February 16, 2013

our lovely bird~friends, how I love them so!

The trees outside our kitchen windows have become something of a winter bird sanctuary. I love feeding the birds when it's cold out. They are lovely to watch as they munch their suet all day long. A woodpecker has been coming to the chickadee feeder and sharing the treats and one afternoon when the suet had run out, he peep-peep-peeped into the window to let us know that we had better replace that suet cake, pronto! (:


February 15, 2013

We baked cupcakes for Valentine's day! (:

Jude licked the bowl.

Ollie licked the spoon.

Both of them helped!

Jude made this awesome flour happy face (:

We actually made these cupcakes the day before Valentine's day. On the 'actual' day, we ventured to Port Perry to visit with my parents (and my sister came too!) at their home while Jason taught his advanced painting class. I love this nice break in our week where we can head out early in the morning and drive while things are still peaceful and then spend 3+ hours with Mom and Dad. We all have so much fun, and as it is a rather condensed visit, it seems filled to the brim with goodness (: It's quite a jaunt ~~ 1 1/2 hours there and another 1 1/2 hours back, making sure to arrive home before dinnertime for the horses and goat!

February 7, 2013


Ollie loves to help gather firewood, and as we build the fire each morning in the woodstove he hands us pieces of kindling, one by one.

February 2, 2013

self portrait

My sister took this photo of me today. Very candid.
This is the spot where I sit all winter long.
My gratitude for the warmth of our fire goes beyond words.

February 1, 2013

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