Life in Oh Valley has been quite hectic. No one seems to sleep very much. Insects seem to rise as soon as the sun shoes away the dampness. Lately, everyone has been leaving their Insect Inn at 5am, some days sooner than that!. This morning, it is a bit chillier and some of our friends are still tucked under their leaves in the inn.
I have another date for you to write on your calendar. As well as glittering up the High Street at the 36th North Lanark Highland Games on Saturday, August 24th, you will be able to locate us at the Lanark County Harvest Festival on September 8th. Each event is for one day only and the Harvest Festival runs from 11:00am through 4pm after which there will be a Church Supper with home-made pie for desert! Tickets for the supper are $12.00 – a bargain for a fantastic REAL supper.
Darby is still pestering me for his own Facebook page. I’ve told him that as soon as I figure out how QuickBooks works, I will look into it. The way I’m going, it may be a long wait for Darby.
Dixie and Delta went for a jaunt yesterday. They came back all covered in red goop. When I asked what they had been up to, they said they’d been over to the neighbours farm picking strawberries. Of course I was delighted and asked for their little baskets full of ripe red berries, thinking we’d be having strawberries and cream for Supper. Nope. They didn’t take their baskets. They only took their tummies. They ate so many strawberries they didn’t want to see a single one more. Note to self, visit Mr. Childace soon and be sure Dixie and Delta paid for their full tummies.
Dixie hadn’t had strawberries right from the vine before. Delta was right. They were so different from the ones Aunt Myrtle brought home from the Green Grocers. These ones tasted like juicy sunshine. She ate so many, she could hardly fly. They tasted so much better than mosquitoes. She was thinking about becoming a vegetarian, although all her friends in South Carolina Beach teased her when she said so. Everyone knows that dragonflies are carnivorous. Then Delta said that strawberries could only be picked fresh from the fields for about 2 weeks in Oh Valley. Dixie was back to plan A – mosquitoes.
… And on the purchasing front. I have completed my first-ever sale of a Fancifull using e-Transfer with Interac. It was so easy! Thank-you Donnalyn. Now Canadian customers can purchase easily and securely. I am looking at Google Pay for anyone outside Canada as it appears Interac e-Transfer is a Canadian thing… sort of like Butter Tarts.
I have cut and pasted the following from a now-defunct site by Chase bank who use to supply Amazon.ca credit cards until about a year ago. I hope I’m not doing anything illegal by posting this information. Could it be plagiarism? I guess I may find out.
The fast, secure way
to send, request and receive money*
Interac e-Transfer is a convenient way to send, request and receive money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution, and you can send or request money to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number and a bank account in Canada — without sharing any personal financial information*. To learn more, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.interac.ca/en/interac-e-transfer-consumer.html
Have an exciting day everyone. Go outside with your friends and discover your neighbourhood.
Sue, Axie and the Fancifulls in Oh Valley.