Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lake Effect snow

Bitter Cold

Lots of wind

more from the west, so more lake effect

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


the cold downdraft in the barn

But a new excellent cow,
She does look good
her name is Claire

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

waiting for the next storm

a bit m,ore snow

some drifts in the back

snow on the windows again, next storm starts nice to be inside

Monday, January 28, 2019


Wind from the East, lots of wind not to much snow

Before the storm

Rien is blowing snow before the storm
the morning light colours the snow

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Happy Birthday Rien

Happy Birthday Rien

The Shaffers took a D-tour to Norwich


Happy Birthday for sure

teaching the next generation about Dutch treats

Friday, January 25, 2019


we had a few snow days this week

first we had snow and later rain
pavement drives fine but gravel is slippery

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Walk indoors

It was cold on Monday

So I walked indoors
nice crisp air by the ice pad

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wolf Blood Moon

well it's not easy to take pictures of the moon

there was an eclipse Sunday evening

but you need a better camera to show the red

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My own Doodles

This old plan I kind of like

but we need to move the garage

a couple attempts later

maybe change the entrance?

this is plan number 12 or so
the top is where the road is
the screened in porch is on the side of the lane way

I'll likely still draw plant 13, 14....
But it helps you think

update, for plan 13 I changed the stairs

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sun Dogs

Sunday morning, Marc on the grader stopped to take this picture
He called it:
The Sundogs chasing the Cat

I missed the sundogs in the morning
the curtains were closed due to the cold

but they were back in the afternoon

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Getting inspiration at Quality Homes

Currently our plan is to build a custom home

but friends suggested to visit some prefab houses 
from Quality Homes

a good place to get some inspiration

and a feeling for how plans look in real life

some nice features in this first house

this house looks very friendly

I don't like the entry way

but love the natural light

this house is way to plain

nope, don't really like it

last one on the lot

this one is wheelchair accessible 

some things I like

I missed the porch that I later saw on the drawing

large bathroom
yes was a nice visit

Friday, January 18, 2019

Freezing Rain

we had freezing rain this week

the ice is still on

glad it wasn't more than this

still pretty

especially when the sun shines