Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Barn

Check out the work going on at the barn. A steel roof is wonderful but the angle of this roof has the water landing so close to the foundation..some work was needed. Well the equipment was enough to entertain the This is a stack wall barn. You can see from the pictures what an intereting building it is. It is concrete(cement) and cedar poles. Part of the wall was left open to show how it was made. The rest is all covered up with parging..not sure of the spelling of that one. Anyway the barn is getting older and some work has to be done. This is only the start of the work that will be happening over the next 6 months. I am more excited about the barn work than I would be over the house being worked Yes I know I am just a tad Hay going in the barn is also one of my thrill moments..odd I know but I love to see a barn full of hay and ready for the winter. Anyway here are some pictures of the work being started.

This morning when I let the little ones out .. oh my what is They were so funny. After prancing around they finally wandered out to pasture..but only after they checked EVERYTHING

Here is a close up of the Stack Wall. Interesting isn't it.

Off to the barn again..enjoy the day!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Appreciate Every Day

I have known for over 30 years that I could find myself suddenly blind. So of course after that long you tend to think you are one of the lucky ones and all will be ok. I have Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)One in 25,000 - 100,000 have it. If you want to google it it is an interesting read.
Well it has finally happened. I am blind in my left eye. I was hoping for the help of injections but unfortunately my eye is to damaged. Now to pray the right eye does not develope the same problems. When you live in the country driving is a must. I have to admit this has unsettled me. Just taking it one day at a time.

Sewing is an adjustment and also just plain walking. My depth of vision is all messed up. I have found that I need a lot more light to work. Sure hope my good eye adjusts soon so I don't hit the Will return with another post soon. Starting to get some Christmas decorations out so that is enough to cheer anyone up.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cute & Smart the Clyde's have been going to the same stalls in the barn for many years. On the other hand the mini's are new to us and the barn. It has amazed us how the big boys still wander into each others stalls, walk past there stall..have to turn get the drift. On the other hand..the little guys from the start always have gone to there stall..and the little girls the same. So go figure!!! I am not going to try and figure this all out but it sure puts the stupid pony comment to rest at our barn.
Again..the first day we let the little girls out in the field with the boys they had a ball. They raced after each other..and made up all sorts of games.The girls had never seen an electric fence and managed to pull it all down. Rod and I were not impressed..what a job putting it all back together. The little ones watched every move as we It was like they were thinking ...humm how did we make this mess..sorry!!!It has only happened once.

This is April..I call her snowball as a't she the cutest. She sure is ready for the cold weather.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Barn Cats & Sewing

Rubbermaid tubs..ya!!! just a few in the basement filled with fabric. I was down there today picking out fabric for a class tomorrow. We are making a Serged Table Runner. Should be fun to learn some new techniques. I was looking for Christmas themed fabric but that was not to be. Had some fabric left over from Rod's quilt and decided to use it. It's red so I guess it

It is going to be a busy week. On Wednesday I am heading with a friend to Cosco. Time to get moving on some Christmas presents and of course to pick up a few bulk items. The weather has been awesome so may as well do some travelling now before it turns nasty.

We got a load of sand for the barn. On the weekend we got it spread in and around the lad's leanto and around Gilly's paddock. They will be so nice and dry when the muddy times start again. We have not done it in a few years so it was really needed. The cats were watching every move. They are hilarious. I took this picture of JoeJoe a few weeks ago..position in life is JoeJoe came to us from a neighboring farm. He figured out we fed "real" cat food..and some wet food during the cold weather..ya!!..he is here to stay!!

Dusty is another one of our barn friends. Isn't he a sweety. His personality is just so loving. I wish I could have found him a forever home when he was a was not meant to be. Maybe that is ok..he seems to be one very happy cat. I am sure he would miss his hunting trips if he was taken to a home now. I am always finding some dead mice at the tack room door with him sprauled on the floor looking very

The kids are now living in there own home..and I have mixed feelings about that. Sure miss them..but oh my it is nice to have some quiet evenings. At least they are close so I can visit. I must be showing my age!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day

The attached YouTube video is of Ginny McIlmoyle, The song was written by a local writer and a production company saw Ginny perform it on a show in Warkworth Ontario and got everyone together to do this video. Please pass on to your email is a great song and video shot in Belleville at the Armories with footage from re-patriations at Trenton.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Back in the Sewing Room

I have finally been spending some time in my Sewing Room. What a great feeling. Everything is still all over the place with the kids still here but I don't With Christmas not that far away I sure have to get myself in gear. I am working on a few table runners and then have some garment bags to make for some riders in the family. I made some a few years ago and they were really useful for the kids on the show circuit. Then for myself I want to make new placemats for the season and probably some gift ones as well. Looks like I have enough to keep me busy for

The little girly mini horses are coming along really well. They have finally decided it is ok to have us maul Talk about sweet..omg!! Last Sunday hubby let the little girls out with the mini lads. Oh what fun they had. Naturally the camera was at the house..ugh!!

Back to my room..have a great day.