A Collage of Spring Flowers
Last week was an unusual one....
We had several days of warm weather and sunshine followed by a drop to freezing temperatures and snow!
The last two days were warm again-27C (78F).
Yesterday we made a quick trip down to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. While there we always do a bit of shopping.
However, now that the exchange rate makes our Canadian dollar twenty percent less than the US dollar, it isn't a whole lot cheaper to shop across the border any longer.
We can still get dairy and poultry products for less in the US, so we bought milk, cream, eggs, and cheese.
When passing through customs this trip imagine our surprise when the border agent ask us if we had bought any eggs or chickens.
After the usual "Do you have any alcohol or tobacco to claim?", "Are you bringing any firearms across?" "Did you purchase any produce while visiting the states?"
He ask, "Did you purchase any eggs or chickens while visiting the states?"
"See that green disposal bin over there (he points to one), throw all of your eggs in it."
We reply "okay" not wanting to hold up a whole line of cars that were behind us with more questions and also knowing that the news is just covered with the tragic bird flu outbreak happening in the US, so this must somehow be related to it.
Well, to make this long story short...
As Tim was disposing of our four dozen eggs (nearly ten bucks worth), he spoke with another border patrol who said that the eggs had been purchased from an Indiana egg farm (one of the states that has been hard hit by this bird flu) and therefore is not allowed in Canada.
I am reporting this as a warning to any of my Canadian friends who may occasionally do grocery shopping across the border.
I wish I could have been forewarned.
I am just so grateful that Tim changed his mind about purchasing chicken or our loss would have been so much greater!
Before I wrap this post up for the day I have a question...
Can anyone tell me what this perennial plant is?
It has a very sweet fragrance to it.
I am wondering if it isn't a herb...
Please let me know before I poison myself by trying to make a tea from it.
I have an announcement to make tomorrow, so please come back to find out what it is.
It is very important!!!