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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 48 years.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BACK TO RUG HOOKING WITH KHAKI GREEN

WELCOME MARCH... I'm so happy that March is finally here and as usual, I'm late at welcoming it.


My thoughts has turned to rug hooking has the sun is warming up my hooking room.
I dyed some wool a Khaki green in different batches and even though I stirred the wool while it simmered in the dye bath and I stirred also after the vinegar was added before I put back the wool in the pot and I stir some more several times, it still comes out a bit blotchy.  I'll be working from what I have and we'll see how it turns out.  Usually I want a blotchy wool but this time I was trying for a more uniform color. I'll show you my progress when I have enough to show

I needed to do some more shovelling on the big deck a few days ago for obvious reasons...


This is a view from the sunroom in the back.  It was difficult to open the screen door as the snow was packed against it.

I managed to shovel to the Bar B Q and the snow was higher than the rail. No trees budding yet in our area...

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I ponder a lot as I work and today I thought that I would share my reflexion with you.

This morning as I was  caring for my calves, it dawned on me that we have seasons in our own personal lives just like we have seasons in nature.

Spring is when we are young and everything is new and beautiful and we have no worries and depend on our parents for all our needs. We can't wait to be old enough to do what we can't do because we are too young...

We are in our Summer when we start to be on our own. We have arrived. We are sure footed and go about our lives without worry of ever getting old and feeble.... We are more interested in living life without worrying about the future.

 Then as we start to get older and notice we are not as spry as we used to be, wrinkles are showing up everywhere, hair gets thinner, we are in our Autumn. We realize that we didn't get everything done that we could or should have done....

 When we really slow down and are aware that we won't live for ever and are full of aches and pain, our senses are diminished and we can't go back, we get slower and slower and the end is in sight, we become aware that we are in our Winter.

I'm sure you can add to this but this was my reflexion this morning.

We all have to go through our seasons one at a time just like mother Nature.  Enjoy today the best you can.
Thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comments. I really appreciate them.
JB

Saturday, February 21, 2015

PLAYING WITH A SHOVEL & HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIEL

Someone asked me how much snow did we had. It's hard to say. We've had storms after storms like lots of you and high winds that moved the snow where it wanted.

At the farm, the snow bank is up to the roof of one of the barns and on my back deck I measured the snow at being 33 inches deep.



Call me crazy but I love to shovel snow as long as I'm not cold.  This new shovel works like a charm as long as I put the the elbow grease in.   The snow was perfect for shovelling. It needed to be done as we couldn't open the door to the rear entrance anymore.


I shovelled a path to the bird feeders. It was the only way I was able to fill their feeders. I had to shovel down two sets of steps. It was deep there too but I removed some snow on top so the path didn't feel like a tunnel.


Here the snow is very deep. The compost bin sits on the ground and see how high the snow is around it. It had to be dug out so we could use it....
It took me about two hours of shovelling in all  and I loved every minute of it. I didn't rushed.


  Here is the amount of snow on the roof of the back entrance. It needs to be removed.


Before I left Ottawa, we celebrated Daniel's 2nd birthday in advance and Christine made him a train cake.  She had a minor mishap and it leaned a bit but it looked very cute anyway.  Look at Daniel  smiling as we all sang happy Birthday. Notice the Valentine heart on the back.


In the blink of an eye, Daniel grabbed a jellied worm and sucked it in and then grabbed the candle.



Mama retrieved the worm candy and helped him blow the candle. The worm candy was cut in small manageable pieces. Somehow I have no picture of him eating cake.

Thanks for visiting. Prayers for friends who have to deal with serious illness and traumas and hardships in their lives.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
JB