Friday, May 18, 2018

First Walk of Spring!!


Yesterday Alex and I took our first walk together on the mountain, it was such a nice day!


Not surprisingly though, there was still snow in the woods along the trail.


We wanted to enjoy the mountain before the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada where the town will be overrun with loud and obnoxious tourists.



And this morning, I was finally able to walk our three on the mountain. I'm so happy! :) I'm still going to avoid going to the mountain on weekends, but at least I can get into my 5-day a week walk routine with the dogs again. :)


I took a 12 second video this morning to show off how obedient my little pack is, enjoy! :)


I've been spending lots of time prepping the garden! I have the two pumpkin patches all dug and dirted... :) ...Alex and I planted 15 containers of seed potatoes and we hope to have a good enough harvest in the fall to tide us over with spuds all winter. As Joyce said to me, I have "tater tires"! :) We're starting with two containers of carrots until I can get some more big containers washed and filled with dirt and compost. The 7 containers of garlic that I planted in the fall are coming up nicely! In about a week or so, I'll be able to transplant some of my seedlings too! It's still chilly at sundown, but the lovely sound of the spring peepers lulls me to sleep each night...I love living in the mountains! :)

44 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The snow will be gone by June! Nice hats, I have a variety of them and have been using the huge ones in the garden on sunny days.

Marsha said...

What lovely scenery you have. Jack looks so tiny compared to the other two. They are very good dogs.

You will have some lovely fresh veggies to add to your salads. Yum!

Mama Pea said...

Loved the little video of the dogs being such good dogs! I'm sure they're feeling like things are back to normal in their home now, too.

Yes, gorgeous scenery . . . and what a good start to your gardening season in your back yard! Where there's a will, there's a way, eh?

Pam Jackson said...

I bet your view from the MT. is beautiful. Love that your pack minds so well. They are amazing critters. Wow....I am just thrilled that I have flowers coming up and 3 maters on the tomatoe plant! haha....you go girl. Do you find that working in the dirt makes you happy? It does me.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you two look like fashion hikers! omg...the video is too cute. look how well behaved they are! once you get them harvested you will have to make tater tire tots! glad to see you are back to your normal life! you can be so proud that you took care of stella and pavlov so well. not many people would have done that.

Christine said...

Glad you are out and about! Cute video.

wisps of words said...

Your dogs are the best!!!!!!!!!

And well behaved dogs, reflect the care and training, they are given. One of our daughter-in-laws has dogs and takes such good care/training of them.

Hooray for being able to walk, again. And for you to walk , weekdays. I remember a problem you had, with actually being afraid of where you were walking. That must be in the past.

Hooray for your gardening!!!!!

So the town you live in, gets icky tourists. -sigh- Good you can enjoy your walks, during the week. In summer, our city is always filled with tourists. But we know, the back streets, and to go out to do errands, early. :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You both look so GREAT in your stylish chapeaux!

Birdie said...

It’s so great to see well behaved dogs. I love hiking but don’t like when people let their dogs run up to me. I was attacked by a dog on a trail once and I have been nervous ever since. You are a good owner. Please tell your trio they are good dogs and very polite. :-)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

The weather change looks amazing from a month ago. We are already into high summer here - 37 C and going up from there.

Linda said...

What a beautiful place you live in to be able to walk in the mountains with your dogs!! And such excellent and obedient dogs they are! I loved the short video! Love your voice! Isn't it funny that hearing your voice makes you seem more 'real' to me???

Yarrow said...

What a lovely picture of you both, and so stylish too :D
Your planters look great. I've been digging and planting, but I've overdone it again, so today will have to be a rest day.
Have a lovely weekend.x

Sandi said...

At first glance, I thought those were cats on leashes! :) haha

Your Alex looks a little like Leonardo DiCaprio!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Very well behaved dogs, indeed! Your container gardening is very interesting. You must also have a garden patch, your pumpkins, right? Do you plant anything else, not in a container? -Jenn

Becki said...

I loved the short video, and hearing your voice, Rain. What sweet dogs. And I'm not even a dog person. Though we did have a sweet lab for several years and I miss the family walks we'd take with her in the early evenings. And how lovely is the place you have to walk!

Lisa said...

So nice to see you and your little pack out in the woods again :) Lisa

Rain said...

