26 March 2012

March Hike

Keeping with our new years resolution Greg and I headed out on Saturday for our monthly hike. This time we went to Cape George:

We took the scenic route from New Glasgow

We actually took a wrong turn and ended up at Melmerby Beach, we stopped for a peek...it was a really windy and wavy day!

We finally made it to Cape George, before we got to the trail head (it required one turn around as the sign was pretty inconspicuous) we stopped at the Cape George Lighthouse. It was SUPER windy here:

On a clear day I think you would be able to see Cape Breton

Poor o'l trees, they've seen better days

Teeny tiny pinecones!

Check out those cliffs, erosion to the max!

The rest of my photos were taken with my phone, I was a bit lazy and didn't want to take my big camera out of my back pack - womp womp! So they aren't of the best quality, but they get the point across.

Despite the really warm weather last week there was quite a bit of snow. Because of the snow we saw bear, deer, fox and moose tracks - lots of wildlife at Cape George.

This is a seemingly innocent part of the trail widened out into a shoe-sucking mud field! It was one of those times where running from rock to rock was the best idea, until the rocks started sinking into the mud.

This resulted in super muddy boots:

Pileated wood pecker-ed

We were headed to the bubbling spring

The bubbles look much less impressive in
pictures, but it was really neat release of air
from the bottom of the 'spring'

Double checking where we're going

Despite the many snowy patches there was
a lot of green!

Greg's camera batteries died so I decided to
take a photo of myself to pick up the slack

Neat ice in a stream

Potentially creepy historical display, I think
someone forgot to take down the pieces before
winter came

The wash basins from Wash Brook

A tree stole Greg's hat while trying to force
his way through the trees

A hilariously unnecessarily placed guide rail

It's not a hike unless I fall down into a ravine...
well almost fall into the ravine. Thankfully Greg
saved me yet again!

Great looking tree stump

A wonderful dog wandered up to us when we
got back to our car, he was AWESOME!

Look at that face, I wanted to take him home!

We headed to Antigonish after our hike for a look around town and dinner. Greg has been bragging about the library since we moved to New Glasgow so it was our first stop on our visit. I didn't take pictures inside (it's BEAUTIFUL and so tech-ed out!) but here's a great piece of art outside. The artist compiled all of the words the community submitted for what they wanted the library to be:

Delightful name for a shop

Yummy indian food, well deserved after our hike

More food and the sign for the restaurant 

21 March 2012

I'm Famous!

Or at least in the New Glasgow News:

I delivered a science camp over the March Break at the library, as the caption states. And it seems the photographer captured whatever essence of crazy that I have. Well done photographer, well done. I can see why people enjoy having the option of signing off on photos of themselves.

18 March 2012

March Break In Pictures

March Break flew by this year, it seems like I didn't do a whole lot...but thankfully I took a few pictures to remind me of what I got up to.

I delivered an afternoon science camp at the library, on Wednesday we focused on dentistry and at the end of the day the campers reflected on their favourite part. I made molds of my teeth, drilled holes in them and filled them full of clay (plaque and cavities!) So one camper enjoyed cleaning my teeth - neat!

Making toothpaste and testing it out on
hard-boiled eggs stained with coffee

After much hype Greg and I finally got around
to ordering Pictou County pizza, it was pretty good!

Deck furniture! Our first, we mashed it in the
backseat of our little car after much fiddling.

This might have been the Atlantic Canadian version of a couple's "ikea moment", if you've been watching 30 Rock this season. We seemed to fair well.

Enjoying a cup of coffee on new deck chairs!

We had people over for a St. Patrick's Day Potluck. We had a wonderful turnout (17 people!) and everyone brought great food. And being the nerdy teacher I am I made decorations:

And put up some that I had hung in my classroom, multiuse!

St. Patrick's Day sing-a-long

Audience members watching the sing-a-long!

One of the perks to hosting a potluck is that you end up with SO much food. I couldn't resist taking a picture of our fridge. There is also an overwhelming amount of crackers - I'm SO excited!

14 March 2012

School Library Update

After finding time here and there over the past few weeks I managed to organize the make shift school library into a somewhat logical place. Library friends, please don't judge harshly:

It still needs some work and I've actually purchased more book ends since I took these photos, but it's a huge improvement on the original room full of unsorted books that it started as, yippee!


I made these cookies a little while ago and I think they are the BEST ginger cookies ever. I was going to make ginger snaps and then decided to go for something more chewy - voila!

I got the recipe from this website, and if you like ginger cookies I suggest you give it a try yourself!

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