It’s for the dogs…

and cats too!

There is a lot of stuff happening along the South Shore this weekend. Things that we wanted to try and fit “everything ” in. We’ve been so busy working at our lawn and garden project and Saturday is a prime day for getting lots of work done on that. We were hoping to get sods for a our front lawn to lay today but looks like it’s gonna be Tuesday now so that freed up a bit of time.

So what’s happenin’

Yard Sales, and LOTS of them!!

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One huge one, the Annual Shaid Tree Animal Shelter Yard Sale!

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IMG_3772 IMG_3773 IMG_3774 IMG_3775 IMG_3777   We have never gone to it. We’ve donated stuff before,  but this year I wanted to go. It’s held at the Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater and for weeks prior many volunteers and organizers give their time to receive donations and sort and categorize and price items for sale. It’s a 2 day event with a cost of $2 per person to go to one of the BIGGEST YARD SALES in the area. There’s clothes and books and Christmas things and bedding and dishes and antiques and toys and furniture and sports equipment and plants…you name it, it’s there! And cheap!!! There’s really something for everyone. And the really great thing…the proceeds go to the Shaid Animal Shelter to use as they care for dogs and cats and try to find good homes for them.

LOTS and LOTS of people there today, enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning along the South Shore!

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The Frenchy’s Culture

Since 1972 Guy’s Frenchys has been Atlantic Canada’s used clothing leader. With 17 stores (and growing!) New merchandise is distributed every hour on the hour and  a tried and true Nova Scotian knows what it means to go digging through bins of clothes and be excited to find treasures. Brand names, that certain color or fashion or “in style” item you have always wanted or been looking for at a fraction of the cost of new clothes.
It only takes a few stops at Frenchy’s to get addicted to this culture. There are some that enjoy Frenchy’s day trips, making their run to ALL the Frenchy’s stores along the South Shore. There are some that become so good at Frenchy’s shopping that they don’t settle for nothing but the very best, high end fashions.

If you haven’t had the experience you NEED to discover the Guy’s Frenchys difference. Remember… if the sign doesn’t say Guy’s Frenchys it isn’t an authentic Guy’s Frenchys outlet! That’s important!

 Give it a try, I hear Saturdays and Sundays are THE BEST times! Me… I like Monday’s and Friday’s BUT I don’t go often because it’s a little bit addicting once you get started…

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And today…well…

IMG_3753 IMG_3754Today was a “shorts” find day  ( and 2 shirts and pajama pants)

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Oceanview

We have so many amazing views of the ocean along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. You can take a different route every day or follow some of your favourite drives. I never get tired of it!

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A beautiful Sunday afternoon, and after lunch with friends we went for a drive along the coast. This time to Oceanview Gardens and Nursery in Chester. This is a unique nursery with just about anything imaginable. Not only do they carry your typical garden supplies and plants and flowers, but they have giftware, statues and furniture and unique things that I’m sure couldn’t be found anywhere else.

It’s not a spot I would probably purchase things…I just love to look!!!

Here are a few things that caught my eye today…

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We finished our drive with dinner at the Fish Shack in Lunenburg with an amazing view. Picton Castle and Bluenose and the best fish and chips around!!

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WELL…Isn’t that what this first long weekend is for?

David is back to work this holiday Monday. It’s not a holiday at Michelin but he did take a vacation day tomorrow so we will be back hard it. It’s kinda good he’s working so I can have a break because we’ve been busy. AND…we both just aren’t used to it. Our muscles aren’t used to it after 4 years of not having a home to look after. But when he got home this afternoon, he wanted to get back at it!

So what have we been doing? Why, gardening of course! We, like many people in Canada use the May long weekend as the weekend to get their gardens in shape. Flower gardens and landscaping as well as vegetable gardens and even potting flowers. Usually by the middle of May the risk of frost is gone…usually…so it’s safe to plant. I think this year however, I will wait just a little longer for my flowers.

This year’s project, take back our lawn and gardens!!! OUTSIDE projects and lots of them, Being away is not helpful to lawns but then I don’t feel really bad because our neighbours’ lawns aren’t much better. Between a ban in chemicals that are allowed on lawns and a certain weed that has overtaken all the lawns in our area, our once beautiful lush green lawn is a hill of weeds so…

Get rid of the lawn, get rid of the mature overgrown shrubs, make bigger gardens, rock the hill and then concentrate on growing lush green grass in the spaces that are left…smaller spaces that are left. This weekend we got started!

First thing, take out the shrubs!

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GONE!

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Get some new mulch for the gardens as we cut them bigger!IMG_3430 IMG_3431 IMG_3435 IMG_3439

Plants for the gardens are gonna have to wait…I can’t make up my mind what I want. The bark is all in though and we started on the hill.

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Abby’s loving these outside days.

Border blocks from our friends at Bergman’s Concrete arrived.

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Oh…and we did get time to enjoy a BBQ! Yum, after working really hard, a BBQ tastes soo…wonderful!

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And back at it tomorrow!

How did you spend your long weekend? Gardening, travel? Hope you enjoyed it.

A beautiful day to ride…

So my husband bought a bike last August. He had a few months of fun and then he had to store it for winter. It came out of storage a few weeks ago and ever since he’s been wanting me to go for a ride.

Well today was a beautiful day to ride…

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IMG_3351And we had fun. It brought back a few memories…

If today was an indication, I can see us exploring some roads along our coast this summer. Hope you had a great weekend!