William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!
March 11, 2011
Good Friday morning everyone!!
Let me first off begin with sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan and Hawaii and to my family and friends who live in the areas that are likely to be affected as it moves its way towards the west coast. Stay safe everyone!
I thought I would post today since I may not be back here for a week, it's March Break for my kids and well, you all know that goes...busy,busy,busy.
We've had a mixed bag of weather this week. Lots and lots of rain, than freezing rain, than snow. Just as things were starting to melt and I was seeing bits of green/brown grass, boom, it's covered in white stuff again. I remember last year at this time and my kids were outside playing in t-shirts and begging to wear shorts and I was working up my garden. I don't think that's going to happen this coming week. Yes, we are expecting more rain this weekend, the farm fields are flooded and our driveway isn't looking so nice. There's alot of flooding in basements down in our village of Kendal, happens every springtime and everyone is rushing out to buy the pumps to help get rid of the water. Thank goodness we live on a hill so we don't have that problem as the water runs away from the house.
I've been painting some of my wooden things that I picked a few weeks ago, and I made a candle with one of the glass jars that had the hinged lid on it ( water lily scented and it smells so nice), and I made a jar lamp out of the blue ball mason jar and even tea stained the little shade that is on it. I'm itching to get doing more things, lol.I made another mason jar candle with the honey suckle fragrance that I had leftover from last year, I love burning it, it makes me think of spring!
Speaking of spring, my chickens have started laying eggs again, yippee! There is nothing like the taste of farm fresh eggs and we can't wait to have a taste this weekend with our yummy bacon breakfast! Well, I hope you have all had a great week and have a wonderful weekend! Until next time, blessings, Trish
I am a stay at home mom of 5 children and I am married to my wonderful husband James for almost 9 years. We live on a 75 acre farm in the rolling hills of Kendal, Ontario which has been in my husband's family since the mid 1880's. Our house is over 150 yrs old and I love it! We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse,1 hamster, and numerous chickens and ducks. Life is never dull around here to say the least. I love antiques and the simpler way of life and I have a interest in Prim Decor which is slowly but surely taking over my home. I also dabble in candle making. soap making and prim crafts but I have alot to learn.
My motto is ;
I BELIEVE, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!, since our 9 yr old son was born with a rare genetic disorder called Hurlers Syndrome/ MPS1 in which he received a bone marrow transplant at the age of 11 months old to slow down the progression of his disease... during this time he was so ill that he was not expected to recover and come home with us... BUT HE DID!! And against all odds, he is still with us today :) So Believe That Miracles Can Happen!!