William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

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!

July 29, 2011

More goodwill goodies...now where am I going to put them on my counter top??
My youngest son Kaedyn after a long fun filled day playing outside...check out that mischievious grin...little does he know it, it's bathtime!! lol
Some goodwill finds... and a curious kitty named Spyder Monster...don't ask about the name, lol
Rusty our new banty baby, not sure if it's a boy or a girl
Charlie our EE chicken and Martha our banty hen
My new crock from the weekend, didn't have one of those yet!
Finally got my plate rack done and up on the wall...had to do it myself, lol

Road Trip!
Well another week has whipped by! Last weekend on the spur of the moment we decide to go on a little road trip on Sunday so we loaded up the kids and off we went. We wound our way through many little towns within a 2 -3 hr radious from us. Many of which I had never heard of before...isn't that sad that we have lived out this way for 11 yrs and never travelled in that direction. Anyhow we started out on a whim and went through Port Perry( okay we've been there since we got married there, lol), and kept on going stopping at a few small and very cramped antique stores. Oh that was not fun with 4 kids who wanted to touch everything! Anyhow, we went through Blackwater, Sunderland, a few more towns that I cannot remember the names, than Beaverton where we wanted to stop near the beach but couldn't find a road that went there, lol, and than we drove back through Cannington and Lindsay ( been there many times!) and because it was nearing suppertime we decided to get a bucket of Mary Brown's Fried Chicken...yummy! Better than KFC and no gas for me, lol. So this weekend we decided to pack a cooler with lots of food( so we don't spend loads of money) and go for another drive...this time we are heading up to Burk's Falls, where my grandparents lived and although I was very young, I had many, many wonderful memories of there. Than we will tour around Huntsville ( there is a pioneer village there we'd like to take the kids to, and than Gravenhurst, and maybe Bracebridge( Santa's Village is there, I remember going there when I was a kid!). We want to do something fun for the kids since we haven't done anything yet this summer. And maybe scope out some campgrounds for next year and maybe, just maybe peek at some antique stores as well. It's a long weekend here and hubby has Monday off so we may even go somewhere on Sunday as well and the weather is supposed to be perfect! Oh and I almost forgot, a dear friend of mine was trying to get rid of some of her chickens because she had too many and I gleefully took some off her hands! So I have 6 more chickens, 1 bigger EE or Americauna, a 2 yr old banty hen and some little ones which I'm not sure what they are yet. Unfortunately that evening something got my handsome banty rooster Rocky...why oh why do I always lose a rooster right before I get more chickens? ... this happened last year when I brought home more birds too :(

So I wanted to stop by and say hello and hoping you all have a wonderful and safe weekend! I will take lots of pics of our road trip and post soon!

many hugs, Trish


  1. Nice GW finds...fun! Sounds like you had a nice getaway too!! I remember my boys getting all dirty after they would play outside all day, the bathwater would be brown :o) ~Kriss~

  2. That is a beautiful picture of your son! Frameable. I love doing what you have been doing. Espcially the packing the cooler and picning part. We did that so often when our kids were young. Happiest of memories. Have a fantastic week!

  3. Oh wow, Trish - you brought back some wonderful memories for me....When I grew up, we did not have money (or ability to leave the farm) for "vacations." But my dad would love to load us all in the car and go for long drives on back roads and just look at the scenery and sights. In my mind's eye, I can still remember some of the houses and roads and spots so vividly - only wish I could find them again (although I'm sure they don't look the same anymore!) And to think we've been here almost 25 years and there are roads and areas 10 minutes from here I haven't been to....A see a new goal lurking....Love your new finds - your bowl rack looks great! And your chickies are so sweet!! Sorry about Rocky tho... Have a wonderful week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin