Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This was in my latest haul from Dollarama. I can’t believe how much stuff I bring home from that place, I’m gonna have to go in a twelve step program. I bought a couple of these for the studio… and then went back for more for the garden for which they were intended. Maybe they'll be used in the garden, maybe not, depends how well they will spray glaze. They're great for a water gun - pump them up once and they stay pressurized for hours.
Here's a picture of my longest surviving studio buddy. The spec plate on her says she was made in 1975 but I got her when the University of Alberta was selling off some of their equipment in about 1982. This old wheel has served me well and never given me a moments trouble The splash pan was one of Shimpo's better designs. The bottom pulls back and off completely for cleaning out trimmings or hosing down and the top tray has enough room for my water bowl and more than enough tools.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Since telling Hollis that I would trade him soup recipes I thought I would publish the recipe here for all with a picture. Friday was a great day for soup. This is a family favorite, it uses many ingredients that are part of our western lifestyle: high quality lean beef, any root vegetable you care to throw in the pot and, of course barley. We grow lots and lots of the best barley in the world !
One of the great things about Saskatchewan is the variety of weather we experience here. Take Friday for example, here's a picture of my husband, Jack (on the left ) and a friend visiting from eastern europe out for a stroll. That evening he commented that he now knows why so many people here on the prairies drive half tons and SUV's.