Friday, February 5, 2021


 And just like that, January is gone. We had a good dump of snow on the ground this morning, and then it has been raining all afternoon. Ahhh, winter in Nova Scotia. I haven't been plowed out yet, but I didn't really expect to be. (We did get plowed out around supper time.)

We are, like the rest of the world still on guard against the virus. Our province continues to do well, with 0 new cases one day and perhaps 1 the next. I think we have 10 or 11 active cases.

And just like that it's the next day, the sun is shining, I see blue sky, and a lot of the snow has disappeared. I made my way around the puddles in the driveway to take my green bin and recycling bags out to the road side .There is still lots of snow on the lawn and in the woods.

Ventured out for a walk to the mailbox. It's a little ways down the road. Our mailbox was lying in the snow, a victim of the snowplow or the heavy snow thrown against it. Needless to say the items in the mailbox were like wet rags. Sent a text to dear daughter #1, telling her of my problem, and she said she would have a look. Not a half hour later there she was, the jack of all trades to the rescue. She was able to put it back up, a temporary fix, and a new mailbox will be on the to get list. Fingers crossed that the fix will hold until Spring.

Lambing time has begun at Ironwood. I would love to get there before the lambs get too big. They grow so fast. One ewe had triplets, and another had a big single lamb that Daughter #2 had to give help to. I think the running total is 13, last I heard, and it is probably more by now.

I have taken very few pictures in the past few months, so I have nothing to share right now. I'll see what I can find.

So, I looked, and I really have nothing to show. I am really falling down on the job. If I was more active, and could take walks in the woods, or snow shoe in the orchard, I would have some neat photos to share, as my daughters do. I can just see it now, as I find myself lying in the snowbank, because my legs gave out. There I am, on my back, staring at the cloudy sky, getting wet and cold, and thinking that I would just lie there until my strength returned, or wait till spring, or.....never mind, it's a silly thought.

Since it has taken me 4 days to get this far, I think I will post this before Aslan, who is now lying beside the laptop, anxious to do something bad, looking at me with half closed lives, is purring away. Maybe I'll try and get a picture.......

                                                     And here he is, such a good little kitty

I have been working on this painting for
months. It's not finished yet. 

And this is it till next time.

Stay safe all.


  1. Good to hear from you again, Bonnie and I’m happy to see Aslan being such a help to you as you write! Take care of yourself ad stay safe.

  2. Good to hear that your province is doing so good with the virus. We are ok, but have been under orders to stay home as much as possible.It would be wonderful to see those baby lambs.

    1. I'm sure glad I live here. We are still doing the stay home, physical distancing, etc. though. If I get to the farm, I'll definitely have pictures to post.