15 October 2009

My Big Move

I moved into the Garden Street house this past August to live with my friends Austin and Missy in community. They bought this house over three years ago. They completely revamped the inside to have 6.5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and huge awesome community kitchen, dinningroom, livingroom, and den. We live here with two other folks who work in Lawrence. We're a cozy little community. And we love visitors!

16 June 2009


In beginning my exodus from Canada, I headed 6 hours northeast from Hamilton to Ottawa to visit my Aunt Saundra at Rideau Pines Farm. After an exciting little league lacross game, an amazing pork chop dinner and a restful night's sleep, I headed out to the strawberry fields to lend a hand. I had the glamorous job of deflowering first-year strawberry plants. By keeping them from flowering and fruiting the first year, the plant is able to spend all its energy on sending out runners and growing bigger. It is a harsh but necessary act; these little plants have to grow up sometime.

12 June 2009

25 May 2009

The Cousins visit Webster Falls

...And these folks are barely one-third of my first cousins! Go Tigchelaars!