Saturday, December 31, 2011

a lovely foggy walk and wooding ...

A lovely time at the farm this afternoon - finding trees to bring down then hiking out to the ridge to check out the fog (and the teeny tiny cabin!)

Dogs ran and ran then ran a little more.

Thea's little feet got cold so she spent a little time sitting up on the ATV seat warming up.

The fog was so neat!

Can you see Sampson?

Here he is!

The ridge. The lake was completely covered in fog.

Monday, December 26, 2011

We seem to have baby Christmas bunnies nearly every year - this set is potentially the cutest ever!

6 babies. black with a little white, 2 white, grey and white, brown and white and black and white...
as cute as cute can possibly be!

And as silly as any baby ever is ... :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day Walk

Not looking too much like Christmas but it was lovely during the farm walk today.

We didn't stay out long but we all had fun.

Even though Thea had to wear her newly knit (by her Newfoundland Grandmother) sweater and Thea and Sally both wore their undershirts!

Gifts have just begun but already farm stuff - a great picnic knapsack, awesome magazines ... lucky us!
Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas Holiday!

Friday, December 23, 2011


two weeks of holidays - at the school house

Sam can't wait

planning lots of walks, reading by the fire and just chillaxing as the students say  expecting wooding, and working and entertaining  too!

dinner tonight - homemade dough and pizza
so looking forward to the battery recharge

Monday, December 5, 2011

Another lovely weekend ...

 Walking the dogs
 Watching them play, run and roll.

 Sourcing trees for winter wooding projects.

 Admiring a beautiful old dead tree on the soon to be new land.

 One of the lovely views across the big field into Judy's field.

 One of the many piles of brush we've been working hard to pile as Big T clears the fence lines.

Put away the trailer for the winter - moved out 3 little mice, hoards of ladybugs and a buzzing collection of wasps too!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Random Pictures from Sunday

The squash garden tidied up, awaits winter.

I love the last few apples, hanging on to the trees

Enjoying the last Sunday of November and grateful that it is lovely out.

Love elephant ears any time of year.

Some of the garden, weed whacked, waiting for tilling

Sunday, November 27, 2011

no voice ... no problem ...

Planted another 80 cloves of garlic yesterday bringing this fall's total to 170 ...which I think should be a fine harvest for next year - I was able to only plant the biggest best heads this year so I'm excited for next year already! We have plenty of decent garlic left for winter too. Big T tilled the second bed for me which made planting a snap.

garlic bed one - the rail is down to mark the Korean and Schoolhouse garlic divide

All Schoolhouse garlic in the back bed this year

Dinner last night was delicious ... local chicken breasts baked and then finished with a little tomato sauce and Swiss cheese with our own squash and baked potatoes - YUM!

After I did the planting and before I started dinner I was bored but not breathing super well so I pulled up a YouTube video on casting on (a piece of knitting I couldn't recall ever doing). YouTube is awesome. I did a long tail cast on and started knitting and purling. Too much fun! Too smart given that I'd like to work on sustainable farming in the most humane, least animal destructive way ~which fibre does!  We'll see what the final product looks like, then I'll have to try more complex things - but a perfect winter thing to learn!

This is the site I used for the knitting help Very helpful!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

90 garlic cloves planted

one bed done - another to go

squash bed ready for winter hibernation

hundreds of crocus, tulips etc planted- just a few hyacinths left (thanks to Dad and Jean for such a smart birthday present!)

winter is certainly lurking around the shadows ....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

sharing 256 acres

to walk

to wood

to graze

to plan

to plant

to hay

to sing and dance together and be joyous

talk about gratitude ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

potatoes are dug

my most excellent supervisor

some bulbs are planted (still a few more to go though)

dogs are still curious about where the deer died but recalling off the site nicely

chickens are still happily clucking and laying eggs

My filming set up

got a little yard agility in too

found paths are so much fun

yup - that's a lake view peeking out from behind the tree

views every way you turn

we have been having a lovely fall here (fabulous for us given how insanely busy our work weeks are!)