Trailers and sleds and snow – oh my

So, the parking lot by the public boat launch in Frankfort has not seen
such traffic since late fall. There were trailers and vehicles EVERYWHERE.
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I don’t believe that I have ever seen so many “sleds” as I have today.

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Get ready, set, GO!!


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Round and round and round they go and jump so high into the air 😮


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But enough of this and on to some real fun – shoppppppppiiiing!

The stores were full with shoppers and the restaurants were standing room only for a while.

The first window that caught my eye was that of Classens shoe store.
Much like the cartoon like windows of Pam Dow’s store “It’s the Berries”,
Classens had these cartooney over-sized cutouts of shoes and bags in the window.



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just look at these, aren’t they fun?


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Next was Mariah’s store – Hull’s of Frankfort
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Then across the street and into the Crescent Bakery.
The one that was used in one of the scenes in the movie ‘Youth in Revolt’.

And there is Fran, filling a bag full with their ‘rustic rolls’, yummmmmmm


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And that’s it for tonight. I will tell you about a new store tomorrow.

Dinner Al Fresco

Ok so you all know that Ivanka shlepped her family up north to stay with us for a few days.  One night we managed to get together and have a light dinner
out in back of Ivanka’s cottage.

Like I have told you a few days ago, my camera was out of juice that night  so  Ivanka was in charge of taking pictures of our dinner together.

Silly me, I should have known that she would try and get pictures with me in them.   But worry not, there is one picture that is perfect to show off:

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In the background you see the famous

and now much bigger

giggle trees

Yes, I know this doesn’t look like dinner, it looks more like snacking around the world or something in that direction.  At first I had made up this menu of salmon patties with a remoulade,  Yukon gold potatoes, and  a fresh salad.

When I thought about it later in the day, I suddenly didn’t feel like slaving over a hot stove after working all day so we just threw together … ahem,
we decided to go casual and empty the fridge.
There were salmon patties after all and that sauce remoulade but no potatoes.  A big hunk of cheese, Ivanka’s home grown tomatoes
*yumm*
and a home made apple pie that a guest had dropped off.
Wine, sangria and sodas all made with cherries. All of that and some rustic
breads from Crescent Bakery in Frankfort

Before dinner, Ivanka and I tried to make that drink that our bachelor Joe
had mixed for us the night before.  We couldn’t replicate it
so I texted Joe for the recipe, heehee.
It is nice to have connections     :mrgreen:

Live at the Wayfarer!

A Saturday Morning in Frankfort

I went to the Crescent Bakery in Frankfort the other day…you know right on Main Street across from the Drug Store. How tough it is to resist any of what they serve is easy to see.  The peasant breads and rolls are so yummy, I want to sit in a basket full of them. Bring on the Pate’, bring on the Graved Lox. Bring it on – I know where to put it – I’ll put it on the roll and the bread!

Sitting here with a cup of coffee and one unbelievable, heavenly doughnut is what get's you through the cold winter Saturday morning :)

Sitting here on a cold, blustery Saturday morning with a cup of coffee and one scrumptious doughnut is what gets us through the cold winter.
This is the place where everyone, that is still in town during the ice age, will meet.  Kids get bundled up until they are unrecognizable and off to the bakery everyone goes.   It is tradition in winter for the locals and it is tradition for the summer guests to do the same each morning to start off the day.  Bob and Fran like that 🙂

They serve the smoothest Cappucinos ever

They serve the smoothest Cappuccinos ever

That's what I'm talkin' about!

That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Bob!

Bob!

And then we walk across

And then we walk across the street and to the opposite corner and walk into Olsen-Sayles.  Arlene Olsen and her daughter Sheryl Reichel own the store.  Sheryl can also be found working as a server at the Mayfair Tavern in Elberta.
Back to the store…Here’s where I buy a shnazzy new spatula, a fancy shmanzy cookie cutter.  They also sell all sorts of kitchen gadgets and  bar ware, candles and wonderful cards and they have a Christmas department 😉

The greeting cards are the last stop  in the store for me because it’s for comic relief.  Their greeting cards are the best! We laugh so hard, there isn’t a dry eye in the house.

Sheryl and her employee Sheryl. What are the odds?Sheryl Reichel on the right and her employee Sheryl. What are the odds?

See what I could not resist buying?  A cute chicken in lieu of a real one and a little note book, 3 graduation cards and paper grape leaves to serve the cheese on at the planting party 😉

The Kitchen Garden – part deux

The first raised bed for my ‘kitchen garden’ has been built. Yippeeeeee.

The first raised bed
You see where it is located right now.  Yes, where the deer play in the mornings, seeDSC00883

Awww, cute. But now back to MY kitchen garden 8)
Looks great. Looks big. Now we need to find the right location out there, not too far away from the house yet out of the way and in a sunny location. “Ummmm….how is the dirt getting into that frame?” you ask, and I answer:  “The boys!”  Of course they need to be bribed 😉
Those poor, unsuspecting boys have no idea what awaits them today after they wake up, after devouring their chocolate pancakes with bacon and what not, muahahahaaaaaaaa.  They sleep late in hopes that we forget that they exist and therefore won’t ask them to do a darn thing all day long.
I can just hear the complaining and mumbling going on under their proverbial beards.  “What?” I will reply and then lay a guilt trip about food being expensive, etc. on them.  It is wicked, but what are ya gonna do?

Ohoooo, even better – Mike just left to go to town and the Crescent Bakery to get doughnuts for all of them.
As usual for almost any weekend,  Zach T. has spent the night. That makes him a helping hand when I need him.  Today his parents cannot get him back until that frame is where it belongs and full of dark, grimy dirt!

Here is where the first frame shall go.

right by the cherry treesRight by the cherry trees.  Right by the tall grass.

I want to fill it right away with something I have growing under my kitchen window

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Next year, if this one is successful, we’ll built another one and plant even more stuff. But then there will be a note in each cottage to either help with watering and pulling weeds or not getting to eat any of the good things, heehee