A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Monday, May 31, 2010

poultry show and harmony

visited the owen sound poultry and pigeon club's show this weekend and saw some of the most interesting display of pampered feathered fowl..
huge roos

the judge took his job quite seriously

so lovely!

before I went to the show it was off to the dump and this wonderful gate always catches my eye...

oh I rescued a turtle crossing the road too ..but no time for a photo;-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

that's more like it..

Spring has finally arrived in earnest..yeaaa..My blackfly bites are evidence of this. We can all frolic out of doors andThe Boys(Hank and Winston) are more at ease with being with us -understanding we are treat sources ..my fear of them straying is lessened as they seem to find ample entertainment and fresh  grass to munch around the house.NonethelessI still keep one eye open ..and only let them out when I am around to monitor escapism or potential piggie mayhem.I completed the chicken wire surplus fencing on the smaller outdoor enclosure for mom and three chicks-hence blackfly bites..I cavalier -ly worked at dusk with capris and a t-shirt..silly me!
Taking two weekdays off was a blessing indeed..Time is precious -and lots to do around this property when the weather permits it..The sun is a tonic as  and  the colourful nature display cannot be missed for it's splendid and sudden growth spurt of blossoms and green

Monday, May 17, 2010

Beautiful days of rest ..and..

inside view of the barn..

a fancy wire hen

a primitive milking stool
something folkloric

Yesterday I took a little road trip to Walter's falls and Bognor area where I took in some captivating scenic hills and gorgeous vistas..my mission was to visit an art in the barn show-and lucky for me I found some treasures along the way..

classic laundry aid
a simple wicker bench for our entranceway

a- curl -up- in white vintage rocker

sometimes you get a little lucky :-)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

getting down to art journalling..

sometimes in between blasts of painting and sets of new conceptial works it feels blissful just to play

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Oh no..snow..(in May !!!)

Oh no..was a little worried about the mama hen and her little brood..but all is well on this Mother's day ..sigh

a good indoor day indeed!

Gus always has the right idea...

yesterday I pleasantly discovered that the old courthouse building has light once more (curtains from a folk society stage obscured light and made environment a bit creepy and dark)..so now i feel more at ease with my entrance to my studio..

so back to work...

Saturday, May 08, 2010

All in together girls...

Lots of action in the coop! Three new chicks born and cared for by mother hen Consuella..and the two new fancy hens have bonded with the flock..yes!

even Nala is ok with it all..