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Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Yesterday the sun came out and Mary was feeling better so off we went for a hike in the woods.

We have very little snow as you can see. Our chickens are happy in their coop and continue to give us 4 or 5 eggs a day.

Our pond is once again frozen over. Last week I watched a marten cross the ice with something firmly clutched in his jaws. He was too far away for me to identify his supper that night.

Out on our road Jim was busy filling in potholes and ruts, getting the surface ready for winter. We have sufficient road equipment among us to keep the road in decent shape thanks to our dedicated road crew.

Soon our road will be a white path allowing us access to the outside world. In the two winters we have been here we have never been unable to get to town when needed. 

Today it's sunny and -16*C. Time to go to town and get sewing supplies. No need for groceries, we have a freezer full of food that I'm sure will last us 3 months.

Safe travels everyone and thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. So happy you have your new computer up and running. Your road crew are impressive. We have also lost all our snow and ice. Now the lake froze last night with healthy ice, not laden with snow. Makes for much safer ice. Seems like we have been granted an extra bit of time to do some of those chores that got snowed under. We've had a rather sad few days. Lisa and Matt's lovable dog Paisley went missing. So for 2 nights we've fretted, worried and searched everywhere for her. Today our neighbour found her on an empty lot nearby. She must have suffered a heart attack. Lisa and Matt are away as Lisa is being sworn is a councillor. They will be home soon to learn the sad news. The only bit of relief is that we now know what happened and where she is.... The not knowing was the worst. I am wondering how Neil will accept this event. This will be his first taste of "death". One of life's sad lessons unfortunately.