Saturday, June 20, 2015

Out & About

After some much needed rain yesterday, we awoke this morning to bright blue skies and sunny, coolish weather.  I'm sure once the sun rises higher in the sky, the air will warm up nicely.  

This morning was my first real venture out to our local Farmers & Traders Market in Annapolis Royal in over a year.  



We arrived shortly after 8 a.m. before it got too crowded.



Thanks to my trusty assistant...no, not Mr. Painted Quilt...although he is never too far from my side when we are out and about...but Ralph, who provides the confidence and ability, enabling me to leave the house.



We did manage to purchase some fresh, local strawberries, two different varieties of lettuce, some green onions and a dozen free range brown eggs.  I got everything washed and put away before I remembered to take a picture.  

Next time!

After leaving the market, we went into Digby to pick up a few staples at the supermarket.  

En route, we drove past the harbor... 



 where the scallop and lobster fishing fleet dock.



When we returned home, I took a few more photos around the outside of our house.

This view of the side of the house shows the workshop on the left and the red barn in the background.



And of course Ollie is never too far away.





Fresh strawberry and rhubarb pie is on the agenda for this afternoon so I'd better get busy, huh?


Happy stitching!

17 comments:

gracie said...

Ralph is handsome....sorry Mr Painted Quilt! Glad to know you are "out and about".

sunny said...

Love a good Farmers Market! Ralph looks quite trusty, and even provides a seat if you need a rest.

Lesley said...

So glad to hear you, Mr. PQ, and Ralph got to the market. It is gorgeous out here too, but a cold wind as usual. Enjoy your pies!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Wonder what you paid for your farm fresh eggs???
I paid $5 for a dozen brown jumbo ones here in NY state yesterday!!!

Janet said...

Enjoying your blog posts. Nice to see the photos of NS and Digby in particular..... My husband is from Digby as are generations of his family ...Janet Melanson

Janet said...

Enjoying your blog posts. Nice to see the photos of NS and Digby in particular..... My husband is from Digby as are generations of his family ...Janet Melanson

Janet said...

Enjoying your blog posts. Nice to see the photos of NS and Digby in particular..... My husband is from Digby as are generations of his family ...Janet Melanson

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a nice outing. I'll be there for the pie.

margaret said...

looks like a good market to visit, love seeing photos of your home it looks the most beautiful place to be and the garden is a delight too

Maywyn Studio said...

Happy Sunshine!
There's rain here again today. I think that's what this summer will be, rain competing with sunny days.

Connie said...

I'm happy to hear that you had such a lovely day. A day with a perfect ending of strawberry and rhubarb pie . . . Yum!

Verna G said...

maybe i shouldn't mention it but the chickens??

Jeanna said...

You had a beautiful day. Would LOVE some of that strawberry and rhubarb pie.

barcord said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. What a blue blue sky. Strawberry and rhubarb pie sounds delicious. Ralph is a very steady looking guy. Glad he helps you to enjoy your days out.

Pam in IL said...

How fun to be able to go to the market. We don't have one here. I enjoy seeing the pictures of your home and the things planted around your yard. Of course, I always love seeing Ollie too!

Elyte said...

Lovely pictures of the house Kaaren, the weather is looking beautiful over there. Thanks again for that very cute pear pattern.

Debra Graham said...

Nothing like a trip to the farmers market. Glad your were able to get out and enjoy it.