Sunday, August 11, 2013

Market in The Park

  Saturday in the park. I think it was the fourth of July. People laughing, people chatting. A man selling ice cream.

      I've been spending Monday evenings in the small town of Anamoose, ND. They have market in the park July through August from 6 pm till 8 pm. I've been setting up a table of wares, painted skulls, porcupine earrings, beaded bracelets and necklaces. There is a container of turkey feathers, farm fresh eggs and what ever produce is ready in the garden that week.

            Anamoose has a great little market. I enjoy getting to know the other venders. Julie who lives up the road from me makes delicious artisan breads, Grandma Volmer sells colorful jars of canned goods, Gerdi and her sisters make kugan, baked goods and the prettiest rugs and pillow cases.

           They serve sloppy Joes, hot dogs and root beer floats. It is a great place to spend Monday evenings. If you get a chance come to Anamoose and spend the evening with us.

Here is the link to my Etsy Shop  where you can check out some of the pieces I am selling.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Turn the Page Tuesday

Today is "Turn the Page Tuesday" the day some of us book lovers share the books we have read last month.
 "Saltwater Summer" is the first book I read last month.
   This tale of a young man's first summer as a commercial salmon fisherman on the BC coast, written by the renowned fisherman and outdoor adventure writer Roderrick Haig-Brown, has become a modern classic.
      Don Morgan, the seventeen-year-old has made enough money trapping on northern Vancouver Island to realize his dream; he has bought himself a 32-foot west coast salmon troller, Mallard. Now he is free to fish the entire length of the BC coast from Fraser River to Prince Rupert.
    This book caught my eye because my grandpa & grandma Sannar where commercial salmon fisherman off the Alaska coast. We used to drive up to Prince Rupert from Oregon, hop onto the ferry boat and ride to Ketchikan to visit grandma & grandpa.
Sometimes I just need a simple little Mystery to read.
In this book Clair Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace-in Amish country; Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in, Clair loves her new home, and she's slowly making friends among the locals, including Esther, a young Amish woman who works in the shop. So when the store's former owner, the unlikable Walter Snow, is murdered, and the man Esther is sweet on becomes a suspect, Clair can't help but get involved.
Check out other good reads at One of a Kind