Easter

March 24, 2008 at 2:52 am | Posted in farm life | Leave a comment
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We had a relatively small crowd this year.  Somewhere around 12 I believe.   It was nice to have young ones present.  Kyla, who is  four, really enjoyed the egg hunt this year.  Next year Inez will be nearly two and will give her a run for her chocolate.   Maddie did the hiding and took some pressure off me for a nice change.

 Easter bunnyWe had a visit from the Easter Bunny who enjoyed snacking on bird seed.

img_1366.jpgOur kitty joined in on all the Easter fun.

Things where a little strange this year without Grandma Carey.  We miss her dearly. She always kept me company in the kitchen and was the first to start the dishes.  Auntie Freda stepped in and helped out lots though.  Change is always difficult and we are in for some big ones.  Hold on to your boot straps, missy!

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March Break

March 16, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Posted in farm life, Kitchen work | Leave a comment
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Well, the break has come to an end and spring is starting to appear.  It has been a very busy and emotional week.  We had to have our oldest cat, Barney put down.  She had heart disease and was starting to have breathing and circulation problems.  Poor old girl, she was such a sweetheart.  Never a nasty cat, always the lover.  I have many pictures of her with Maddie as a baby.  She was Maddie’s little nurse maid.  Never minded a squeal and the occasional tail tug.

Maddie had a friend visit, who had moved away a couple of years ago.  They have stayed in contact which is nice. She also took the babysitting course which I think she already knew most of. She has always taken an interest is caring for the little ones in our life.

Last night I read about the artisian bread at Mushroom Villagers and just had to give it a go.  It was delicious and I will definiately be trying it again.  I made a small loaf and will try a little larger size tonight. 

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The Greenhouse is up and running

March 7, 2008 at 2:08 am | Posted in farm life, Greenhouse | Leave a comment
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The heat is on and the plants have arrived.  The arrival date was off by one day due to the bad roads but, they are here now.

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green green plants

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The plants look to be in great shape.  Hopefully the weather gets a little warmer so we don’t have to count on producing so much heat.  Robin is using the outdoor wood burning stove with propane as a backup.   Maddie and  Robin are doing most of the planting, because I’m busy with some sewing and painting jobs besides the paint store job of course.  Robin is paying her well.  She is a wealthy child.  She is saving for horse gear and she wants to have a portrait painted of her two ponies.  She should have enough for most of it by the end of this planting season.  Lucky girl.

Meanwhile, outside still looks like this…

feeding cows

snow angel ravaged by wolf dog

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