I hope this post finds you idling luxuriously by some body of water (not the kiddie pool) with a refreshing fruity (slightly fermented) concoction beside you (and I assume an electronic device in your other hand reading this).
Our time here with family in the Niagara region is melting away ever so quickly. Of course, this might be due, in part, to the obscene heat and humidity. Holy moly!
The Crafter has been using her time wisely: catching up on sleep (since it actually gets dark down here), ensuring continued employment for beer brewers and Niagara wine growers, and adequately entertaining her progeny. This has included kneeboarding and swimming, a trip on the Niagara Whirlpool Jetboats, Canada’s Wonderland, the Ontario Science Center, Medieval Times, hanging with Great Danes, playing with their cousins, and driving in their uncle’s Ferrari. Not necessarily in that order. Here are some gratuitous shots:
a little Dane (and a Northerner)
yes, the same model driven by Magnum PI
boy in Ferrari
quality ‘cousin’ time
The Crafter is chomping at the bit to get back to her soap pot. She thanks her loyal soap-junkies for being so patient whilst she holidays and promises to refill the curing racks as soon as she returns. She is very excited to have taken delivery of a brand new 4-chambered loaf mold which will help her economize her batch-time. She has also been fantasizing over the special edition soaps that will be needed for the upcoming autumn and winter seasons….