Category Archive for 'Family'

on the road

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Surprise! We’re on our way to Nova Scotia! Yes, indeed we are. And it’s just as much a surprise for us as it is for you. We really didn’t even think about going until…oh… around 4 p.m. yesterday, when I suddenly got this *idea* that maybe we should just toss our stuff in our little […]

raise the alarm!

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

I believe the average person’s reaction to seeing an Eastern Tent Caterpillar nest may be to become grossed out, or perhaps angry and determined to rip it down. I’ll admit that I experience some of that urge to rip down nests when I discover them in our apple trees. In that case, I generally cut […]

a special day

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Today is a special day for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s Don’s birthday. That’s a photo of us taken a very long time ago. That’s Frisky sitting beside Don. She was the dog that I grew up with. And yes, that’s me when my hair was slowly turning from blonde to brown. […]

eight years ago

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

In last Tuesday’s post about crayfish, I mentioned that I used to play with them and pretend they were horses back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. In the comments, Pablo asked, “But did you ever get a horse?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I did. But it wasn’t my first horse. […]

transfer of knowledge

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

This morning the temperature was -26C (-15F) with a strong northwest wind. With the windchill factor, it was -42C (-44F). I’ve been out for a couple of short walks so far today, but it’s a bit wicked when you get out into the field behind the barn. I’ll be very glad when we get into […]

new life for old photos

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Last week, I wrote a little about the photo restoration project that I’m currently working on. The photos are part of a collection of old family photo albums and other memorabilia. The above is a section of a photo of my mom’s mother (click on it for a larger view). I believe the photo was […]

porcupine quill box

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

A couple of days ago, I wrote about Porcupines here in eastern Ontario. This morning, while casting about for an idea for something to write about, I happened to look at the above quillwork box and thought how well it would relate to the Porcupine piece. The round box in these three photos was made […]