Weekend at the Cottage

We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at our friend’s cabin, enjoying the warm winter weather and a break from the every weekend home repairs. I really needed a mini-vacation, and this was a perfect little trip. We didn’t do much, it always amazes me how fast a weekend can go, but I think we needed the change. We took advantage of the warm weather and walked the dogs in the bush for almost 4 hours on Saturday. Other than Patches and Brinkley finding a dead deer, and having to wrestle the rotten legs away from Brinkley, it was enjoyable to be outside doing nothing. We put the deer leg into a bag (to prevent a repeat on the return trip) and I finally took some pictures, something I haven’t got to do in a while.

Old man's beard on the morning dog walk.
Old man's beard

Because it had been raining, everything was coated with ice. It made dog walking a little slippery, but made all the trees sparkle. I loved all the little frozen drops.

Frozen rain

I think that fresh snow makes mountains look so much nicer. They make a very nice backdrop for early morning walking.

Walking the dogs, after having bagged the deer leg.
We hadn’t planned on an early dog walk (I thought we’d have a few more lattes in the morning) but Patches rolled in something stinky, and we figured we should just walk him and then wash him. And, we hoped that maybe some of the smelly stuff would just vanish as we walked. It mostly worked, and after rinsing him off in the creek, he just needed a little sponge bath to be presentable. This is typical of Patches and makes wrestling animal parts from Brinkley seem almost pleasant.
The sun was nice for photos, and even though it took me many tries, I think I finally got a few nice shots of it.
Sun through the trees.

The sun was also pretty nice at the end of the day. This was the view from the cabin living room just before we sat down to eat. Not bad.


Other than the dog walking, we ate. I know, not the most exciting but we had the most amazing sticky toffee pudding for dessert. I have never eaten sticky toffee pudding before, but I will be making this recipe again and again. And don’t worry if you don’t really like dates, you can’t even tell they’re there. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it.

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