Friday, June 6, 2014

May 24 and other good times

I think I'm overdue for a post here. I'm going to blame a couple of whirlwind weeks and leave it at that.

Keeping with tradition, we hosted some friends for the May 24 long weekend, and again keeping with tradition we had an awesome time. There was swimming, archery, badminton, baseball, frisbeeing (is that a word?), lots of bon fires and sing-alongs and, of course, fireworks. We were lucky enough to also have a friend perform a fire show which was nothing short of incredible. What an awesome way to start the summer!

In other news, there has been massive progress to our hill clearing project. It looks amazing. Unfortunately it looks like our efforts have displaced a family prickle of porcupines (did you know that's what a group of porcupines is called?) who have decided the best course of action would be to start eating our new shed's foundation. They've since successfully gnawed around the entire base. There is only one solution: they must be annihilated.

As of Sunday night last week, the "successfully eliminated" count was 5. Guess we'll see what this weekend brings. For the record, I really dislike killing things, however we really have no choice in this case. If we want to keep our cabin and shed intact, that is.

I'll leave you with some photos from the long weekend.