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August 21st, 2017



More canning - this time dill pickles and pickled beets.

♥︎Joanne

August 15th, 2017


Our oldest son built a forge from an old propane tank - it still needs the insulation (apparently asking for a Damascus steel kitchen knife is a bit premature).

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August 11th, 2017


We did some canning for the first time today - it worked so well, and was much easier than I had imagined (this is a cucumber relish).

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August 7th, 2017


There are horse drawn covered wagons in the distance.
Devil's Punch Bowl
Assiniboine River


This long weekend we went for a hike at Spirit Sands (a desert about two hours drive from home).

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August 4th,2017


We went for a quad ride today - saw mainly fields of canola and soybeans, but also this field of barley.

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July 26th, 2017


My favourite bike ride - just the sound of the birds, and the noise our bike tires make on the dirt.

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July 23rd, 2017


For the past 23 days there has been an annual spinning event happening on Ravelry, called the Tour de Fleece (like Tour de France, just a different kind of spinning), this is all the yarn that I spun - just over 3km of yarn!

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July 20th, 2017


Another garden snapshot - this time a metallic green beetle of some kind.

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July 17th, 2017


A hot day - that Grackle sat in the bird bath for quite a long time.

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July 11th, 2017


A bee was enjoying the Linden flowers.

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June 30th, 2017


This baby robin was so still hoping we wouldn't notice her/him, which we didn't when we first sat down right next to her/him - gave us a bit of a surprise.

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June 12th, 2017


The roses have started blooming. This one is a Morden Blush Rose, and just a couple of inches across.

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May 28th, 2017


It has been lovely to plant the garden this past week.

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May 27th, 2017


This tree was just buzzing this morning.

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May 18th, 2017


Hard to see, but there was a hawk eating a bird at the back of the yard on the log.

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May 14th, 2017


We went for a drive today and saw quite a few deer.

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May 8th, 2017


A much anticipated, and exciting new toy arrived today.
Our oldest son imported this little truck from Japan to fix up and sell.

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April 30th, 2017


Tiny frying pan for a tiny wood stove.
Our eldest son made this little wood stove out of an old propane tank last year, today he made a few adjustments to it and it works well now.

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April 27th, 2017


The last few stitching for the binding.

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April 25th, 2017


Hopefully the last snowfall until next winter.

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April 24th, 2017


I have a big sewing week planned for this week.

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April 22nd, 2017

Snow this morning, all melted by the end of the day.





Huge snowflakes




♥︎Joanne