Monday, May 31, 2010

Something kind of interesting....

If you go to google search engine, type in "find Chuck Norris" and click on "I'm feeling Lucky" something sort of neat pops up! Try it out! (It's safe, so don't worry!)
 I am also wondering if this heat wave will be broken today somewhat. I know the high temperatures are forecasted for a while yet, but it has clouded over, it's getting rather dark and the wind has picked up a bit. I've brought in my laundry from the line and brought the chicks inside, just in case! Some rain would be a cool change!  (remember how I was whining about the continual rain? am I ever happy with the weather? LOL I enjoy warm days, but  humid 37C is a bit hot for me!)
anyway, I just heard a rumble of thunder, so I am off!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's hiking time again!

It's no secret that my boys and I enjoy a good hike through the woods. On the weekend, we headed out to our favorite spot in Goderich again. The woods were beautiful, flowers abundant, and even though the temperature was in the muggy 30sC, the trees were far cooler than  staying in the house!
 Carpeted with Lily of the Valley:
Tall, Tall trees

Unknown purple flowers by the trail:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chicken pics

Here are the promised chick pics... first pic is them one day old, the second is at a week old

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Chicken Project

I grew up with parents who raised their own food. We raised various animals over the years, from chickens and turkeys to pigs and goats.  One of the things that chafes me about renting is the "no livestock" clause.  why live on a large property with a small barn, if you can't keep a few chickens?
 Anyway, I have been mulling for a few years now about the fact that my children are growing up not knowing where their food comes from. Last year, we had a garden, and they saw how to grow veggies. This year, it's project chicken! I've purchased 15 day old meat chicks, and we'll see how it goes! My neighbour, who has her own flock of chickens and ducks said we are welcome to raise our birds there, so we are doing it! for now, though, we have the fuzzy yellow bundles of fluff in our laundry room, heater on, ensconsed in a small chicken cage. We lost a peeper last night, but the others are doing fabulously!
 Pictures to follow :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Good News

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The clean- up

Just thought I'd post  few pictures of the claen- up! My neighbour has a wood stove, so we were happy that he was willing to clean things up for us :)

It took in total about 5 hours to cut the tree up, pile the branches and load the truck

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's winter again?

May 8th, and we had snow. Imagine that... grass lush and green, lilacs in full bloom, trees fully clothed, and we get snow. in sounthern Ontario. It didn't stick, or anything, but it was only 2 degrees Celcius, VERY cold, and not at all like spring!
 In fact, the wind was so harsh, it split our big maple in half.

Here's hoping tomorrow is a *bit* sunnier and warmer!