A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Thursday, June 28, 2007

chicken not so little

I am overjoyed to report the addition of a new feathered charge to my world..She is a mama too ..due to hatch sometime this weekend. I adopted her from my chicken guru Bonnie ..a local woman who rears her flock of 40 some chickens with lots of respect and loving attention..They definitely come from free range heaven! It was her idea to try a broody hen rather than try to adopt a few smaller chicks..It is never long after an idea is hatched that I try to set wheels in motion! Well..this home has a lovely coop outside..and I have waited almost a year to fill it with life..I added some extra chicken wire for security-and we will have it wired/insulated for winter too..As I am on a two week holiday I felt it was a good time to supervise and introduce this beauty (and her babes)into our life (Here's hoping she doesn't hatch all roosters!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

septic peptic

I know it's a crummy header..but we just sank a small fortune into something we will not really love or appreciate..well aesthetically anyhow ! I guess we did need a new septic..as the possibilities of unpleasantness abound if we had ignored the overflow! chickens on my mind....
a view of the construction/excavation required yikes!
I stopped one morning on the way to my other work to capture this moment..listening to classical music..recognising my commute is pretty sweet another jaunty surprise in the garden
a weathered maple syrup pail purchased at a local lawn sale makes a lovely planter

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Grey ..Grey county morning

A grey Morning yet brimming with life..The little things can be heralded ..Nature keeps surprising me daily with new jaunty growth..Potatoes are coming along magnificently ..as are onions and tomatoes..The irises are in show off mode and a solitary poppy steals the show..

Monday, June 04, 2007

New Growth

floral splendour..at last! a little more cow..

Chester at ease..

Friday, June 01, 2007

Lovely June

Something in the June air makes me sigh and unravel all that muscle tension I have been holding on to since last November..Despite arrrival of mosquitoes and abundance of dandelions ( they have defeated my removal efforts..what do you do with 3 billion dandelions..except grow to accept them :-) ) My potatoes and onions are growing magnificently and tomatoes..staying erect and strong! Every night I walk down to the fence and pay a visit to the cows..they continue to keep me inspired..their large eyes ..mournful and steady with eyelashes to die for. last night I also spent a little time at the local auction..a feast for people watchers like myself..