Here we are halfway through June and I’m just now getting around to posting another message on this blog. It’s odd, really… at the beginning of the year my calendar was absolutely empty, but I have been so busy these past few months that my head is spinning! This time of year the garden takes priority over a lot of things when it isn’t raining, even priority over blogging !!!
Guess I ought to catch you up with June’s comings and goings so far… The first weekend we were away to the Ontario Genealogical Conference at Guelph. Great weekend! Met a lot of people I haven’t seen since last year’s conference and likely won’t see again until next year’s conference – a great place to renew old friendships! One of those friendships is with a fellow, Doug Hoddinott, whom I’ve known for many years from attending the BIFHSGO Conference in Ottawa each fall. We discovered, on June 1st, that we are related!!! What better place than a genealogy conference to find cousins? His father’s ancestors came from Fogo Newfoundland. My mother’s ancestors came from Fogo Newfoundland. We compared notes and found that he is descended from the same Dorset immigrant as I am. Awesome!
Also at this year’s conference, Roger and I were privileged to be next to the Toronto Cornish Association table. Both Roger and I are Cornish – Roger more so than me – he was born there! My dad’s ancestors came from there in 1860. While chatting with them, a lady visited their booth; Vicki Noels-Cornish and stayed a while to chat too. Here we are from left: Marion Stephens, Vicki Noels-Cornish, Sher, Ann Tozer.
No photos of the garden yet, even though the plants are growing well. I’ve been picking our dinner already for the last couple of evenings, and I have a small bowlful of strawberries ready to do something with – don’t know yet just what. The rain last night sure helped the plants and my rain barrels – they were both nearly empty. The plants at the allotment site are coming along and I should have loads of carrots and beans this year. The little pots of seedlings from Price’s greenhouse had six plants in them this year instead of the usual four, so there are lots of peppers and lots of kale. M-m-m-m- I get hungry just thinking about all the good stuff yet to come.