Lawn mowers were active all around the area. I am sure the upcoming long weekend will bring many more home.
Jost Vineyards will be hosting their Tidal Bay Bash this coming Saturday. This is always a fun time for staff and customers who come from all over the province and New Brunswick.
Glad to see Brenda and Dan Perrie are back from their winter spent in Spain. We were able to follow a lot of their activities on Facebook but great to see the lights on in their house.
Last Thursday, Rev. Connie McNamara was installed as chairperson of Truro Presbytery. The installation took place in Valley United Church with several members of Three Harbours Pastoral Charge attending.
Stuart Semple, chair of Theology and Worship for the Presbytery, presided over the presentation of the Truro Presbytery Stole, which is worn by the chairperson. She was also presented with a gavel with the admonition to use it lightly, which I am sure she will. Congratulations Rev. Connie.
We were delighted to have our granddaughter, Brittany, her husband Nigel Dorey and their beautiful chocolate Lab dog, Oscar, spend Friday and Saturday with us. They live in Middle Sackville.
During their stay, we all visited the Tatamagouche Market, where Bubba bought his granddaughter some of the beautiful wooden shaved roses that can be found there. The market is still on the small size as most of the regulars have not started to come back yet. However, next Saturday, many more will be there, especially in the second building.
Next came a visit to Tatabrew, peeked in the window of the meat market which is due to open shortly, and then, of course, a visit to Jost Winery. Never go home empty handed from that place of business. Needed some white wine to go with the wonderful fresh-caught lobsters.
We are so lucky to live so handy a wharf to be able to purchase the lobsters right off the boats. Britt and Nigel sure enjoyed that feed! It’s just a shame that our season is so short.
On Mother’s Day we enjoyed another lobster feed with our daughter, Miriam Cleough and her partner Arthur Swan, in New Annan. We enjoyed a phone call from our daughter, Karen Stiller, who now lives in Ottawa.
Sure hope all mothers around enjoyed their special day. Katherine Durling, Russ’s mom, lives in Woodstock, N.B., and will be celebrating her 100th birthday in June.
Dandelions are popping up all over the place and unfortunately a lot of mine were mowed down on Saturday but I will find another patch to pick to make delicious Dandelion Syrup.
Lots of fun counting out 250 heads – no green stems, just the yellow flower. Have a recipe for dandelion wine too but have never tried to make it – will just stick to the syrup!
Bears are certainly on the prowl. Don Hall scared one out of their yard on the South Shore. Apparently according to Bev, lots of foot stomping and growling – that was Don not the bear! The bear did a lot of damage to their feeders. Hopefully they will soon be able to find lots of food in the woods and leave our green bins alone. I know they have been seen on the North Shore Road also.
Fantastic pictures from Wallace Photography on Facebook. Moms and yearlings and babies! On Highway 6, on the road to Tatamagouche, keep your eyes open for a miniature horse and her foal. It’s the cutest thing we have seen for quite awhile. Watch for the signs for J & E Electric on the left hand side heading to Tata. Mom and foal are usually out in the field.
Enjoy your week everyone!
Marian Durling is the Malagash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record.