Friday, 11 June 2021

Gramma Camp – Week 31

Firstly, signage. We white people really have to get together to fight racists, and be allies. Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do. These hateful acts can blatant, or be microaggressions, which we whites never have to face. There were terrible murders last week in London, Ontario, a hateful man attacking Muslims. A family, mother, father, grandmother and daughter gone in an instant, leaving a young 9-year-old boy orphaned.

Our kids gave us two of these signs, and I've had comments from various delivery people who liked it (we don't have visitors here). JB gave one of our Welcome signs to Picnic Cafe in September of 2020. Picnic Cafe has now printed 50 up and people are buying them, the money donated to the orphan. They will be placing them around Perth. There is a Facebook page for Welcome Your Neighbour Canada


That was a day. With the Internet failure Wednesday, both girls plugged away on their schoolwork on Thursday. Grampa had some footcare, and after our 2nd vaccine dose the day prior, we thought we'd take it easy. We were pretty good. 

I went in to wake Izzy up by opening the blind, and she popped her eyes open, startling me! She had a good giggle about that. Isabelle had breakfast outside, listening to her music.

Isabelle's teachers made up a different sort of plan for Wednesday/Thursday. It is really tricky keeping track of it all. With this schedule, she's right opposite Josephine's schedule. They usually read while they eat, anyway, but it does make the adult's work more difficult, having to keep track of yet a different time to stop and eat.

After our day was done... Grampa brought us an afternoon treat.

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, with chocolate mint ice cream in parfait dishes, served by Isabelle! 

Lymantria caterpillars (LDD) 

This tree in the back 40 is looking pretty whipped. May 27 and June 10.

The LDD caterpillars are up to 32 mm, and I've been picking off the ones on my roses, rhododendron, and hops vine. It is discouraging.

Phoebe babies are doing well! They should fledge any minute. We've been severely limiting outdoor cat time. We let them out to pee, and feed them later. when they come in. That way they come back in, hungry.

Finally, a lovely visitor. great crested flycatcher  


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A great initiative on the signs though, like you, I despair that they are necessary... YAM xx

Tom said...

...neat sign!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats on JB getting jab 2. We're up next week. We might have been able to get an earlier dose had we kept trying, but assurance for next week seemed good enough.

RedPat said...

Great signs!

DUTA said...

I thought mentioning skin color is not politically correct. I personally never mention black, white, yellow as I don't judge people by their skin color.
As for the killings, one never gets used to these atrocities that happen often in multi-ethnical countries. It will get worse, much worse, and sooner than you may think.

Sadly, there are no radical solutions. Why? In my personal view, migration (with its derivates of slavery and colonialism) is not in the books of God, the world Creator. He didn't encourage it; it's Man-made, and humans can't solve this kind of problem , not now, not ever.

Nancy J said...

Great signs, and the flycatcher, what beautiful coloured feathers.School continues, hope the internet perks up.

William Kendall said...

There is something quite relaxing about a swing bench.