Thursday, December 18, 2014

GIRLFRIEND'S GATHERING

Well tonight was wonderful. Filled with good food and good friends. Laughing and enjoying each others company while we sat and talked.  The smell of Christmas greenery filled the air and the flicker of candle light made for a cozy setting. What a great way to spend an evening with great Quilting friends. Here are a couple of pictures of the Appetizers before dinner.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A BAD FLARE UP

This has been a really bad week. Some of you know that I have bad hips and for the most part, they are ok. I usually walk my dogs back to the bush each day and they don't usually bother me.....BUT every now and then they flare up. This week has been really bad. I have been able to sleep in bed for about 4 hours on my back, but then I have to come downstairs and sleep sitting up on the couch for the rest of the night. Last night I couldn't even walk without being in such pain. I cannot take pain medication, so I just have to put up with it. Hopefully it will be a little better by the weekend. The cause we figure is riding horses too much for too many years. I do know of other people who have this from riding. My neighbour had to have both of his hips replaced from operating his backhoe for years. This damp rainy weather does not help either. Hoping for some sun and colder weather.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas.
~Janet

Sunday, December 14, 2014

THE VIEW FROM MY SEWING ROOM

I took a couple of pictures of my girls roaming around the yard. It is a view from my sewing room. Been busy today putting in 2 loads of firewood, cleaning windows, vacuuming, and the list goes on. Getting ready for a "Girlfriends" gathering this week at my house. I don't know if I will ever get caught up. I am inviting some of my special friends over for an evening and dinner.
I hope you all had a great weekend.
~Janet
The girls enjoyed a day out.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

THE LAST PUMPKIN

Today was so mild I did some final clean up in the yard. I cut open this pumpkin and the chickens and cats were going crazy over it. 
I am sure it will be all gone in a couple of hours.
I hope everyone is having a great Sunday.
~Janet


Monday, November 17, 2014

SNOW

Last night we got our first significant snowfall. There were only three hens that decided to come out and check out the snow. A rooster also came out, but ran off when he saw my iPad.
I really do love this snow.
~Janet


Thursday, November 13, 2014

A SAD TIME

Last night my beloved cat Kenya passed away. I have been nursing her for weeks. She had a liver disease and my Vet told me it was a 50/50 chance whether she would make it. I guess it was not meant to be. I brought her home on the plane 3,000 miles after my father passed away 2 and a half years ago. I made a promise to him I would look after her if anything were to happen to him.
Kenya was not a cuddle cat by any means, but she would sit on the arm of the sofa and love me to rub her head. If I stopped, she would put her paw on me as if to say........more please. I am sure she knew she was truly loved and I will miss her deeply. She is now buried on our farm.
This is a picture of her shortly after she came home to live with us.
~Janet

Friday, November 7, 2014

AN OPEN HOUSE

You'll want to check out this Open House. I just took some of my signs over to be sold there tomorrow. It is looking a lot like Christmas over there. Lots of goodies. They are having hot cider and chilli for the customers. You'll taste how good their beef is and you can purchase some right there. Their freezers are full with roasts, chickens. sausages, ground beef and much more. Several vendors will be there too. Scentsy, Jockey, just to name a few. Lots of handmade wreaths are for sale as well as Christmas ornaments.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

AN AIRIAL VIEW

Last night my DH went up in his plane and took a couple of pictures of our farm. You probably can't see me, but I am sitting on the hay wagon in the second picture and Kit is nearby, just a speck of white is all you can see. In the first picture, you can see the two black horses out in the pasture.
Yesterday I was busy painting the bedroom closet and hopefully will finish it today. The weather has been so gorgeous here, it is nice to have the windows open. I have to get busy on Christmas orders soon.
I hope you all have a great weekend...........enjoy the last of these beautiful fall colors before the wind blows them all off the trees.
~Janet
A view of our farm.
On the left you can see the horses in the pasture.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

MORE WOOD

You are all probably getting tired of hearing about my firewood etc, but that seems to be the only thing going on right at the moment. Have to take advantage of the good weather we are having to get it all done. DH and I split this load this morning back at the bush and will be going back to do another one later.
Wood that we split this morning.

