Friday, February 5, 2016

WEBSITE

Just finished creating the site for my friend's amazing Mohair Teddy Bears. Please take a peak. I hope you all have a great weekend!
Blessings
~Janet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GORGEOUS BEARS

Greetings! I have been super busy working on a website for a long time friend who hand makes the most gorgeous hand made genuine Mohair teddy bears. She is a wonderful talented artist. I hope to have everything finished and up in the next few days. Here is a "Sneak Peak".
I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

BAKING, BAKING, AND MORE BAKING

I was up early this morning baking. Fed the horses and put them out, baked some home made whole wheat and honey bread and some cherry muffins. I froze cherries from our cherry tree this past year and have been using them in muffins. They are delicious! You can see the bread has been sampled. I hope everyone is keeping warm on this snowy weekend.
Blessings
~Janet



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TAKE THE HINT

Some people just don't get it............people avoid you because they no longer want anything to do with you for whatever reason. Leave them alone......take the hint, then take a hike!!!!
Great advice!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

BAKING BREAD

Thought I would bake some home made bread today. I made whole wheat this time. I just took it out of the oven and my kitchen smells wonderful. They will be cooled in time for lunch. I am going to make some black forest ham sandwiches with Butternut Squash soup. I hope you are all having a great day!!!
Janet


Saturday, January 2, 2016

A GREAT SHOW

I just finished designing this add for my friends. It is going in the "Mercantile Gatherings" magazine. 
Mark your calendars. It will be a good one. I hope you are all having a great weekend. And check out the website too.
http://earlyhomestead.blogspot.ca
Blessings
~Janet

Friday, January 1, 2016

A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!! All the best for 2016!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

MEMORIES

I was looking at some old pictures and these ones caught my attention. A great day a couple of years ago at my friend Marg's home for lunch. Love these ladies.

A great day with friends a couple of years ago at our friend Marg's home. Myself, Marg and Heather.

Marg, Heather and Carolyn

Saturday, December 26, 2015

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

I thought I would post a couple of my Christmas gifts. The basket was a gift from my sister in law and it is over 100 years old. I just love it.
I received some money from a couple of people and I bought this trencher with it. I have been a hunt for one of these for ages and it was delivered to me on Christmas day by some friends of ours. I cut some fresh greens to decorate it with and added a large gourd and some big pine cones.
Hope you all had a blessed Christmas. I did miss seeing some of my treasured friends this season, but hopefully I can get together with them soon.
~Janet
Beautiful basket from my sister in law Sandy.


Antique Trencher


Thursday, December 24, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas everyone. I am really missing the snow this year. It sure doesn't feel like Christmas.
This is a picture of our old homestead two years ago at Christmas.
Blessings
~Janet

Sunday, December 20, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas!
Thanks to all of you who came to support me on my new venture of having a little shop.
The last day for my shop was last Friday and it will be closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring. Have a great winter.
Blessings
~Janet

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

CHRISTMAS IN THE SHOP

Good evening peeps. Today was a great day at the shop. It was great seeing so many customers.
This week the corn stalks and pumpkins went out and the spruce and pine boughs came in. It is starting to look a lot like Christmas at Olde Crow Primitives at the Granary. I took a few pictures around the shop.
You can check out the site at: www.oldecrowprimitives.ca 
It looks like we are expecting some snow for this weekend. Keep warm.
I am also so very excited and humbled that I have been asked to design a cover page for the "Country Register" in 2016.
Blessings
~Janet
Lovely Candles

Hand Poured Goat's Milk Soaps
Pinkeeps

Scented Rosehips




Sunday, November 1, 2015

QUILTS AND SADDLE FOR SALE

I am selling these quilts and saddle if anyone is interested. Unfortunately I had to buy a new computer, hence the sale.
Gorgeous Country Colors.
Heirloom quality fabrics $400.00
Handmade 

Log Cabin Quilt in gorgeous autumn colors.
Handmade by me. Heirloom Quality $400.00

Full view of the quilt
Brand new Stubben Siegfried saddle 17 1/2 inch.
Cover included $1500.00

Friday, October 16, 2015

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP

I made this soup last night for our Sewing Friends dinner and I have had a few people ask for the recipe so here it is. I love this soup. They are calling for snow flurries tomorrow so it is definitely soup weather.


Curried Pumpkin Soup

INGREDIENTS
2 Tablespoons of butter
1 Cup of chopped Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic crushed
2 teaspoons of Curry Powder
1 Pinch of Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
3 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1 - 15 oz can of Pumpkin (I used real Pumpkin roasted)
1  1/2 Cups of Half and Half cream or milk

DIRECTIONS
1. Melt Butter and cook onion and garlic.
2. Stir in the curry, cumin, salt, and pepper and cook for one minute.
3. Add the broth and pumpkin, bring to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
4. Stir in cream just before serving.


Serves 4-6

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HARVEST DINNER

Tonight I had my sewing friends over for dinner and we had a great time. On the menu was curried pumpkin soup, ham and spinach quiche, salad, appetizers, apple cider, wine and for desert we had pumpkin roll. I love getting together with these ladies. I took a couple of pictures so you could see their happy faces.
Enjoying the Curried Pumpkin Soup.

Table is set waiting for their arrival.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A GORGEOUS MORNING

Such a gorgeous morning to go for a walk with the dogs back to our bush. I just love this time of year, the smells, the colors, and the cool temperatures. I took a couple of pictures of some sights on our walk.
Our firewood for heating this winter.
Needs to split and stacked.

Kit loves to get into the pictures.

The entrance to the trail.

I am loving the fall colors this time of year.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

HAPPY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving here in Canada. A gorgeous weekend and the colors are just spectacular. This is by far my favourite time of year. Pumpkins, gourds, fall mums and Turkey dinner with a the fixins.
Last night was spent with friends enjoying a delicious turkey dinner. I just had to take a couple of pictures of the table setting. Just beautiful!!! 

Lovely table setting

My friend Sandie took this picture of me enjoying the day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A GREAT DAY

It was a great day for the first day of having my little shop open. The weather wasn't the greatest but it was cozy inside the little Granary. Kit was all tuckered out after her first day of being the "Shop supervisor" I made her a little bed from an old grain sack.


Monday, October 5, 2015

PUMPKINS AND SQUASH

Lots of pumpkins and squash for sale at the Granary this Friday.

Open 9:30 to 5pm.
www.oldecrowprimitives.ca
Pumpkins for sale $2.00 each