We were fortunate to host a wonderful couple from San Francisco, Jing and Matt, earlier this week. Jing left her job last February to follow her tug to learn to become a chef (we love stories about people following their tug!). And Matt works in computer graphics on big Hollywood movies (so we sort of had a celebrity in our midst... well, perhaps a few degrees of separation, but it still counts!). We had a great time getting to know them. If you're interested in reading their guestbook comment, click here.
He also power washed the plastic surrounding the hatchery greenhouse. Another great job!! And I've been watering my seedlings and gardens in hopes that the flower seeds I sowed last week will germinate. You know it's officially summertime here when we have to get the water hoses out.
Christmas day was gorgeous. Sunny, warm, high of 24.5C/76F, and nothing but blue skies. We went to Martin and Clara's rustic restaurant for our traditional Christmas trout lunch (we've gone there four years in a row, so it's now considered tradition). And we spent much of the day on Skype, catching up with our children, our parents, and our sisters. God bless the internet!!