One of our sweet cats.



Monday, October 20, 2014

BUSY AS A BEE

It's that time of year again. Raking leaves, putting in firewood, and cleaning up. I can't believe how gorgeous this autumn has been. The colors have been fabulous. I had a great trip to Saskatchewan last weekend to judge an Appaloosa Futurity. It was a wonderful show and an honour to judge. Had a great time. Got off the plane just in time to put a turkey in the oven and make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for my DH and I. Many things to be thankful for, my family, my wonderful husband, my treasured friends, my job that I love and all my critters. Spent last night putting away firewood.
Put away 5 cords of firewood last night.

Kit was enjoying playing in the leaves.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A SWEET GIFT FROM A DEAR FRIEND

Last week I had lunch with my dear friend Marg before I flew out to Saskatchewan to judge a 2 day Appaloosa Futurity. She gave me this sweet Pumpkin needle punch that she hand made for me. I just love it so much and will treasure it forever. Thanks so much Marg.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BEDROOM FLOOR

I took on a huge challenge and decided to rip out the carpet, take up the sub floor and re-finish the old wood floors in our bedroom. It was a gruelling task. The subfloor was chipboard and was nailed down every 4 inches, so it came up inch by inch. I think it took a total of 4 days to take it all up. Next was renting the big floor sander which weighed 100 lbs. It was an interesting challenge dragging that upstairs. It took the day to do the sanding, but it looked good. Now I have stained it, and have 2 coats of Varathane on it. I have to put on a couple more coats, re-do the baseboard and paint. I sure hope I have this done by November some time. My husband has been sleeping in the spare room and I have been sleeping on the couch. It sure will be nice when it is finished. Well worth the work. I have done all of this by myself. I wouldn't let my husband touch anything because he has an injured shoulder. It has been a great experience, one I would NEVER do again. Here are few pictures.
~Janet
This is how the sub floor came up...in pieces.

Sanding

Stained and one coat of Varathane

Friday, October 3, 2014

A CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

I just got finished designing this poster for my friend's Christmas Open House. Hope you can attend.
Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend.
~Janet


Thursday, August 21, 2014

A BUSY DAY

A busy day today. Yesterday my husband injured his shoulder, so I am doing some hammering and sawing. I told him if he told me what to do, I would do the work and that I did. Here are some pictures of me working on our workshop.
Of course Kit is supervising the project.





After the Tyvec is stapled on


Monday, August 11, 2014

A MARATHON WEEKEND


I am sure glad this past weekend is over. On Thursday I traveled to Ottawa, an 8 hour drive, stayed overnight, then judged a horse show on Friday. After the show was over, had an 8 hour drive home that night. Arrived home at 10:30 pm. Up and out of the house early again the next morning to go and judge another show. When I arrived home that night, my husband and I baled straw then put it up into the barn. Went to bed and got up early again the next morning and out of the house at 7 am to drive 2 and a half hours to judge another horse show. Judged the show then headed home. Got home, had supper and  then my husband and I baled hay and put that up into the barn. Needless to say...........I can't believe I actually accomplished this at my age. I stopped on the way home yesterday and had a nice visit with a dear friend of mine too. Actually, it was quite a nice weekend despite all of the traveling.
I hope everyone has a great week.
~Janet

Friday, July 11, 2014

HOMEGROWN BEEF AND CHICKEN

If you are local and looking to buy some homegrown beef and chicken directly from the farmer, check out their site. They have a Country Store you can visit and pick up some beef, chicken, eggs, maple syrup and some hand crafted items.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ANTIQUE SHOW

My friend Marie is having an antique show in Ohio. I really enjoyed doing the site for this show. Some great vendors with some great antiques.
Hope will check it out.
http://backtoourrootsohio.blogspot.ca
We are having some wicked storms this week. Stay safe everyone.
Blessings
~Janet