Happy Belated Green!

The tree outside the shop:
green leaf bloom

Can you believe we’re here already? I was running errands yesterday and caught the faintest whiff on the breeze of… summer? That’s the only word to describe it. Some magical olfactory mix of warm asphalt and flowers in bloom, green grass and humidity. I’m still getting over my climatic amnesia that I get every year, where winter convinces me that winter will reign forever, so this springtime bloom seems to always catch me by surprise!

To celebrate, Herbivore:

green herbivore 6

A nifty little design by one of my favourites, Stephen West, in Fleece Artist’s Merino 2/6 sock-weight yarn, in “Moss” green…

I was a bit late on this one, after a false-start with some fingerless mitts, and finished it up last week during a little roadtrip to Prince Edward County with my dear friend Lisa…

We bought squeaky curds…

green prince edward county curds

And I found a copy of this open-format dayplanner which I had heard about but had never seen in person – it’s just too cute to pass up (and is also perfect for someone like me who only ever seems to use a dayplanner for a total of 8 random weeks of the year)…

green rememberer

And a whole case of my favourite cider, Waupoos! Made in Prince Edward County too, probably the closest-to-Peterborough commercially available cider. And it just so happens that their labels match my new Herbivore perfectly…

green waupoos cider

I returned from my P.E.C. jaunt to find that the local Downtown Farmer’s Market officially opened last Wednesday, so naturally perogies, salad greens and baked goods were purchased…

green farmer's market goods!

The Downtown Farmer’s Market can be found every Wednesday at the Louis Street parking lot (on Charlotte between George and Aylmer) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May to September… If I happen to be five minutes late opening the shop tomorrow morning, you’ll know why (the perogies in hand are a dead giveaway)…

Hooray for the return of green things!

This little Herbivore is going to hang out in the shop window for a while, so feel free to come in a manhandle it a bit!

green herbivore 3

  • iris
    Posted at 10:32h, 10 May Reply


    No way! I have one too. They’re great, esp for that “THIS WEEK I will organize my life!” feelings that I have every few months…

  • deb
    Posted at 10:47h, 10 May Reply

    Wow…. I learned so much from this post. Gotta check the LCBO for cider. Market is open…yeah!!! Never heard of a Rememberer. Thanks! And… I have climactic amnesia also. Takes a while to make the shift!

  • Erin-Kate
    Posted at 11:09h, 10 May Reply

    It’s so pretty!

  • LoriAngela
    Posted at 11:15h, 10 May Reply

    Love the green Herbivore. My green project was another hat for Project Help Mexico. Even in the Fraser Valley, we’re slow to get our green leaves.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 12:07h, 10 May Reply

    I was in Orillia yesterday, doing the tourist thing and I too – all of a sudden – thought, ‘it smells like summer’. Hurray! At long last!

  • Laura
    Posted at 12:12h, 10 May Reply

    Your Herbivore looks great — I love that vibrant green. It does feel like an afternoon for cider now that you mention it…!

  • Jillian Bishop
    Posted at 14:20h, 24 May Reply

    Thanks for the Downtown Market promo! traffic is showing up on our site from yours! See you Wednesdays.

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