Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Busy Month

What a busy month. Two weddings to attend in heat like we have not seen in many years here in Ontario. Steady heat that is. Yes it does get warm..but in the evening it is supposed to cool down..not this year. Day after day of mid to high 30's plus humidity. Some people can handle it..I can't. Plain and simply can't. Finally it has broken and I am feeling much better.

One wedding down and another this coming weekend. The first wedding was outside and just gorgeous. A farm wedding that could not have been any better. The next wedding will be at a Golf Course and inside. From one end of the scale to the

Finally I have convince hubby to take a break from work and we are heading to visit friends in Florida. They have horses and it is a home away from home. They also have a Great Pryeneese so my life is complete when visiting We have been friend for many years so I can't wait to have an extended visit. I want to fly..and hubby wants to drive. I am not happy about the driving. He wants to take the Focus so it will be good on gas. OMG!!! short trips are fine in it..but that long a drive I am not a happy camper!!!!! I am hoping I can change his mind!! MEN!!! We are still in the planning stages on just when we will go but it will be this fall in Sept or Oct. Can't wait to have some free time with no schedule. My only trouble is I worry when I am not here to look after my animals..but I have also to learn to "let go"

It is hard to beleive but this is the end of another summer coming up as they used to say!! Once August hits parents are thinking ahead to kids going back to school. With the bad weather in May and June we have had a short summer so I hope August and September are good weather months for us.

I got my window toppers made and my pillow shams so at least I got something done. My Mariner's Compass quilt is ready to be quilted along with my laptop quilt. Things are gettng done slow but sure.

Enjoy this cooler weather.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunny Hay Days!! We are DONE!!!

Such a happy camper, the hay is in the barn. Done, finished complete!!! Now to enjoy the summer and not worry abouut hay for another year. We had a wonderful crew that made it so easy. What great workers. Hubby suffered the most with the dust with his allergies but the young just fine.

Another gorgeous warm day. I met the farrier early this morning to trim the little mini's. Put the big boys and the old pony in the barn with fans on. Everyone was happily snoozing when I I am sticking to a/c at the house and doing some sewing. Looks like we could get a thunderstorm at some point.

Enjoy the day!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Awesome Summer Days!!

This was the last day our field looked this way. Now it is cut and drying to get baled and put into the barn. No rain forcast in the next few days so we are happy about that.

This old farm had its day. The barn in the picture is now empty along with the house. So many stories and family times come from this farm. It is so sad to see it just sitting with no life to it. No family, no animals, no family excitment over looking after the land. Not to say the nice people that own it don't care..they do but it is not being used as an active farm supporting a famil like it was for so many years. How sad and that is the way it is all over our countries. The falling apart of the family farm is part of what has gone wrong with our countries. The owner of this farm was nice enough to let us take the hay off which was nice of him. This has nothing to do with him. A lot of it boils down to the price of the land and how much equipment costs..and just how HARD it is to work a farm. Breaks my heart to see the barn falling apart and the house in the shape it really should be taken down. Oh well I guess that is another thing we can not change..time marches on. In any case some of the story will continue int that the little yellow barn got its hay from these fields.

Have a great day everyone..don't forget the sunblock it is supposed to be a Finally we are into SUMMER!!!


Monday, July 4, 2011

July And Warm

What a busy weekend. So pleased I got my grocery shopping done earlier in the week. Living in a tourist area makes you plan ahead on holiday weekends. Only one quick trip was necessary over the weekend to town. Perfect!!! Some have taken today as a holiday as well. Can't say I blame them. The weather is just gorgeous.

Hubby and I spent some time working at the barn getting ready for the hay. Looks like it will be cut this week. The upstairs at the barn needed to be swept out and a few things moved around. I think we are ready. Also time to paint and spruce things up a little. I would love to spray the entire inside but I don't think that will happen this year. Some major fence repairs are needed so that will be done first. Bill and Max have managed to chew on some of the boards and now need to be replaced. I have put my old fashioned rememdy of Ivory Soap on the fence line that they like to mess with and that seems to have far. Worse than kids for getting into things.

I just love this picture. It is of Morgan our youngest granddaughter on the railway bridge in Fenelon Falls. She is looking out over our lake which is Cameron Lake. To the left of the picture on the other side of the lake is our Cameron Lake is part of the Trent Canal System which joins our lakes all the way up to Georgian Bay. I was lucky enough to grow up on this wonderful system and enjoyed boating every summer for most of my grade school years. This was the day of Graduation at the Public School..she has only one more year to go and then off to High School. Hard to believe her sister goes to High School this year. Wow!!

Hope the weather is as fine in your area as it is here..enjoy!!!