Favourite Thing Saturday #13

We’ve had a great deal of company lately, which means lots of time was spent in the kitchen and by the fireplace. You see, our son and his friends turned our dining room into a computer lab, to enhance the software on One Laptop per Child computers that are used around the world.

There were wires on the floor, coffee cups, beer and plenty of Skyping with other participants in the project. Sleep? Exercise? Not much of that! But they did NOT starve!

There came a time when I insisted on a bit of outdoor activity – such as sawing dead branches and a tree trunk left by Hurricane Sandy. A few dog walks were needed too. Before they actually completed things, a trip to the Farmer’s Market was also scheduled.

A leather hat for one of the techies…

Onward through the countryside to inspect an old shop.


And away they flew ten days later.

It is very special to have ‘kids’ want to return and bring along their friends.We certainly enjoyed it.

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13 Responses to Favourite Thing Saturday #13

  1. Sally says:

    Wonderful photos, looks like you had such a lovely holiday filled with all your dear ones! And I always get a kick out of seeing brussel sprouts on the stalk – I never knew they grew like that until a few years ago. 🙂

  2. Tammy says:

    I’ve not heard of that project before bit it sounds wonderful! Glad to see you were able to get the guys out of the house for some fresh air. Have a great weekend. Happy holidays! Tammy

  3. balisha says:

    Wonderful project and your pictures tell the story.

  4. Claudia says:

    It sounds like your home is a welcoming and warm place and that your son is proud to have his friends gather there. What a compliment to you!

    The project sounds like such an inspiring one! Good for them!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  5. Suzan says:

    Two things here!!
    I’ve read about this green computer project! I’m a teacher and was wondering how I can help? Do you set them up? What can my husband do? He’s now retired, and a huge (wonderful) GEEK! I’d love to see him doing something he’d enjoy!!
    2nd thing– those baby sweaters – I love them!! Who, how, when and where can they be ordered??
    Thanks much and Merry Christmas!!

  6. Suzan says:

    PS- This is the first time I have read your blog – if you have a answer for me, please email me!!
    Thank you much, Suzan

  7. Jeanmarie says:

    What a wonderful project to have had going on in your house! Visiting via MHC and marveling at your spectacular photos from Friday’s post. They’re incredibly beautiful.

  8. Debra says:

    What a fun post and great photos …..I loved those little jackets at the market! 🙂

  9. Sue says:

    Lots of activity during the colder months is always a good thing. Your farmer’s market looks like it’s still hopping for being so late in the year. Fun!

    • gardenbug says:

      Thank you for all the kind comments!

      Our nearby Farmer’s Market is open year round, 2 days per week. I like buying plants there as well as food from an Egyptian vendor. The hot apple fritters are made on the spot by Mennonites. There are enormous line-ups …and I’m right there in line too!

      We have a year round market even closer to home if I want to be a true locavore. Cheeses and mushrooms are the highlights there.

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