In Northern Canada we spend about 9 months with the threat or inevitability of frost on the ground. That leaves 3 months to squeeze in your outdoor living…camping, gardening, outdoor sports ect… We enjoy our winters but lets face it when it is -30 C outside most of us are inside looking at those crazy people who are still out these instantly freezing various body parts. Right now we are in the thick of the warm weather, and you would think that we would be happier than a pig in a mud hole…but no, you see Canadians favorite pastime is to complain about the weather.
When standing in line waiting for your double double, (two creams and two sugars in your Tim’s coffee), you know that you can pass the time chatting with your neighbour about the latest weather report. It will always be; too rainy, not enough rain, too hot, too cold, too windy, too humid, or too dry. Or…did you hear about that town that had a tornado, hail the size of golf balls, 2 feet of snow in the middle of summer, or 30 C in the middle of winter?
So no matter the time of year, we pleasant Canadians can be found griping about the weather. Why do I bring this up you say? Because I would like to know why I have to can preserves, and dehydrate produce, when it is freaking sweltering in the kitchen?…that’s why. Why don’t I have to do this during the other 9 months of the year, when I have the furnace going full blast, and I’m wearing long underwear just to check the mail. On the other hand, if this is all I have to complain about, then I guess I’m pretty lucky…and that is why Canadians are so nice.
God Bless, Julia