Another warm day, Thanksgiving Monday...
with the weather permitting we enjoyed the outdoors,
drinking latte's, eating fresh bread, as we waited for the turkey to deep fry.
But this year we added a new 'family game'
Our version of "Amazing Race'
Two teams with a prize of $50 to the winning team!
Challenge # 1...
Take two potatoes and plant them in Oma's garden,
using Oma's method.
The first to have completed this task...will receive their next challenge.
You know who loved handing out the challenges....(John)
Challenge # 2
Locate a fence pole in the corn field.
Dig, place it into the ground in an upright position.
When done, pole must stand alone in an upright position for 5 seconds.
Fill two white buckets with compost and soil from Oma's garden.
And who stole the shovel?
Competition can be felt.
Challenge # 4
Take a mode of transportation to transfer buckets to' alien garden.'
Should we take the wheelbarrow?
One can feel the escalation.
Challenge # 5
Start a grandchild tree farm or a cousin's grove in the 'alien garden.'
Find a live tree, then using buckets of soil...plant the tree...
marked by a Canadian flag, close to the 'alien garden'
Someone had spotted the trees earlier in John's pickup.
The clue was given and guess who stole the JD and raced
back to the shop to pick up the tree....
Can you feel the heated competition?
Meanwhile, guess who's winning the race...
DRIFT (Suzanne's dog)
What a magnificent view of our back yard, with the sunset maples boasting their colors,
and Mount Cheam's first snowfall in the background.
He's had the expertise in planting many trees on his own back yard.
Soil, bark mulch, water and compost.
Silas reads the final note....
Challenge #6 Grand Finish!
Make a campfire the way Opa taught them through camping experiences
Meanwhile, after they had collected the pumpkins from the 'alien garden'
they began to carve their pumpkins.
Young and old.
The fire was built, the turkey was deep fried, the table was set,
and we all enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared from the harvest in our garden.
One more thanksgiving weekend with hearts full of thankfulness
to the bountiful that God has given us.