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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Holding on to Spring.

 We are right in the middle of 'fools spring'  as they say. You know, when we think we are ok to bring items out from the potting shed as the sun is warm and strong. And then you listen to tomorrow's weather report...colder, wet and a chance of snow. Ugh!







Ok...back in the shed things go for another week.

But that one day of +20c in glorious sun was so needed and appreciated. It was fun to get the shed cleaned up and potted plants and bulbs placed on the table.  

I'm really enjoying all the birds that have returned and today the first red-winged black bird appeared at the feeder. The lawn was covered with hungry robins after the rain fell and the geese fly above at all hours of the day and night. The chickadees are chasing each other from tree to tree and do loop-di-loops in the air.


I have cleaned up the woodlot as best I can at this time of year; gathering branches, washing off the chair and bench and returning rocks to their original places. 

During the one hot day I noticed the naughty fairies setting up camp under the biggest maple and thought "It's time to warn the grands as they love to steal tiny, shiny things. :-)



Easter preparations are underway as we will host the egg hunt again this year. And Peter Rabbit keeps showing up to let us know he will be on the job. Peter...a little brown bunny with a puffy white tail.





Wilson hopes you will pop on back to see the smiling faces on the grands as they hunt down those magical, colourful, well-hidden Easter eggs next week.

                                                                  After dinner wash-up.

I hope everyone is well. Take care and be kind.

Deb




Monday, March 15, 2021

Spring is finally showing up

 



Cora is watching the spring birds fly in.

And Peter Rabbit keeps scurrying by me in the woodlot
thinking I don't see him.😊
                                                    (the woodlot is still covered in snow)

I think he wants to stay hidden until the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will be a go this year for the grands.

I love his handsome white tail.


Spring birds are arriving daily and the bird song is so welcomed here. 
A flock of twenty starlings arrived last week.

It's been so quiet all winter except for the blue jays squawking and bullying the others.
This downy has been here all winter and will stay for the summer.


And look at the peaceful mourning doves enjoying my potting shed roof. :-)


We are expecting a week of sun so I expect all the snow will leave by the beginning of April. Just in time for Easter. (fingers crossed)
I've been going through seed packets and buying bulbs to plant as soon as the frost is gone.


This photo below was taken one week ago. We have less snow now and 
patches of grass are showing up.


This fella loves the snow. This is Bentley our new grand dog visiting again with the family.
I picked him up for a kiss because soon I won't be able to do that. He is already 25 lbs. and will be much bigger the next time he's out at Easter.


My oldest grand-daughter is training him.💗


Wilson can't be outdone by Cora so here he is sunning himself on this gorgeous day.


And for you... some spring tulips.💜

I wish you all a peaceful evening.

be kind, Deb



Friday, February 26, 2021

"Hello" if you are still there...

 We are still in the grips of 'ol man winter.

And I am so done with it.


But I do have some photos to share of our Life at Fox Grove.


We've had to make paths
just to get around here.


Ugh!


And even though it is spring in my kitchen

(Thank God for tulips)

we have a long way to go yet.
First off, meet our new grand pup, Bentley.
My son and his family adopted him just after Christmas and he is a going concern. lol
He was out to meet us last week when our lockdown was finally lifted.
Golden Retriever, Bentley
with our youngest granddaughter.





Of course our cats aren't impressed.

                                                             "Get that thing out of here"


Poor Wilson.


My violets know it's a good time to bloom and lift us out of this winter fog.
And here's Cora looking better :-)

                                                                                "Hi folks"

I hope you had a nice Valentine weekend and were able to spend it with a loved friend or family member.

I showed a bit of love for our birds, too.



And our bunny, Peter, too.


Oh, I can't forget this group of redpolls.
We have had hundreds of them this winter.

Cora loves to bird-watch from our breezeway. She is holding on to her favorite toy, a 1cent Christmas bow. So much for the $300 worth of cat toys lying around. Do you like the wide window sills the retired-guy made for them?
 
And look at these three chickadees all set for our winter weather. Aren't they the cutest?
They flew in all the way from North Carolina at Christmas. :-)
Thank you to my friend from Henny Penny Lane for this adorable gift.
Do you know Henny? Please drop over and see what goes on at her little farm. You will love her and all her sweet animals.
@hennypennylane


And a cute little cat creamer came along, too.
You are so thoughtful, Henny.

Time for tea.

Well, that's it for today.
It's so easy to lose your blogging mojo when all it does is snow and you are under a lockdown.
But, Spring is around the corner so they say.
You just have to stand on top of a snowbank and look.

Take care and be kind,
Deb

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

 Before this week gets away on me I want to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year.

This year will be one like no other as we recuperate from such a dreadful 2020.

Here are a few photos from this Christmas at Fox Grove. We only saw a third of our family on Christmas day and missed the others so much but we made the best of it.

As usual, Santa was good to all of us. :-)







I have enjoyed reading your blogs throughout this difficult year. And instagram has been such fun to follow along as the decorating for Christmas went on.


I hope this year brings us all much comfort and peace.


Our grands came out to run laps around the property. They always have so much fun together.
My most fun project of 2020...my garden shed. :-)
in the woodlot

Flo's house. (she's in her winter den now) I keep an insulated box inside the OH just in case it's needed by some small critter.

We look forward to spring to finish our wrap-around porch. It's been a loooooong project.

Thanks for dropping by.




"Happy New Year"



God bless,

Deb, the retired guy, Wilson and Cora. And Ernie & Flo say hi from their winter dens.

xoxo