Thanks Gill :) I have to get myself a bigger hat for the gardening and soon one with a bug net over it!

Rain said...

Thanks Marsha :) Yes, Jack is a tiny fella compared to the girls! I can't wait for my garden to take bloom! :)

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :) Our three dogs are really good...they were bratty when S&P were here, kind of forgot their manners lol...things are back to normal! Funny...you reminded me of a joke where a woman was asking her husband to fix something...he kept saying it can't be done and finding excuses, she said "where there's a will, there's a way" so he said "you show me Will, I'll show him the way"...that always made me laugh! :)

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Working in the dirt makes me VERY happy!!! I do love it! I just wish I could do more. :) Congrats on your maters!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Joyce :) Ha ha ha....tater tire tots! That's funny. I'm pretty proud of how we were able to give S&P a good home...they likely would have ended up in a shelter, sigh.


Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) It's nice to get out in the woods again!

Rain said...

Thanks Wisps of Words :) I LOVE our pack! :) Well, honestly...I have my doubts about walking around here. There are some seedy characters and too many loose dogs...but as long as I get out before 8am I'm pretty safe. The tourists are very loud...somehow they think it's their playground and they are free to make as much noise and mess as they want, blech!

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :) We've totally become hat people! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Birdie :) I'm the same way, I love dogs, I love hiking, but keep those dogs on a leash. I told the trio that Auntie Birdie said they are good and polite, and I got several wet kisses for you! ;)

Rain said...

Hi TB :) Yes...it's pretty extreme these days...just a month ago we had a snowstorm!

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :) It is very nice here on the mountain! Oh, I'm real lol! ;) I know what you mean though!

Rain said...

Thanks Yarrow :) I'm itching to get my seedlings out, but I need to wait another week or so! Then I'll be overdoing it probably! I hope you feel better! xx

Rain said...

Hi Sandi :) Oh ha ha ha...that's funny! I'll have to tell Alex about the Leo-ness :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) Last year I dug up a little spot for the pumpkins and I made a small fence around it and built a raised bed. I did another one this year for the sugar pumpkins. But since we're renting that's about all I can dig up. Everything else is in containers.

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) It's a really nice place to walk along the mountain, but only in early mornings and in non-tourist times. I wish we had that at our disposal all the time without having to deal with lots of other people!

Rain said...

Thanks Lisa :) It's SO nice to be out with the pack again! :)

Stefanie said...

What a great hike you had with your husband and your dogs. You're going to be doing some serious planting in your garden.

Martha said...

OH MY GOSH...your hats! I love them. You both look adorable :) I can just imagine how overjoyed you are to be able to walk the dogs again. Good stuff. Look at you in that video...the dog whisperer of Quebec! LOL That is cool. Isn't it wonderful to be able to spend more time outdoors now that winter is finally gone? I am loving it.

Susan said...

What a joy for all of you! I know you miss the two visitors, but what a relief it must be to get back to normal. I know what you mean about weekends and holidays. We are inundated with traffic and nimrods. Now it's all loud motorcycles and idjuts on ATVs tear-assing up and down the roads, kicking up dust.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I hope that all remnants of snow disappear soon. It’s planting time.

You both look great in the pictures. I love your hats.

wisps of words said...

May 21, 2018

Happy Victoria Day!!!!!!

RO said...

The two of you look so adorable and happy, Rain! What a fabulous way to get out and exercise and looks like lots of pretty scenery to enjoy. It's clear the rest of the family enjoys those walks too! Hugs...RO

Magic Love Crow said...

You both look amazing! The area is gorgeous! Love the video!!! Your dogs are great! Have fun the gardening! Big Hugs!

Leigh said...

You two look fantastic together! And your garden preparations look pretty good too. :)

Jenn said...

Gorgeous photos!! Love the photos of you two!

Fundy Blue said...

Love the photo of you and Alex, Rain! And what well behaved dogs you have. I never heard of planting potatoes in stacked tires until I read your posts. I'm curious to see how that works, since my father's people planted potatoes in PEI. Good luck!

Terry said...

Hey Rain, I love Alex’s hat you and you sound just like I knew you would.

Nicole Thomas said...

You guys look great and awww look at those good dogs. Your garden is coming together nicely :)