Wednesday, January 18, 2017

HAPPY WEDNESDAY

Happy Wednesday my friends. A little milder this week in Southern Ontario. Hope you are all having a great week.
Blessings,
~Janet


Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR

All the best for 2017........May all your wishes come true!!!!
~Janet

Monday, December 26, 2016

HAPPY BOXING DAY!!

Happy Boxing day!!! Hope you all had a great Christmas. I was up early baking home made bread this morning for the turkey sandwiches we are having for lunch. Homemade turkey soup is also being made today.
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
~Janet

Sunday, December 4, 2016

OPEN HOUSE

We are doing it again. Having another Open House. My shop is going to be in a local business Artisan Tour on December 10th from 9am to 5pm.
I hope you are all having a great weekend.
Blessings,
~Janet


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SHAKER SEWING BOX KITS

I finished up some more of my Olde Crow Shaker sewing box kits. I sell out of these shortly after they are in stock. They are made from wood, mustard over black, and lined on the bottom with black felt. Included is a pair of primitive scissors and a handmade pin cushion. I just love these. www.oldecrowprimitives.ca
Blessings,
~Janet


Monday, October 31, 2016

RELAXING BY THE FIRE

Stan, Kit and I are spending an evening relaxing in front of a nice fire. We love our new fireplace.
I hope you are all staying warm on this Halloween night.
Blessings,
~Janet

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HARVEST

The 2016 harvest is well underway. My husband has been busy this week combining corn. Hopefully he will finish up this week. I just love harvest time. I made a huge pot of home made Chicken Vegetable soup with home baked corn bread and had it ready for dinner last night when he came in for the evening.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ROOFING

I've been helping my husband with roofing on the drive shed. We started putting up the 26.5 ft sheets of steel yesterday and we just finished. Thank goodness. We are glad it is done. Now to finish the sides. Won't be a hard as the roof though. This is a picture of the second last piece getting screwed down.

Blessings,
~Janet

Monday, October 10, 2016

FROST ON THE PUMPKINS

Woke up this morning to a hard frost here in Ontario. Brrrrrr the flannel sheets are going on the bed today. Hope you all had a great weekend.
Blessings,
Janet

Saturday, October 8, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

This weekend is THANKSGIVING weekend in Canada. Wishing all of my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving. We do have a lot to be thankful for.
Blessings,
~Janet

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A GREAT DAY!!

A great day today spent at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. My sister and brother in law were visiting this weekend. Great weather and not too busy there. We had a great time. Took some pictures of the day.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Blessings,
~Janet







Head chopper


Quilt

General Store

Pigs

Husband with antique Fordson tractor


Storefront at the General Store


Blacksmith shop



Our Brother in law Brian



Ducks

Cabin

Woodburning Cookstove

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

HARVEST SQUASH AND APPLE SOUP

I just love this time of year and all the bounty that goes with it. The apples and squash are ripe and I am making a pot of my squash and apple soup. Thought I would share the recipe. It is delicious. I make this every year. It is a recipe from Foodland Ontario.
I don't add the pumpkin seeds as it makes my Colitis flare up.



Ingredients:

2 Ontario Onions, chopped 
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 
1 large Ontario Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups/1.25 L)
2 Ontario Apples, peeled, cored and cubed 
2 cloves Ontario Garlic 
4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth 
1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Thyme Leaves 
1 tsp (5 mL) salt 
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper 
3 tbsp (45 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup 
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg 
Pumpkin seeds 

Preparation:

In large pot, cook onions in butter over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash, apples, garlic, broth, 1 cup (250 mL) of water, thyme, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Let cool slightly. In batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return to pot and stir in maple syrup and nutmeg. Reheat soup until hot. Serve garnished with pumpkin seeds.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

OUR PORCH

Just got this new (old) table for my porch. Just love it!!! I have it all decorated for fall.
It's looking a lot like fall around here now. Looking forward to having my sister and brother in law visit in a few days.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Blessings,
~Janet

Friday, September 23, 2016

MOVING FURNITURE

Today I decided to move my Possum Belly bakers' table from in front of the kitchen window to the other side of the table in front of the sink. Didn't know how I would like it, but I really do, so it is staying. Didn't think my husband would like it, but he does. Here is a couple of pictures. 
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Blessings,
~Janet




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TOMATO SAUCE

My tomatoes are ripening with a vengeance so I am making more tomato sauce for the freezer today.
A beautiful day here in Southern Ontario.
~Janet

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FREEZING KALE

Good Sunday morning!! Seeing the horse show I was supposed to judge today was cancelled due to all that rain we got yesterday, I have decided to spend the day freezing my Kale.
I can enjoy it in smoothies all winter long. I have a ton of it!!
Have a great Sunday everyone!!
~Janet

Saturday, September 17, 2016

AUTUMN CENTREPIECE

I have my centrepiece for fall. Some pumpkins squash and gourds. Love this time of year. I wish it could last longer than it does. I got some beautiful flowers from the Farmers' Market this morning and put them in my kitchen. 
I hope you are all enjoying this great weekend.
Blessings
~Janet
Pumpkins, squash and gourds.


Beautiful flowers from the Farmers' Market

Thursday, September 15, 2016

VISIT THE SHOP

Shop is open on Fridays 9am to 5pm. Lots of primitive wools, candles, signs, greeting cards, textiles and much more. Tin can candles on sale this week. Great scents for Autumn!
Hope to see you soon!! 
www.oldecrowprimitives.ca

~Janet
100 percent wool in great Primitive colors.
Gorgeous wool for hooking or applique'
Sold by the quarter yard 18x30

Tin can candles on sale this week.
Large Turkeys

Small Turkeys