Monday, November 30, 2015

A Taste Of Honey.

 Today seemed like a good day to visit Campbell's Orchards. I noticed on their Facebook page on Saturday they were advertising their honey. When Kim visited us in October she purchased a jar and told us how delicious it was. Well, I am glad we went out today as they were just about sold out. We enjoyed it on some english muffins for lunch. It was scrumptious! It tastes like the honey I remember eating as a kid.
Sophie came right out to meet us as we walked up to the store. What a beautiful dog! One of the ladies that does the  baking said Sophie is so sociable when the busy season dies down (mid-November) she seems rather lonely. She got lots of cuddles from us.
Chuck getting and giving lots of loving. Chuck is very much an animal magnet. If there is a cat or dog around they quickly find Chuck. I picked up the kitty and gave her a snuggle and received kisses all over my face. These two are very good mascots for the store.
I forgot to ask the cat's name. When my Mum and I visited in the summer we were eating ice cream cones outside and the kitty sat on my lap the whole time.
I notice the Nuthatches around most days. I am able to get quite close to take photos.
The ever faithful mourning doves are always a joy to watch.

Pardon my gloominess yesterday. I always find Sundays rather hard. Growing up it always was our family day no matter what. We started off with a bacon and egg or french toast breakfast followed by an outing or activity we did together. Then around 2:00 we would head to my Oma and Opa's for the rest of the day. My Dad had 9 brothers and sisters so there usually was lots of family there visiting. We would play outside (they had a 90 acre farm) or visit inside. Around 5:00 we all sat down to a delicious meal prepared by my Oma and various aunts. Then we all helped to clean up and whatever kids were there would head to the T.V room to watch Walt Disney. Then back home. This went on until I was 16 years old, I know a long time ago, but Sunday will alway feel like that to me.

Take care and have a good day.
Robin

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that honey! I'm glad you were able to get some. Best I've ever had, even better than the raw honey I buy here. :-)

    That pic of Chuck with Sophie and the cat is wonderful -- goes to show his gentle nature, I think. :-)

    I'm not seeing too many birds right now, mostly because I'm leaving for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Funny, but my mom doesn't like birds. Maybe she was "scarred" by watching Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds when she was younger. :-p

    No "pardon" is necessary, you know that. We all have our ups and downs, and even things long past still impact us. If I'd had that kind of family togetherness growing up I'd miss it too! (((Hugs)))

    BTW, I like your new background image -- quite fitting! :-)

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    1. Hi Kim, I am very glad we were able to get some honey too.
      I love that photo of Chuck and the critters.
      I too am seeing less birds now. No cardinals or bluejays for a few days.
      Thanks for understanding about my grumpiness.
      Take care.

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  2. I love honey. I made some honey bread the other day. The bread is more like pumpkin bread than regular bread.
    Oh Sophie looks like a real sweetheart.

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    1. Your honey bread sounds delicious! Sophie was adorable.

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  3. I've been having some days where I feel rather low but luckily they don't last too long. Yesterday someone jumped off the nearby Mission bridge into the cold cold Fraser river. This time of year can be awfully hard for some. At times I think maybe I should stop reading the paper because things like that get me down even if I didn't know the person.

    That honey looks so delicious. I'm a great fan of honey in my tea or on buttery toast. Last year I found a jar of raw honey with the comb still in the jar. Must watch for such again.

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    1. I am so sorry about the person who jumped into the Fraser River. Sad, sad.
      At our local farmers market you could purchase honey with the comb in it. It looks tasty!

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  4. Mmm, fresh honey. I'm more of marmalade man, but I'm a sucker for anything made on the spot. And don't worry about being gloomy. Everyone has their moments like that. Sunday evenings are lonely times for me. I've no idea why.

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    1. Chuck is a marmalade man too but happily eats Campbell's honey.
      Thanks for your kind words about my gloominess on Sunday. It is a tough day for many people.
      Would there be someone you could call on Sunday evenings? Kim and I talked on the phone Monday evening for almost an hour. I enjoyed it very much. I hope she did!

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  5. We love fresh honey too and the best in this area is from a bee keeper just up the road from us. Sunday is usually my most depressing day. I too miss the old days at home with my family.

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    1. You are very fortunate to have a bee keeper practically on you doorstep.
      I thought I was the only one that finds Sunday's hard. So many good memories of the old days!

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