Thursday, September 17, 2009
Our neighbours dropped by for a visit ~~partly to see if we would by some magazine or others subscription that goes somehow to support the little school out here which has nine to fourteen students in it. and one teacher teaches all the grades including Kindergarten she is feeling very overwhelmed. The other part was to see if they could plug in a brand new freezer her and give us salmon for allowing them to do so. They are our closest neighbours to the north west of us. About 8 miles or so in kilometres I think that is somewhere around 17 km. We said sure but our house is not very big nor the porch and someone somewhere told us that these new freezers can't be put outside or they freeze and it wrecks them so that would mean they couldn't be in an unheated shed either. Don't know so I guess I will have to ask around and maybe there is something on the net that tells you if I can think of how one would look such information up.
So on went the visit when they saw the wild blueberries our son-in-law and daughter had been picking. I mentioned I had been hoping to find some huckleberries but can't find any here. Edith said she knew where some were but the bears had eaten the one patch so she was going to try to check out another spot and then if there is some we could go picking together. So here is praying.
The conversation soon turned to hunting when our friends said that at the last pow wow some of the Chilcotins Indians have seen some close together five toed flat footed prints. They are quite large and quite far apart. Up to five feet in the stride. The people of this area believe that the Sasquatches have crossed here on a certain trail forever. They are not often seen but there are people who claim to have seen them. I am not sure I am anxious to meet with a Sasquatch even if it would be interesting to know that they for sure exist. My granpa was a believer in them but my mom always claimed it was his Indian superstitions~~What do you think?
A friend told me that if the eagle I had fly so close overhead I could almost touch its belly has feathered feet it is a golden eagle if no feathered feet it is an immature bald eagle so the next time it comes in for new shoes I will check that out!!
the fire is crackling in the wood heater it is just below the freezing point here this morning and has become pretty fogged in but I know it will burn off quite quickly. I have my rhubarb jam to make today and some serious sewing again. I do not have a menu plan made up for this day so will have to do something about that too. One thing I am hoping to get to this afternoon is making a lot of kindling as one doesn't always leave a fire going all day this time of the year which means one has to start a fire when one is getting chilly. That is the worst part of letting a fire go out is then you have to make more kindling before you start the fire. OOOORRR have a big bucket or box already made up. Saves time and then one doesn't mind starting the fire again. I make it sound like such a chore it is that ingrained human laziness coming out in me.Talking about fires I had better go stoke mine.
Out of his mouth go burning lights;
Sparks of fire shoot out.
Smoke goes out of his nostrils,
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
His breathe kindles coals, And a flame goes out of his mouth.
Now that would be a handy critter to have around
to start fires with ~~
Your friend in Sasquatch? country