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


Friday, September 26, 2014

VERY TRUE

Just for my 2 Blog Stalking Trolls. May Karma catch up to you soon!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BEWARE

BEWARE OF WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

PLANTING THE GARDEN

It has been a busy few days. On Saturday morning I flew out to British Columbia, got picked up at the Airport and driven to a horse show and started judging. Judged all the next day (Sunday), then travelled all night long and part of Monday morning to get home. Three airplanes to get home and two to get out there. It was a whirlwind weekend. I think I have finally caught up on my sleep so today I got all of my vegetable garden planted. Peas, carrots, sweet corn, squash, yellow beans, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, pumpkins and lettuce and I still have to get some pepper and tomato plants to put in. Maybe tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get some rain tomorrow to water everything. I can't wait to eat fresh vegetables from the garden. Last week I got the cabin stained and it looks great. I hope everyone is having a great week.
~Janet


Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW SITE FOR QUILTERS

I have created a new site for quilters to find links to Quilt shops, Quilts Shows, Long Arm quilting services, Quilt Guilds and other upcoming events in Ontario, Canada. Bookmark it or add it to your favorites so you can find the information with the click of a mouse. If you would like your Quilt Shop or Guild, or Long Arm services added, please email me.
http://ontarioquiltersconnection.blogspot.ca

Friday, April 18, 2014

HAPPY EASTER

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

KIT

Here is a great picture of Kit, my Jack Russell. My husband took this picture of her this morning as she was looking out the window as the sun was rising. She probably had her eye on a bird. Doesn't she look noble? She is a proper mummy's girl. She was sitting beside me on the couch when the picture was taken.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Janet
Kit


Sunday, April 6, 2014

KIT AND I

Kit and I tried taking our first "Selfie"............... I am thinking we need some more practice. Kit was quite camera shy.


Friday, April 4, 2014

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL

Yesterday I received this lovely pin from the American Paint Horse Association. I have been an APHA judge for 10 years now and this is quite an honor to receive this. Being an equestrian judge is just one of the hats I wear. I have been an Equestrian judge for 23 years, judging for 6 different associations. I am also a graphic design artist and a handmade crafter. I also work part time in a great Quilt shop. I love working in sales, helping our customers select fabrics for quilts they would like to make.
I sure hope the weather is getting a little nicer where you live. Slowly but surely it is starting to look like spring here. Have a great weekend everyone.
~Janet