Hello November!

Hello!

Yep I suck at blogging. Haha!

I forget I have one.

I feel like I don’t have much to say that is of any interest.

So thank you for having stuck around.

My inner world is changing just as the outer one is. Things are dying and falling away…hopefully to grow new and beautiful things.

Our world has become white and cold.

Hibernation is calling. My crochet and embroidery projects are calling from my project tote. My spinning wheel is crying for attention in its dusty corner.

Anxiety is trying of winter driving is trying to seep in the weak cracks in my inner self.

The snow is here to stay for a day or two at least. We have rain in the forecast, but that could change at any moment.

Winter is here.

❄D

The girls made a 7ft tall Snowlady yesterday. Today, November 2, she looks to be saying

“Hello?! What are you up too?”

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🍁🍂Thanksgiving🦃🍁

Monday, October 8th 2018 was Thanksgiving here in Canada.

Bill was able to come home from his Apprenticeship schooling for the long weekend.

We spent more of the weekend just hanging out and doing that what we normally do.

Bill had to study while he was home, as he had a exam on Tuesday when he got back to school.

On Saturday after doin town errands, I made a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Ham glazed with brown sugar and homegrown garlic. Roasted sweet potato, parsnip and carrots topped with sourcream and seasoning salt. Strawberry Spinach salad with berry vinagrette and slivered almonds.

I also made a non-traditional dessert as well.

Chocolate cup(bought on sale) filled with dark chocolate mousse and topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Sooooo, yummy!

Bill’s mom joined us for supper.

On Sunday, we went to his mom’s for a Thanksgiving BBQ! Bill’s stepbrother, sister-in-law and their young adult children came.

I love the non-traditional feeling. We are saving the traditional feast for Yule & Christmas.

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Thanksgiving is not the same here in Canada as in the USA. I have had to explain that to fb friends many times. It is not about celebrating one thing. For me, it is celebrating the final Harvest.

Most of the leaves have fallen from the Poplars, Willows and roses. The forest grasses, fireweed, and other foliage have turned all shades of red, brown and yellow.

The temperature doesn’t get up past 7c during the day. Fall is in its last throws…

🍁 Blessings

Orb Spider

Orb spider

Taken from Lone Pine – Bugs of British Columbia book

This spiders abdomen was approximately 1.5cm.

When I found it I thought it was a pebble. Thor(our puppy) had sniffed it and was about to pick it up, as he loves chewing on rocks. Ugh.

Anyways, I flipped it over. And realized it was a spider! Cue creepy crawlies. Lol

I scooped it onto a dried leaf and moved it to a safe spot under my Comfrey plant after I took these photos. 😊

🕷🕸Drisana

Leo

This is Leo.

Leo is a Lionhead cross.

Leo belongs to Miss Milena.

Leo has the most awesome hairdo I have ever laid my eyes on!

Leo is a Gentleman.

Leo loves to drag Milena around the yard by his lead.

Leo helped mend Milena’s broken heart after her Sunflower died at the age of 7.

🐇❤ Every bunny needs some bunny to love.

❤D

S…N…O…W

On Sept 15th we had 2inches of snow on the ground.

Thor wasn’t sure what the hell had happened overnight. He is only 4 and a half months old. Snow is absolutely odd to him. Lol!

He did figure out that it is fun to eat and play in.

0c at 7am and snow

3c at 3:30pm and raining.

The snow is gone, but the chill is still here. Today is the first day in 3days the sun has peeked out.

Off to clean up more in the yard.

🍂D

A day of colours🍁

September 18th 2018
2c
The fog is enveloping my little piece of the world.
The chickadees and Nuthatches are back in full force. 8 ducks whistled by overhead, while the purring of a couple cranes can be heard in the distance.

The foliage on the wild Gooseberry bush is turning a vibrant red and dark burgandy.

My blueberry bushes look like they are on fire.

I collected the last of the remaining rose hips in the yard. I cut them in half and removed the seeds and hairs then place them out to dry. These will be added to my winter cold teas.

The large Ash tree in my Ever Evolving Rock Garden has formed massive amounts of berries this year encouraging the little flitty birds to stop for a snack. The leaves on part of the tree have become orange and yellow.

The Saskatoon bushes are putting on a real show. I swear they are trying out shine the sun.

The deep freeze and snow on Friday night and Saturday sure sent fall into overdrive.

That is okay. We needed it. The fires are almost out and our well is slowly regenerating from this summers drought.

🍁D

A shift in the air

The air is growing colder and the sun rises later and in a different station in the sky.

The garden has gone to sleep over two weeks early and there is close to a centimetre of snow forecasted for tomorrow morning with a -7c temperature.

Mother Nature has decided to skip fall this year. Just as she skipped a proper summer.

She has her Fall Paint box out and has been transforming my world fast.

Ash Berries

Little Larch cone

Fireweed is vibrant

Saskatoon leaves are sunshine gold.

A couple of fires around us are contained. The biggest one Nadina/Verdun fire is unfortunately still burning in areas and many are still not able to go back home as the Evacuation Orders have not been lifted.

We are very thankful to have gotten our load of firewood brought to us this year. The forests are still closed to the public.

Bill leaves for school on Sunday. Without that wood we would be very poor and cold this winter. The price to heat this house with electricity is insane.

The girls started their home learning year quietly. I can’t believe we have made it to gr6 and gr 11.

We will hit learning hard next week once we have finished fall clean up and Bill is off and away for his learning adventure.

I haven’t done much in the way of canning this year, as we never got down south for fruit. I did have a lovely friend of Bill’s gift us a flat of organic Tomatoes🍅 and pears 🍐and some apples🍏🍎.

The apples will be eaten fresh and some will be dried. Though they are very crisp, they are more sauce type apples.

Anyways, I am off and away. Got to get supper prepped and a bit more cleanup done outside.

❤🙏Drisana