Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Happy New Year!


We didn't even need the peanut butter!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

uninvited guests

With the warmer weather we had a family of mice move in. They kept eating my peanut butter and not getting trapped.
So I changed traps. We were already successful once.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Water and Wind

After 3 snowstorms we got warm 11C weather, so lots of water The wind was playing with calf hutches near Drayton
In our area hydro problems and tiles flew from the roofs
We had water in the basement but it just runs out again.
for some it's even a struggle to get home.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

opossum again

The opossum was now at the front door in the grape vine

You are not moving in buddy!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Trish & Jay

Mid summer we hope to meet the little one

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jesus' birthday celebration

This is the one song a year that people who know the Dutch language a little (klein beetje) sing in Dutch because it sings easier. All others sing English and this mix of languages makes a "joyful noise"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Not dreaming

We don't have to dream of a white Christmas anymore. It is white, coast to coast. The last time that happened was 1971

Clean up after the 3rd snowstorm in a week

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

After the storm

This time there was quite a bit of snow but the wind had been favourable for our yard
Still, It took the better part of the morning.
It is not an easy job to learn

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Carol

The weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful

And since we've no place to go

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Every knee shall bow

An invitation to worship at the manger

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tree decorating

Every year we use our favorites like this one from Story-Hour.

Friday, December 19, 2008

First snow day

The last day of school became a snow day.
The wind whipped up the snow in drifts.

But overal there wasn't that much new snow.

Stock-yard bound

3 cows left in the morning for St-Jacobs We are filling our quota Peter came to get milk samples and weights

Thursday, December 18, 2008

School Christmas concert

It started with th "Huron carol" on the recorder

These 2 elves were great!
The singing was wel directed. The kids started together and it sounded pretty good!
Silent night was sung and acted out with white gloves and blue light.
very creative but hard to capture on picture.
We also had the Reindeer pockey (hockey pockey) that was a big hit and Mrs. C's class had obviously put a lot of work in it.
Not once did I look on my watch to see if it was almost over.


Coffee-Break Brunch

We played a game. Guess what is in the bag.
These are some of the items we had to guess

We had fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas tree

We set up the tree and put lights in it. Marc wants to decorate it with Olga and she is coming home this weekend.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Extreme temperatures

With lots of wind and high temperatures of 8C the lawn started to reappear.
The snow melted so fast that there was water in the fields.
Later in the day it went to -10C again.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Thursday on our way to the farmers market we saw these horses contrasting beautiful against the white snow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dinner & Games

Les Amis and Friends

Put a little unknown fact about your life (that you don't mind sharing) on a piece of paper

collect the papers and distribute again. Try to find the person that matches the fact.
It was great fun!