Sunday, November 15, 2020

I'm getting my Christmas on.

 We have had fabulous weather for finishing up the outdoor cleanup from late summer and early fall. I'd say I've raked enough...just ask my back. Our leaves are loaded into wheelbarrows and taken to our compost. That's where I also leave scraps from the kitchen and always a little something for the night scavengers...raccoons and skunks and most likely stray cats.

Since we have had our Thanksgiving here in Canada (very, very strange)

it is time to look forward to Christmas and hope we can be with our family on that day.

The OH is decorated for Flo and a well-insulated box put inside the door for any little critter that may need a dry place to take refuge during the cold months.  I doubt Flo will mind as long as it's not David...the King of the Wild Frontier..


Outdoor wreaths are up and lights are there but will remain unlit 'til December. This morning we got hail, rain and snow. So it is a cold, wet Sunday; one to get some indoor projects done. 

These will be enjoyed with tea. :-)

Do you have a favorite tea? Mine is Yorkshire black tea. And now they have a Yorkshire Black Tea GOLD. good.

I continue to work with Cora and her dermatitis. She is looking better, feeling better but has a way to go.

If she could completely heal from this it would be a wonderful Christmas gift.


She loves to watch the birds and squirrels from the bedroom door that leads to the porch. It helps that I throw peanuts out there daily.

The birds are wonderful to watch through my kitchen window.😍

Look at this guy guarding the seed bell. Big toughy. lol

We are still working on our front porch. We are up against the weather now.

My china cupboard is decorated for winter. Just a few winter trees and a wreath to make the home more cheery.

I hope each and everyone of you are doing well. Please stay safe and healthy as we carry on adjusting our normal lives to this trying time. We each need to do our part.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.
be kind,

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Welcome November

 Fall has come and near gone and we are still working away on the house. We have some siding (board and batten) to finish and a porch to build before the snow falls. Luckily, we are to have milder weather next week and no snow in the forecast yet. We have gravel to spread, too, and I say "Hallelujah" No.more.mud.

I have lots of visiting to do on the blogs I follow as my time has been taken up with outdoor work and little Cora and her skin issues.

She has been diagnosed with miliary dermatitis and the cause is yet to be found.

But we trudge ahead, keeping her comfortable and trying different medications and creams.

And her side-kick, Wilson, is always by her side.

And when he's not by her side he is tracking the crow family that have adopted us.

Oh...almost got that one. lol

Did everyone enjoy Halloween this year?

We got to see all our grands at their homes, outside and social-distancing. And it didn't rain. :-)

Of course it's not the same but I was content just to see them in costume and get to enjoy the excitement on their faces.

Here is what I am reading at the moment.

It's a good book and I recommend it for a Christmas gift.

Maybe, just, maybe, if we all behave ourselves we can be together at Christmas. Right now it's looking a bit iffy.

I walked the property and made a fall bouquet for the table.

Pretty and inexpensive.

My favorite neighbour has arrived and at first sight of me he drops and rolls. haha

I wish I could do that but I'd never get up.

Big Fierce Tabby Boy
It was International Cat Day so David got a special treat.

David is the King of the Wild Frontier around here. He is out and about all day every day and visits us daily for a hug and a tummy rub.

I'm thinking Christmas now that our Thanksgiving is behind us.

I'll be putting the tree up early this year just to fuel me on. It's a little hard to get in the Christmas spirit when we don't know what lays ahead. Plus if Cora and Wilson bring it down I'll have time to put it up again. ;-)

I'm heading over to say hi and enjoy your blogs.

I wish you all a great start to a new month and let's hope there are better days ahead in many ways.

I need to get used to this new format.

be kind and stay safe,