Monday, August 29, 2016


Hello dear friends, I recently purchased a new camera and have been having fun playing with it.  My previous photos were all taken with a popular brand of camera which was very easy to use but rather....umm-delicate! After being replaced once and then repaired twice I decided that if it malfunctioned again I would get something different and now I am the proud owner of a Canon Rebel.  I ordered it with a zoom and wide angle lens and this will keep me busy for a while.  As my skills develop I will be able to order more accessories so be prepared for more and better photos!

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my birthday week and have enjoyed a very long lasting bouquet of pink and red roses.  I hope you enjoy them.

Wishing everyone a lovely week.

~thank you for visiting~

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Early Morning

Hello dear friends, after what has been a very hot and dry summer at the farm we have finally had some much needed rain.  The moisture in the ground combined with a couple of relatively cool nights have made for some delightfully misty mornings.

The mist over one of our hayfields.

The sun is just starting to come up.

Gardens next to the house.

Rays of sun coming through the ash trees at farm lane.

I hope you enjoyed this quick morning stroll!

~thank you for visiting~

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday Afternoon

Hello dear friends, after what seems like weeks of oppressive heat and drought we have finally had some rain...about 80 mm in the last week which is more than we have had here at the farm all summer.  In a few short days the lawns have gone from crunchy and yellow to lush and green.  For the first time in weeks we will need to have the grass mowed!

There seems to be a little whiff of fall in the air.  The apples are starting to change colour and this morning the air is crisp and cool.

Thank you Greta for these beautiful roses.

 And thank you Yvonne for this lovely notebook!

I have a new camera and was anxious to start playing with it.

Our dear old Drakk relaxing on the veranda and supervising a work project.  Weekends are far too short, don't you think?

~Thank you for visiting~

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Heat Wave!

Hello dear friends, here at the farm we do tend to obsess about the weather!  We are in the grips of yet another heat wave with humidex values well into the 40s.  The drought conditions continue and even though some areas have received localized heavy rains we have had less than 40 mm of rain here since the beginning of July.

Just for the record this is Celsius, not Fahrenheit!  The is also in the shade. :(

This is part of crab apple grove.  Although the trees have been holding on there is no hope for this pasture to recover.  We will need to reseed it next year and hope for rain!

This is part of the pasture that our sheep graze across the road from our farm.  The land is parched.

The thistle on the other hand is quite content!

Fortunately we have many shady areas on the farm that provide our sheep with relief from the heat and they always have access to the barn which is cool and dark.

The weather forecast is calling for much needed rain over the next couple of days so we are hoping that the rain clouds are squarely focused on our farm and will give us a good drenching!

~thank you for visiting~