Sunday, January 15, 2012


Thank you to everyone who left kind comments on my Blog over this past weekend, and for the numerous emails of comfort I received regarding the passing of my beloved "Shorty". Many were from people I don't even know. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated more than you'll ever know.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Today is a very sad day for me. Early this morning I lost my special little friend Shorty. I adopted her from rescue almost 10 years ago.  She was around the age of 7 or 8 when she came to live with us. I can't even begin to tell you how much joy she brought to our lives. I found this little poem and I am posting it as a tribute to her. 
I loved her so much. It broke my heart.

God looked around his garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on this earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine".

It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 7, 2012


This morning my DH and I were feeling a little better after battling a flu virus/bronchitis for the past 4 weeks, so we decide to take a drive to Amish country which is only just over an hour away from us. It was a beautiful drive, mild and sunny with snow on the ground. I was up there just before Christmas and got some carrots that were the sweetest carrots I have ever tasted. I bought 10 pounds of them, and for only $1.75. We have been enjoying them every day, so I thought I could pick some more of them up while we were there. Today, I got 20 lbs. of them. Of course I will share some of them with the horses. We had the breakfast buffet at a wonderful Amish restaurant called the Crossroads in Elmira, Ontario. They have fabulous food. The breakfast buffet is absolutely delicious and for only $7.99....all you can eat, and boy did we eat! They had so many different selections from fresh fruits, to pancakes and waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, biscuits, and lots more. There is a great Quilt shop at the end of the building where the restaurant is, so we had a look around there after breakfast. After that we hit the market and got some needfulls for the pantry, then we headed home. It was a perfect day for a nice drive. We enjoyed it so much, and yes it did make us feel better.
Amish horse and buggy

Fresh vegetables at the Farmer's Market

Monday, January 2, 2012


Today is a snowy day here in Southwestern Ontario. Sometimes, I can't even see the barn when I look out of the kitchen window. The bird feeders are all full and the birds are all huddled together getting their wild bird seed. The dogs have been out enjoying the snow and the horses are outside enjoying some fresh air. The cats are laying beside the wood stove in DH's shop soaking up the heat. We are expecting up to 40 cm of snow by the end of tonight. This is the first snow storm of the season. I just finished making some home made butternut squash soup, so we will be enjoying that for our lunch.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. DH and I have been fighting off a cold virus and bronchitis for the last three weeks, so hopefully we will feel better soon. 
I am looking out for a tall cupboard only about 12" deep for my sewing room to store my fabric in. Having it in boxes on the floor isn't a great way of organizing it. Hopefully when this snow stops, I can find something that is in my budget.
Have a great day.