I hadn’t even made it to my destination when I crossed paths with two former Coworkers that I had not seen since our plant closed. Ron is also Retired and staying here for the season while Bruce was visiting and still has a few more years before he calls it quits. 
Now you know our Site Number
Back Home I did some further rearranging by moving our Bicycles near the Firewood Rack and covering them helped to keep things looking neat. It was around that time the Sun came out in full force and really started to warm things up. With the increased noise from all the visitors that were enjoying lots of Adult Beverages on sites around us I chose to head inside to work on some of the simpler things that needed doing. 
Our Point and Shoot is not meant for Fireworks.
Just after 9:30 this evening we started hearing the sound of Fireworks going off. Since there is a rule that states “No Fireworks Allowed In The Park” that could only mean one thing. There is a local farmer who puts on his own display over by his Farm and it lasts for nearly a Half Hour every year but with this year being special so was his display. This display is bigger then some small municipalities put on. Only having the small point and shoot camera was a waste of time. It was enjoyable until people in the Park started walking on the grass and stirring up the Mosquitoes. It was then time to head for Home
For lunch we had Chicken Pot Pie, Raisin Bread and Fruit.
We are hoping all our Canadian Readers enjoyed this Country’s Milestone Celebration. We also want to extend the same greeting to our American Readers that will have their 4th of July Celebration in a few days. 
For supper Kathy made her Chicken Stir Fry.
It was delicious as always.
At this point we are not sure what we’ll be doing about the Burning Bush. Who knew that we were planting a delicacy that Rabbits love to eat. We are thinking of waiting to see if it survives and if it does we’ll put a small fence around it. If it is too far gone we might wait until next Spring to replace it. Either way “Time will Tell”. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Late happy anniversary wishes. May you have many more years together. Also Happy Canada Day. Hope to see you both soon.