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!
April 18, 2011
My first attempt at stitchery, lol. I did this free hand. My red bowl that I found at the Goodwill shop for $1.75, I know it's not a real redware bowl but I like it! And these are the burlap birds I made last week.
Well, I hope alot of you had better weather this weekend than we did! Saturday brought us torrential like rain that was COLD! And yesterday, it snowed **sigh**. When is Mother Nature going to bring us spring weather?? I didn't get these pics up last week like I said I would... story of my life, lol. I got busy getting our taxes done, running back and forth to the city to bring papers home for hubby to sign since by the time he gets off work, the place is closed. And than I had an issue with my oldest daughter who is 15, who decided on Thursday that she was not going to come home after school like she was suppose to and than she stayed the night and didn't let us know where she was :( Let me tell you, I was worried! Thankfully she went to school the next day ( yes I called the school to make sure :). Teenagers... that's all I got to say... Anyhow, I couldn't resist the pic of the calves in our barnyard, they will come right up to fence to see you but when you go to pet them, they run away. And of course a few of my ducks were following me. The pic of the chicken is of our banty rooster. I love his colors! Since we are getting some fertilized banty eggs, I think I am going to haul out the incubator and try hatching some. I missed hatching eggs last year. For those of you who have ever hatched eggs in an incubator, it's like being a mother all over again, lol. The waiting, and watching, and the candling to see if anything is growing inside. Even my kids get excited! Well, I guess I should go and eat, some of my chores are done, til tomorrow when I have to do them all over again :P Have a great Monday everyone!
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!!