Monday, November 28, 2011

Today's Message ... :-)

Detours, challenges, and crisis, Bill, are simply covers for miracles that had no other way of reaching you. 

It's all good,
    The Universe

Friday, November 25, 2011


And here are my helpers at chore time.  


P A Day Fun!

Well ... today was a P A Day for Anna ... and Tim's staff party ... so Grandpa and Pete got both Anna and Jamie for a 'sleep over'.  WOO HOO!

Our goal for today was to put up Christmas lights ... at the front of the house ...

... around back for the sheep and chickens to enjoy ...
... and up the side paddock for the cattle to enjoy.

I don't usually turn the lights on until December 1st ... but the excitement displayed by these two young helpers caused me to break with tradition ... for just this one night ... :-)

What an awesome day!  

Life is good!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today's Message From The Universe!

It's being alive, Bill, that makes you rich. 

So easy to forget,
    The Universe

Monday, November 21, 2011

Consecon Santa Claus Parade

Yesterday was the 30th annual Consecon Santa Claus Parade!  It is a really fun event and a good chance to get up close and personal with Santa.

Kerri was away for the weekend with friends, and Chris had the kids.  He decided to come and enjoy the parade.  We had a blast!

Will took a short minute to tell Santa what he wanted.  Both kids got a balloon creature and a chocolate Advent Calendar.  Sloane did not want to get too close to the jolly old elf, though.
Poor Sloane had a bit of a runny nose, but enjoyed the sun with her Dad.
Back at Grandpa's house, Will found fangs Grandpa had saved for him from Halloween ...
and Sloane enjoyed munching on candy canes.
Sloane really liked the chickens. 
 T-Bone was pretty curious about Sloane ...
 but Winka, who normally likes everyone, was unsure of  her.
It was an awesome day with pizza for lunch, and fajitas for supper.

Life is good!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pictures From Chris and Kerri ... :-)

These are my BEAUTIFUL grandchildren who live in Toronto ...
 Sloane Stearman ... 
 and Will Stearman.
Not only are they both beautiful and smart ... but just look at those smiles ... :-).

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A Day in Pictures!

Jamie was too sick to go to Day Care today, so he came to spend the day with Grandpa!  We had an AWESOME time and made pumkin muffins with Nutella, and a three flour bread.  We also spent a lot of time with animals.
Above are the LAST of my meat birds.  Most of these are for my family, but there may be 4 or 5 whole birds available for sale.  They are leaving here on Friday morning ... WOO HOO! 
 You can see how TRULY sick Jamie is!!
 He really should be in bed with a washcloth on his forehead.
BUT ... I DID tell Kate that his fever is STILL awful, so I am hoping for a call again tomorrow morning ... :-) 
 These are Cody's layers.  There are 30 sex link layers, 11 Rhode Island Reds, and five mixed from my birds.
He is getting 30 to 36 eggs a day. 
 If you want four or five dozen a week, let us know and we'll work out a deal for you ... ;-)
And this is our new dog, Magic.  She is a 12 year old Lab, and pretty well trained.  Her family has returned to the UK and she couldn't join them, so ... she will live out her days here.
She is settling in well and has already figured out which door to bark at to go in or out. 
Last night, she and Cody fell asleep on the couch watching tv.  I think that Magic may have found her perfect place to be ... :-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pictures From Carole's 2005 Power Point Presentation at the AGM

 ... white breeding group, January, 2002
 ... grey breeding group, January, 2002
 ... moorit breeding group, January, 2002
 ... some of my Dailley ewes, January, 2003
 ... older shot of the Dailley flock ... note the very dark katmoget lamb!
... S0555 ... the source of most of the spotting originally found in the North American flock.

Dailley Flock - From a 'Shopping' Visit During Winter 2003

These are not new pictures, but since the discussion continues as to what the original imported Shetlands looked like ... I thought I'd post pictures taken of the Dailley flock in mid February so they'd be in FULL fleece.  These sheep were housed in an open barn (three sided).
 ... the white breeding group
 ... one of the pale mioget ewes that I considered for purchase
 The grey breeding group
 ... another of the ewes I was considering

 .... Iris ... a wild mioget ewe lamb that followed me home that visit ... :-)

I LOVED Iris, but lost her recently.  These are pictures of her, and of what I'll be looking for when I visit in a couple of weeks ... :-)