Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Closet re-done

This closet in our bedroom was not made well
I'd hoped it would be made with sliding doors
the rod was in the part between the 2 door
you couldn't see very good what was in there

we had an Ikea closet that had door hinges falling apart
it has served us well
Rien and I re-used parts for the closet

used the doors as shelves 
and lowered the rod for hanging clothes

and the middle wall from the Ikea closet became the 
bottom shelve

I think we are going to like this a lot better
it's not perfect but it is a lot better

the bottom is re-used to keep boxes dry in the basement

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Sunday

Eating eggs at the Dekker's

I ate 2 fried, 2 boiled and 1 devilled egg
the winner ate 9

the white is ice from the freezing rain
it was a beautiful day up to 16C

the maple sap doesn't have much taste yet

Down by the river

getting muddy

Sherif digging for rocks and Alinda threatening to get the girls wet

Saturday, March 26, 2016

More Freezing Rain

a thick layer of ice 

this was the beginning

Then we got more and branches started to break
fortunately overnight ice fell off the trees
made a lot of noise on the roof

the road grader came by to push trees and branches off the road

Moorefield was hit pretty hard

it was only in certain areas that the ice had fallen overnight
we had 1 degree higher then Drayton overnight,
that made all the difference

the power came back at noon but was flickering quite a bit
likely when the ice fell off the lines and the lines were bouncing

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

For to us a child is born
to us a son is given
and the government will be on His shoulders
and He will be called
Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God
Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace

It was such a good morning

Readings from Isaiah and the gospels
the 4 names nailed to the cross

Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God
Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace

The rocks from last year were at the foot of the cross

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Freezing Rain

There is a layer of ice again

the trees look unhappy and we have lots of branches to pick up

no sun today to take prettier pictures

the ice came on a layer of mud, 
so even in the yard you step through the ice
not as slippery as it could be

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Walk around the farm

last bit of snow

puddle only disappears in the summer

grass will get greener soon

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mount Nemo

We have had a gorgeous weekend

The girls couldn't go hiking, so I went by myself

took my bike along to mount Nemo, biked 5 km

hiked only about 8 km but had a late start

was still home at 1.30 and back at 6
You have a nice view of Toronto at Mount Nemo

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Craft Day

we had a craft day
first wrap torch in moss and put oasis in top

everyone had a bouquet of flowers to work with

purple or white/yellow

Marian was our instructor

they looked very nice

this one is from Marian

with a little detail

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tundra Swans

The swans seem to like particular fields

and this one doesn't even have standing water

and it has lots of them

coming and going, all talking to each other

We think they are Tundra swans,
only because Trumpeter swans are more rare,
they kind of look like each other