We’re gearing up for annual Guy Fawkes party this weekend. We have a huge bonfire and fireworks.
Saturday will be busy because there is a lot of setting up to do. Adrian puts up his outfitter’s tent with the wood burning stove so that there is a warm retreat. I make a large chili and we put it in there as well along with hot drinks.
We started doing this party the first year we moved out to the acreage (11 yrs ago), and it’s just grown and grown. So, look for Guy Fawks photos on Sunday or Monday!
Now to tie up some loose ends:
Robinella and a few others asked about the word “acreage” on a previous post. Dawn and Sirdar were kind enough to offer explanations in the comments section, but I thought that I’d post them here for curious readers:
For those who are not Canadian, I will answer before Debbie and say it is a portion of land in the country usually in a subdivision, and is usually 1 or more acres and less than 160 (a quarter section), in which case it would be called a farm. Some people with 40 acres or 80 acres may call their place a farm or hobby farm if they have a farm set up. For instance, if they have cows, chickens or horses or if they do some crop on their property. Sometimes people with larger pieces of land will rent out the field to farmers.”
And Sirdar said:
And to add to Dawn’s answer about the word acreage, I’m not sure if there is a number of acres that takes it from an acreage to a hobby farm. We have 7.2 acres. That is still called an acreage. If we did the metric thing, it would be called a hectarerage. It just doesn’t have the same effect…. :-)”
So there you have it. We live on 4.7 acres of land. So, it’s an acreage.
And thanks, Heather, for the suggestion about the black light! I’m kind of scared to use it, though. Our dog pees in the basement sometimes. I THINK we catch her most of the time, but we’re not sure. Heather says using a black light will make the pee stains show up. And I’m not sure I do want to know. Yes, I do. No, I don’t.
Regarding my pics from the prevous post. They are nice. But, it totally sounded like I was vying for compliments when I said that they weren’t as pretty as I wanted them to be. That wasn’t my intention! Eek. No. Never. That’s like finger nails down a chalk board to me. So, thanks for the compliments, but I was just meaning that I want to learn more photography skills. Thazit. 😀