Category Archives: Family

Make Lots of Noise

This isn’t something I regularly find myself saying to my kids. But a couple of bears are hanging around the neighbourhood. Yesterday one came to our side of the mountain. Balto chased it off. Whenever the kids are heading outside … Continue reading

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The lake had been frozen over for about four days, so yesterday the kids and I did a little exploring along the shoreline. We walked along the ice and all my axe tests showed 6-8 inches of ice. Still, we … Continue reading

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A Few Bits of Summer

I’m not even going to try to catch up on what I’ve missed of summer. Truly, the goats sabotaged my summer without even being here. 🙂 It was quite a production to get ready for them with terrain challenges, lack-of-skill-and-know-how … Continue reading

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Katie – checking out the chickens in their new enclosure. Building gardens. Testing the depth and size of the apple tree hole. She calls it her “birthday skirt” but after this hike I think we’re calling it the “tick skirt”. … Continue reading

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More Pottery

The two mugs missing from the set are now complete. The set may grow, but for now it’s up-to-date. (Until I get my own glazes and kiln.) I missed a step on the plaque, unfortunately, and that is why the … Continue reading

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Last Week

Nature journaling. Heading to the river mouth. Birding. “Birding”. Puff balls.

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Do I really need to say it?

“Can she be one already?” She was rather silly when I took her “one year old” shots. The birthday pair at one and six!

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Birds, Snow (Again), Sap, Greenhouse, Etc.

Balto and Mystery (our only named chicken) sharing kitchen scraps. We’re not quite ready to leave Balto unsupervised with the chickens, but we’re close. I don’t think he thinks about eating them any longer. The warblers started to show up … Continue reading

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House of Potters

Waking up to another blizzard yesterday, my list of outside to-dos got cancelled. The kids voted (not that it was put to a vote) for finishing the set-up of the pottery wheel. “The pottery wheel?” you ask. My husband has … Continue reading

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Snow. Snow. Snow.

Monday morning – 6:30am. Shovelled enough to get truck turned around so Graeme could take it to work. Kids and I cancelled plans for the day and hunkered down at home. Electricity was out from about 7am to 12pm. I … Continue reading

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