A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December can be trying











I appreciate the stark beauty of it all..but the extra labour,layered clothing and tense driving are starting to take me over to the darker side. if I am not fretting about my own driving..I am angst-ing about my daughter's (who assures me she is capable but..)




I am on holdays now for a bit but recognise there are so many responsibilities that tug at me..I would like to shelter some reflective time..




for now the kitties in the Christmas tree make me both insanely frustrated..and hysterically jolly..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

my little patch of comfort














































With the cold air swirlimg outside..the weather inside is cozy..

Sunday, December 07, 2008

fun and follies..dancing through the snow
















Well..not exactly follies..we have had more snow this year since early November than a typical January..It presents a sterile beauty at our doorstep-I grumble and tense at the steering wheel ..and try to keep on top of the chickens comfort in their winterized coop ..I take giant steps through the snow to deliver heads of lettuce to the chooks ..and clean their water bowl in outside tap (trying vainly to keep my mittens from getting soaked)..with Savannah the Collielab extraordinaire trailing (she likes to assist with chicken husbandry)





The weather can change from one moment to the next-all weather prediction bets are off! Still..it's aweful pretty to take a walk after the road has been plowed on such neverending crunchy whiteness.it's still..and lovely