Friday, April 26, 2019

Our little Annie.

Our Annie has gone through major surgery again to remove a malignant tumor;
much like she did two years ago.
The surgeon is very hopeful that it will not re-occur.
I am staying by her for the next few days in hopes that she has an easy recovery 
from this ordeal.
So far she is moving around, eating and getting lots of rest.
She sees the surgeon again on Monday.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

I will be back to share our Easter photos
(although I'm sure you are all done with that )
of the egg hunt in our woodlot.
It was so much fun and the day was perfect. :-)

Thank you in advance,

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Easter

We are preparing for Easter and it's been pouring rain all day.

The good side of it is that all the snow is gone, the grass is showing (what there is of it out here) and all my spring flowers are up. 
But there is lots of mud as we have not seeded much of the lot yet. I tell anyone who visits to wear their wellies. :-)

Watching to see what birds find our bird houses adequate is quite exciting. Already the tree swallows are back and checking out the blue bird houses. Last year we had a sweet family of them live in one  and a house wren and her family as their neighbours.

And the chipmunks are our comic relief.

We had to postpone our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the woodlot until Monday as it will rain right up to Easter day this year.  I'm so looking forward to having all the family, which include five excited grands, out for the day. And I'll be checking to see if the Easter Bunny arrived and hid lots of chocolate-filled eggs amongst the maples.
I've posted lots of signs for him and raked a path to invite him in. I planted pansies; swept around the outhouse, picked up scattered branches and twigs and added a new feeding station with seeds and peanuts next to the stone bench. I know, I know...I will leave him some carrots.
The chipmunks are nesting in the twig piles and I've made friends with a special one. There is no sign of Simon yet. I'm still hoping.

Annie and Wilson say "howdy".
Easter decor is bringing out the best in someone. After the tree flew through the air a few times I kept introducing him to it again and again and now he has become totally bored with it.
Sometimes you can actually outwit him. :-b

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year.

"Happy Easter, everyone."


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Spring is showing her face.

We are still waiting for our snow to leave here. It's taking it's time but the weather this weekend is doing some damage. We are having temperatures up in the teens and sun; glorious sun.

I have been back in the woodlot picking up branches, checking the trees and looking for any signs of spring. There are many. :)

The snow is only a few inches deep now. Only weeks ago I needed snowshoes.

The snow is piled up along the stone wall but throughout the paths it is melting. It's wonderful. 
I have met one of last years chipmunks and she spent much of her time watching me work.
Of course she was rewarded.
Imagine looking this cute while eating lunch.

Painting is still going on at the house. Poor Wilson has been hell bent on helping and I see now he is finally exhausted.

I had to step in and remove a broom that he was munching on; something on it held his interest and I also had to remove him from the top of the cupboards in the new kitchen. It was a piece of cake to get up there, I guess, but to get down was another story. 

The sun pours into the main room throughout the day. When the retired-guy stops for coffee Wilson grabs a few minutes in a sun-puddle to re-charge.

I'll just say I'm glad we aren't paying him by the hour.

The sun is so warm now.

I'm getting ready for Easter. We have the annual egg hunt in the woodlot scheduled so I hope we lose the snow. It won't be the first time if not. The grandittles don't care. It's all such fun for them but it can't be easy for the Easter bunny to hide the eggs in melting snow. :-(

"Happy Sunday" to all.

be kind, Deb