Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Wow how time has flown by........ So much to tell you. Next post will be arriving soon :)

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Good news on the Buma front. His owners came to collect him on the Tuesday. They were all pleased to be reunited. We have had him visit a couple of time since which is always a pleasant surprise.

Today I have spent the morning painting my signposts with chalkboard paint for our up and coming wedding, which is getting closer and closer every day. Ian parents arrive in 23 days so this weekend we plan on tidying up the house. washing the carpets and wiping down all the walls etc. Luckily Walmart have a sale on some household items so tomorrow will be spent buying new pillows etc. I have had my eye on a nice glass cake stand which I can't wait to pick up. It will look awesome as a center piece on my dining room table.

The garden is producing lovely flowers however the grass is beginning to take over, so a few hours in the garden is a must.

My mind has also got me thinking about making crafts that I could sell. I am leaning towards making my body scrubs and some felted soap which I could make over the winter and sell next year at the farmers market.

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's a dogs life

Two days ago we had a visitor, a young border collie unfortunately with no name. He made himself comfortable sitting on the patio looking all content and to be honest has not really moved since ... well a quick run round the garden every so often.

It is quite unusual for a dog to turn up as we do not live in a populated area so we have no idea how he arrived here. He is definitely an outside dog and he is very well behaved.  We have put a shout out on the radio and have also contacted the SPCA so hopefully this lovely dog can be reunited with his family who must be missing him so much.

I hope he does find his family... Our home is beginning to feel like a rescue center. We have two dogs, one which we adopted, a cat that we took in and a sheep that came with the purchase of our home. We have temporarily called our new visitor Bumar. We hope he enjoys his little visit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring is here

What a lovely long weekend. The sun has been out all weekend with temperatures reaching 28 degrees. We have spent most of the weekend outside gardening and spending time with friends. Saturday was spent nurturing my vegetables. The lettuces are coming on well as are my peas. Even the potatoes are beginning to show progress.

Sunday was spent enjoying times with our friends. Lunch at the Cariboo followed by an afternoon of drinking and roasting wieners in the garden.

Yesterday was a day of hard work but fun non the less. We cleared out the meadow and made a new sign for our house The evening was spent relaxing in the garden sipping on coolers and watching the humming birds enjoy the homemade pancake syrup.

Maybe today I'll cut the lawn and transplant some more seedlings. Life is good!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Odds and Sods

I love making things from scratch. I am beginning to get two nicknames 'Susie homemaker' and 'Martha'. I love the fact that homemade thing are much cheaper and taste way much better than the processed grocery and mass produced items. I would love to open a little craft stall selling all my wares.

Here is a list of items I would sell,

Body Polish
Facial Scrub
Foot Scrub

Hemp Scourers
Dish clothes

Dog Biscuits
Dog Toys

Cookies in a jar


Maybe one day it might come off. My store would be odds and sods :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pot Luck

Every so often at work we have a pot luck night. I decided that I would make breakfast for everyone as I am inundated with fresh eggs.  Wholemeal pancakes with molasses and cinnamon syrup are on the menu alongside scrambled eggs. Lets hope the guys like it. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Long May weekend

This morning was just perfect. The morning sun shone down showing how green and lush the garden was. Ducks were flying over head. The cockerels were crowing. The sheep was grazing on the long green shoots of fresh grass. The dogs were playing with their toys and I was pottering around make my pallet garden. Thats right a garden made from a pallet.

I shoveled some topsoil into the lined pallet before transplanting my broccoli and lettuce seeds. Im not sure if this is going to work but it is fun trying. Yesterday afternoon I transplanted my peas and radishes into our planter and left a nice wide space for my carrots which I think are to immature to transplant just yet. I do hope my vegetable gardens do well. It is the first real time that I have started to garden. My tomato plants have failed this year so I will be cheating and buying some from the local nursery which I can then grow in pots. I think next year I will start my seedlings in a make shift greenhouse. They have taken a long time to start sprouting and are still very small. The joys of living up North.

Wouldn't it be lovely to have a fresh bounty of vegetables at your door. Lets hope I have grown enough!!!!