Archive for May, 2011

Grand Opening Forest Party!

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Flora Bora is NOW open!

Accommodations at Christopher Lake Saskatchewan

Please come celebrate the opening of Flora Bora Forest Lodging and meet your local yurts…Betty and Yeti!

When: June 11, 2011

When: 1:00 pm to 5:00pm.

There will be food and drinks to partake in, if possible please RSVP so we can better plan the food and drinks…thank you.


Making Friends with Salad

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Well the garden is planted! I’m so excited about this year’s veggie consumption…our salads are going to be beautiful thanks to Heritage Harvest Seed Company. A couple of items I’m particularly looking forward to brightening our plates will be  Purple Dragon Carrots, red celery, black lettuce, 5-colour Swiss chard…at the very least I hope it gets our wee ones more interested in veggies.

Heritage Harvest Seed specializes in  rare and endangered heirloom varieties of flowers, vegetables, and herbs. I am so glad there is such a worthwhile  company like this, who do an amazing job of preserving and protecting valuable genetic material.  Their catalog is extensive and the historical accounts for their varieties is fascinating with some seeds having their start as early as the 9th century.



Budding leaves - yay spring!





The Wonderful WWOOFers from France

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Flora Bora is a host family for the international organization called Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF). The WWOOF organization links up volunteers with organic growers in exchange for accommodation, food and the opportunity to learn more about rural way of life.

For the past few weeks we were lucky to have two wonderful WWOOFers from France. It was great sharing and living together. We learned a lot from them, and it made us a bit nostalgic to our traveling days and we were sad to say good bye.

They arrived to snow and ice and left with the arrival of spring.


Francois's favorite chair- one week before the ice came off.


Photo courtesy of Marie Colin

Francois took a liking to chopping wood, he was a regular lumberjack.
Cruizing Emma Lake.
Relaxing in the woods after a days work.
Marie and Francois made this beautiful trellis for my garden plants to climb…thank you I love it!


During their stay we visited Prince Albert National Park where we hiked three trails, saw an elk grazing by the Waskesiu River and that evening the Aurora Borealis made a showing… shortly after they voiced how nice it would be to see the northern lights during their stay.

Marie heading to the ‘eye of the bog’.

Waskesiu Lake- Early Spring
Elk by Waskesiu River – photo courtesy of Marie Colin

 

On a rainy day we painted trail signs

 

 

For Marie and Francois’s last night we melded our two cultures with crepes and hot tubbing!!

They taught us how to make Crepes…yah I love them!!!
Hot Tubbing + Crepes =Magic

 

Tous les meilleurs sur votre nouvelle aventure François et Marie … nous espérons que nos chemins se croisent à nouveau un jour!