Sight Seeing at Home

If you’re like me, you don’t often get around to taking in the “touristy” sights in your own hometown, thinking you’ll get around to it when you’re less busy, when there are fewer actual tourists, or when the weather cooperates. Stupidly, that’s how I felt about things like the 1000 year old cedar tree thatRead more

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I wasn’t looking forward to our planned trip to the pumpkin patch this year. The weather had been particularly cold and drizzly the day of our scheduled outing, but our group of homeschooling friends heads out there together every year and we certainly didn’t want to miss out. Besides, what would we do without pumpkinsRead more

Rainy Days

We seem to have reverted back to the rainy winter weather that we only managed to get rid of a few weeks ago, getting six continuous days of rain, something that’s apparently only happened here in July four times in recorded history (and there’s wet weather in the forecast for at least one more day).Read more

Is it summer yet?

It has been an incredibly wet June in this corner of the globe. We’ve had rain on 18 of the past 25 days, and I’m starting to worry about the welfare of my poor tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. It’s been downright cold in the evenings, getting down to around 10 degrees celcius (50 fahrenheit). TheyRead more

Spring Blossoms

We’ve had two gorgeous days in a row and the flowers are bustin’ out. The view down our street is one of my favorite things about this house, the cherry trees are amazing. The photo doesn’t show it very well, but when they planted the trees, they alternated dark pink blooming trees with light pinkRead more

Here it is!

We made our way to the property today for a meeting with the septic engineer, and it turns out we’re not going to get away with installing a basic septic (we have to have a more advanced waste treatment system put in). It wasn’t a huge surprise, but we were hoping to catch a breakRead more

Partly Cloudy

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. We’ve had a few things going on around here, but I hope to be back in action within the next few days.I just had to share this incredible photo that my daughter took from the back seat of the car today. Gorgeous!

Signs of Spring

It’s really hard to have the February blahs when the sun is shining. It’s even more difficult when you step outside and notice that there are flowers blooming! The crocuses are poking their heads out of the soil… …and the apricot tree is starting to bloom! There are clumps of nodding snow drops everywhere… …theRead more

Chai Spice

There’s been a lot of talk around the blogosphere lately about trying to avoid the February blahs. While I usually suffer from this seasonal affliction, I’ve been surprisingly chipper lately. Today was an exception though. The weather has been drizzly for the past few days and everyone here is fighting a cold; combine those twoRead more

Lucky Number 14

We got blasted by another wicked windstorm today, the fourteenth so far this winter (previously, we might have seen two during a normal winter). The kids and the dog had a ball running around in the wind, but the poor birds were battered. We drove past a local park during the storm’s peak, and thereRead more