Northern Alberta is in the grip of a heat wave. Now I'm sure those of you reading in Arizona, Texas and the likes are laughing at us considering temperatures in the 90's (F) of being a 'heat wave', but we don't laugh (okay, we do, but under our breath) when you consider 20 F as 'bitter cold'.
Because of the warm temperatures the activities in the dog yard happen mostly in the early morning and late evening. Most of the day the dogs (and the mushers) are lying prone in the shade dreaming of snow storms.
Yesterday we headed to St. Albert (right on the north edge of Edmonton - anyone coming this way has driven through St. Albert) to take in the Farmer's Market.
The St. Albert market is wonderful and large. They actually close down most of downtown for the event each Saturday!
Of course there is the usually assortment of fresh, local veggies and fruit -
....but they also have some great local crafts..
...and other odds and ends...
(Soaking salts, in case you were wondering)
It was a lovely morning and we came home loaded down with radishes, peas in the shell, peaches, stuffed olives, homemade cookies and more!