A little rain never hurts, but those mosquitoes ...
Well, the rains finally came over the past weekend. I could just hear my plants, both flowers and vegetables, breathe a sigh of relief.
However, as soon as it let up, the mosquitoes attacked in full swarm. This has been one of the driest summers we have had for awhile and according to rumour a lot of wells are drying up. Whenever I do a wash, Russ has been catching my rinse water to use on the plants. Inconvenient but it works.
The Three Harbours Pastoral Charge Summer Camp or 3H Camp was held this past weekend and from all accounts it was a great success.
There were 15 campers ranging in age from seven to 14. The camp starts on Friday afternoon in St. John’s Church in Wallace and ends with a Worship Service on Sunday morning. This year the event was entitled “Interfaith Detective Agency” and during the weekend a brief study of Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Muslim and Native Spiritualism were all touched on. Proved to be very interesting to all concerned. Friday evening, Dawn Baxter Allan, a local artisan, came and taught how to make a “Beach Glass” picture and on Saturday morning they took part in a Picture painting event.
During the afternoon they rode the Tatamagouche Road Train – affectionately known as the Tatanooga Chou Chou for a ride around the village. This is always a lot of fun and is not free as such but donations are requested. If anyone wants to learn more about the train and its schedule, just Google it.
On their way back from Tatamagouche, they had a great time at McNeill’s beach. The worship service on Sunday was very well attended by family, friends and members of the three churches. Another successful 3H Camp.
On the front page of the Chronicle Herald, Monday the 7th, there is an article regarding the Medical Situation in Cape Breton where a local doctor is disputing facts presented by our provincial health authorities. It is time that we all stood up and were counted regarding our sore lack of medical doctors. It is hoped that our new MLA for Cumberland North, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, will lead the way in the legislature when it reconvenes. Elizabeth has been named the Health Care critic – hope I have the wording right; if not, sorry.
We in Cumberland County have always prided ourselves in our terrific health care – that is before so many government restrictions went into effect. Right now, I have a sore leg and in order to have it checked, I basically have to go to emerg and take time away from a more serious injury or illness. Our community has been waiting for a long time for the promised doctor to appear. Now won’t get into the roads in our area at this time. Ye Gads, what a mess!
Bought a new car and hate to drive it over them. Great article last week on the condition of Lake Road! Don’t think it is any worse than our roads here.
Russ and I were delighted to have our youngest daughter, Karen Stiller, visit us this past week. She is attending a twoweek Master’s Study at King’s University in Halifax and flew in early to spend some time here. On Friday evening we had a barbecue with neighbours Ian and Susan McKay, daughter Patricia and her three children, Finn, Lola and Avery, and long time friend, Jeff Clarke, who was at his parents’ cottage for the weekend. Lots of fun, storytelling and “remember when” stories. Summer is such a great time to get together with friends.
The annual Blueberry Festival at Jost is coming up this weekend. Don’t know if there are any tickets left but we are certainly looking forward to attending when the band Signal Hill will be performing.
Have a nice week, everyone, and as usual, stay safe – drive carefully and try to avoid the potholes.
Our daughter Miriam once put a large plant in one in front of her house in New Annan and took a picture and posted it to Facebook. More publicity we can get the better.