Farm fields and rolling hills near Florenceville-Bristol.
Another new week is here already. I hope you all had a great weekend. Did you do anything exciting? Murray and went went on a date on Saturday afternoon. We visited some big box stores then had pizza for supper at 'the Hut'. Not a very exciting date eh, but we enjoy being together and having a look around and eating supper out. And, I did buy a new pair of Schecher sneakers for spring. They are so comfortable!
Last Thursday I went on a little road trip to Carleton County with my friend Lois. We picked up another friend and drove to Florenceville-Bristol to visit yet another friend....well actually two, as one came for lunch. We all met when we went to Bible school in 1971-73 and have remained friends all these years. We had a great time catching up and sharing stories of God's goodness and grandkids and tried to solve the world's problems. Don't you all love a 'time' like that?
As we were driving along the St. John River in Florenceville a Bald Eagle flew from the top of a large pine tree circled and flew over the car. I had my camera on my lap and quickly took a photo of it. This photo is cropped as the eagle was in the upper left quadrant of the photo. What a beautiful sight! This is the closest photo I've ever taken of one.
The above photo is the McCain potato processing plant and headquarters of McCain Foods. Potatoes are the main crop in the Carleton County area and they are processed here for French fries. McCain Foods is a Canadian privately owned multi-national company that was established in Florenceville, NB in 1957. It is the worlds largest producer of French fries and other frozen foods. YOU have probably eaten their fries at some time. :)
As we were crossing the 'new' bridge over the St. John River I tried to take a photo of the 'old' bridge through the fence rails. Can you see the wood covered part of the bridge?
McCain Foods headquarters.
Along the river the ice is pretty well gone. There were some ice floes due to the colder nights we've been having but not the thick ice that causes ice jams during the spring run off.
Country roads with ice and snow from the last storm. The farther north you go in New Brunswick, the more snow there is on the ground. The far northern areas have lots of snow.
The red osier dogwood was still ice covered. It was a beautiful sunny day but with the gusting wind it was very cold with a windchill of -18C.
We had homemade corn chowder (with bacon in it), homemade rolls, and homemade apple turnovers for dessert.
We had a great visit and need to do it again some day.
On Sunday afternoon we visited our son and his wife for a lovely meal of homemade seafood chowder, and homemade biscuits and apple pie. Yum! It was an enjoyable time. And I'm going to have to go on a diet if I keep this up!!
Miss Molly Jean was getting some spoiling. Isn't she sweet?
Deer in the field this morning - just a few of the 25 I counted. One of them was under the maple tree but I shooed him away as he had his eye on some lilac buds for breakfast!!
Guess what!? I found Downton Abbey on Netflix! I was so excited when I discovered last night that it is available on PBS and has been all this season.... unbeknownst to me. Guess what I'll be doing the next week or so? :)
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Have a wonderful week!