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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Goats on Roof

Hullo! More adventures from our tour-for-the-poor-winter-sick-Albertans. Today we are visiting a place called Coombs. It is world-famous... at least I think so. It has grass on the roof and normally there are goats up there. But they weren't around today.

The roof is for the Goats on Roof Country Market... seee... they even have their own logo...

It is always super-cool in here. This time they have neat circular hangings...

Maybe from Nepal or Burma or somewhere!

Oooohhh... Christmas goodies are 50% off!!

Heh-heh... I met a couple of stuffie goats and we played on a swing for a while.

I also met some grey mice that were being auctioned off for $3.98. I thought I would rescue them but they told me they were quite happy at the market. At night, when everybody goes home, they scamper down the aisles to...

The cheese section! Oooohhh...

These are goat cheeses from Saltspring Island.... yum!

And some elderberry cheese.... they even had guiness cheese! For the discerning mouse who wants to eat cheese and get tipsy on guiness, all at the same time.

I had to bribe this guard to let me through to the bear section...

That's where they sell... smoked salmon!

And maple syrup...

Along with various fruit syrups like blackberry and saskatoon... super yum!

Oh... and some chocolate cream maple cookies. Is that a bear named Jerry with his nose plastered to the computer screen?

And of course... at the very back... there is honey! This is gold creamed honey....

And then there is liquid honey - this one is made from fireweed, a flower that grows in old burns. It makes a very delicious honey with a delicate taste. Did you know honey is like wine that way?

Oh my goodness.... a whole VAT of honey!!! I think I will just sneak under the spigot and open my mouth!

More mountain flower honey... mmmm.... super delicious!

There was even a buddha outside... He looked pretty happy... he must have eaten some honey!

Anybody want to come visit and help me finish off that vat of honey?

26 comments:

  1. You know, that's almost abusive...... posting pictures of all that cheese knowing that I'm not around to eat any!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can certainly understand my fellow mice friends wanting to stay there!!!!

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    1. Er... sorry! I saw it more as an... ummm... enticement to encourage mice to travel! Of course... based on the mice that were there... I doubt any traveling mice would be able to leave the place!

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  2. G. Says that she recognised the tins with maple syrop!!! Her friend from highschool lived in Quebec for a few years to study French and she gave G. a tin like that when she came back to the Netherlands!!! We love maple syrop! :-)

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    1. Oh yes - maple syrup is almost as good as honey!

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    2. There is nothing like real maple syrup! We boycott all of those fake maple syrups and only buy ours (in BIG jars) at the farmer's market. A big jar--or two--lasts for the entire year.

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    3. Oh yes... once you've had the real stuff, there is no going back!

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    4. So true Sandy. We have pretty good stuff in Minnesota, but of course the "beary gold" standard is canadian syrup!

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    1. Alright, we have one ninja bear signed up to finish off the vat of honey. It's a tough job you know... that's a heck of a lot of honey that we'd have to slurp off before getting caught!

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  4. What a great store! Salmon, maple syrup, and maple cookies?!?! We would be beary happy bears at that store.

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    1. Don't forget the chocolate! Yup - I'm sure there must be a bear (and a mouse) on staff there - in charge of ordering product!

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    2. Good point Sandy, there would have to be! Beanie would love all those cheeses! Mouse heaven!

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    3. I know! I should send him a mouse-centric travel packet with brochures and the like... entice him to come over the Big Pond!

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    4. I was going to say, you forgot to mention the CHEESE......

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    1. Oh it is!! I just wish I could have stayed there!

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  6. You Canadian's are so lucky.

    Wait, honey 5.99 a pound, is that store in Washington or Canada????

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    1. Errrr... well... yes, we are metric. Mostly when it comes to lengths and volumes. When it comes to weight, most produce and meat is priced per pound, with a per kilogram price in small font somewhere. Mama says she only knows if things are a good deal if the price is $/lb... And she has no idea what her kilogram weight is... has to be pounds!

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  7. Interesting about the weights being in Pounds. In Jasper last year my roommate wanted to buy some deli turkey and they only sold it in metric, beary confusing. Luckily they had a cheat sheet for us non-metric people.

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    1. Oh well... yes, in the deli you order by grams, not ounces. Don't ask me... I should tag along on a shopping trip and take some pictures. All I know is that $0.69/lb is a great deal for tomatoes, but that right now we are putting up with $1.47/lb... no idea what the /kg price is. Sigh... Oh, and $2.99/lb for chicken is also a great deal! But if you want fresh salmon from the deli then $0.69/100 g is an excellent deal. Sigh...

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    2. Those are some beary good prices on tomatoes, I think the cheapest I have seen here are 1.50 a pound. Chicken for 2.99 is also good, although my roommates just bough a whole chicken for .69 a pound, that's a beary good price....beary good indeed.

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    3. That is a super good deal on chicken! I remember a time when we could get two whole chickens from $10 (only a few years ago). Harder to find nowadays.

      Oh and here's some more Canadian Metric Mix-ups...
      paper for your printer - 8.5 x 11 inches - don't ask me what mm would be
      baseboard trim - 2.5" or 3.5" or whatever... not in mm
      lumber, plywood - any wood product - board feet or square feet
      Area - like a 1000 sq ft apartment - when House Hunters International talks about a 30 sq metre apartment, we are all lost!
      Speed - definitely kilometres! Except on the ocean of course, where things are still nautical miles...
      Sigh... And this metric transition happened 40 years ago!

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    4. Ben says, back when papa was in junior high school..."yeah" interrupts Jerry, "like bak in the Middul Ages!"...anyway, back then, there was a big push for kids to learn the metric system, and we all tried really hard, but it just didn't stick (except for science courses). It's actually kind of embarrassing that we don't use it more.

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    5. My roommates remember learning about the metric system in school as well.

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  8. the #peejayday edishun iz out! your in it! http://ht.ly/JMRpn

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