Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dusty Miller

One Very Special Cat


He and his sister Tippy were born at the barn. 

Today is Dusty's Day

This is where he loves to spend his time. 
He can watch all the paddocks and keep track of who comes into HIS yard. 

As you can see this is a Stack Wall Barn. 
That is yet another post. 

Dusty has a love for my husband Rod. He loves me but he loves and adores hubby. 

This is a game he has made up when he and Rod are sitting in the barn having a visit. 

Dusty is not happy until the hat is up and finally
Today he was on my lap and constantly looking at my head as if ..hey lady where is your

What a sweet fella. 
Between he and his sister there are no mice so 
they do earn there keep. 

We do have several Barn Swollows nesting in the barn. 
I managed to get these pictures of the young ones. 
Every year they come back. We just love them. 
So sweet!!

The cats have killed one but that is it. 
Thank heavens. 
They flit and swoop around the barn and ever hit us..amazes me how there internal radar works. 

So it is not all about
Dusty and Tippy are a huge part of our barn life. 

Hot and Humid still here in Ontario..not pleased. 
Next week the kids go back to school and the temperatures are returning to normal. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Weather


Just plain unusual weather.
Not what we in Ontario would call normal. 

This storm was a week or so ago. 
Even Harry was impressed. 

Can you in the last picture see the water coming off the roof like a stream?


Harry and I watched together

He kept asking this ok Mom??
So far he is very calm about storms. 
More curious than anything else. 
Thank heavens!!

So here we are at the end of August.
I will be welcoming the nice fall weather. 
Enough of this hot humid weather. 

The paddocks are a mess. 
I just want things to dry out.

Enjoy the day!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Kawartha Spirit Boat Cruise From Fenelon Falls, Ontario

What a fantastic evening.

We left at 6:30 p.m. on the Kawartha Spirit for a 3 hour cruise.

 Leaving Fenelon Falls (below the locks) the boat followed the Trent Canal system out into Sturgeon Lake. This particular cruise also included a roast beef dinner. 
(very nice meal)

Check out the rock cuts going out into the lake. 
In spots it is over 70 ft. deep!!

As you go cottages appear with boat houses of all ages and design. 

Due to my eyes I did not wander to far from my area. My balance is way off on land never mind on a
my pictures are from the one side

The shore line starts to change as we get closer to the entrance to the lake.

Then out into Sturgeon Lake.

Have you noticed the clean water?
Isn't it wonderful!!

Another time I will put up some maps and explain part of the reason for this wonderful clean water. 

Cottages all along the shoreline but still not  as many  as some lakes. 


One of the older style boat houses. 
I wish the light had been little better but you get the idea. 

Again another time I will get some land pictures that show off the area. 

It has been years since Rod and I have had a chance to get out on this wonderful  breathtaking historic lake. It has so many stories. 

Now for the sad news. We were on the last dinner cruise the 

Kawartha Spirit 

will go on from Fenelon Falls. 

They are moving to another location. On a lake where they will not have to deal with the politics of the Trent Canal System. 

What a huge loss for our community .
We will follow them and go for a cruise with them from there new home. 

The owner and staff were wonderful. What a surprise to find I knew some of them. 

I wish them all well and I am SO Sorry to see them leave. 

I know a group was formed last winter to try and  keep the Kawartha Spirit here along with trying to stop some of the new policies. I thank those that worked so hard. 

So..for $50 each we had a fantastic evening. Check out what you can spend on junk food and tell me that is to expensive. 

We don't go out very often so this was a great break from our routine. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease -- Health & Wellness --

I hope everyone that comes to visit my blog will read this. The foods we find at the grocery store are your choice to pick out as to what you feed your family. It is time to really rethink your shopping trips.

Heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease -- Health & Wellness --