Out Like a Lion

Surely there is more to talk about than the weather. Our recent 2-day Spring storm sure felt more like a winter storm. Here in Kempt Head the Nor-Easter brought us 91 km/hr winds, over 20 cm of snow and some rain which gave us the bonus ice. Today’s Nor-Easter is a freezing rain event.

Storm – Day One

View from the kitchen door. Can you see Holger? He is braving the storm and fixing the barn door that blew open in the wind.

View from the kitchen door. Can you see Holger? He is braving the storm and fixing the barn door that blew open in the wind.

 

Looking out the window towards Baddeck.

Looking out the window towards Baddeck.

 

Storm – Day 2

Sometimes the day looked like this ....

Sometimes the day looked like this ….

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… and then like this.

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The crazy waves.

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Mother Nature rewarded us with the sunset. I should mention that the winds were still pretty high until well into the wee hours of the morning.

 

And, that’s enough about that.

 

Holger and I started some tomatoes, onions and leeks this week. That should help turn the weather around.

 

Holger is preparing the trays for the tomato seeds.

Holger is preparing the trays for the tomato seeds.

 

We spent this past Friday night and Saturday volunteering at Drummond United Church. They host an annual Roast Beef Dinner fundraiser. Friday night we helped peel potatoes and set up the tables. On Saturday I was one of smiling servers, Dave helped dish out the food and Holger worked tirelessly with Judith as they washed and dried a never-ending mountain of dishes. Although not members, it is a great way for us to help contribute to our community.

 

I also wanted to let you know that I have added another Bed and Breakfast Package. This one is called the “Come for the Sunset Get-away”. We have partnered with Fitzgerald’s Restaurant for the dinner portion and some local businesses for the in-room picnic basket.

For more info on this package please visit the website: Come for the Sunset Getaway

 

There has been some interest in having a farm experience package added to the mix. I am going to pursue this and see how we can make this work within our Bed and Breakfast criteria.

 

So that’s it for now. My next task today is get my photography portfolio organized so I can submit it to the Cape Breton Centre of Craft and Design for product assessment. I am both curious and terrified of what the pro’s are going to say about my work.

 

I am going to leave you with a picture of the post-storm horses and this short video:  Happy Horses

Stretching their legs and enjoying the sunshine.

Stretching their legs and enjoying the sunshine.

 

 

Until next time,

 

 

Terri

Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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