Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Tearful Story of Peter Piper and Pregnant Pandora

My childhood friend Jenny and her husband Paul are trying to start a little farm just north of Edmonton.  They've been busy not only with starting up this farm, but also trying to raise their 3 little children.

Here's Jenny, with one of her brood:

Anyhow, they are in the process of expanding their family by one highland bull (Peter Piper), and one pregnant highland cow (Pandora).  Unfortunately, Peter Piper and Pandora are stranded in Barriere, BC because they missed their ride to Edmonton.  Hitchhiking isn't working well for them, and Peter Piper hasn't had much success with purchasing tickets for the Greyhound.  They'd really like to join their family in Alberta, so if anyone has any ideas as to how to get them to Edmonton, Jenny and family would much appreciate it, not to mention Peter Piper and Pandora would be eternally grateful (at least as grateful as cattle can be... which would be about as grateful as this bear looks in front of these cookies).

Last weekend was truly spring in Fort Mac.  We washed the cars outside for the first time this year, we had our first fire-pit of the season, we put away our x-country skis and dusted off our running shoes, Roger fired up the BBQ, and I made Gianduja ice-cream with our ice-cream maker.

Don't worry dad, we didn't eat it all ourselves, we shared it with the neighbours.  For those of you that aren't familiar with Gianduja, it's chocolate and hazelnut.  
Think Nutella.  In ice-cream form.  
Needless to say, it's really delicious. 

Then, this happened.

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