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!
September 15, 2011
New piggy pictures and my drysink redo :)
hmm, what can we find in here? What are you looking at? Meet Petunia and Petals....oops, just discovered it's Porky, lol :D
Good morning!! The sun is shining, it's a little cool today, fall is definitley on it's way. Before we know it, it will be time to start up the woodstove to stay cozy warm at night. Which reminds me that I need to cleanup the woodstove room and paint it before we start using the woodstove. So much to do and not enough time! Today is the first day this week that I am on my own, My daughter Alexis was sick on Monday with a sore throat and swollen glands, and it wasn't Kaedyn's day to go to school, than Tuesday Rhys was home sick, than yesterday Alexis mussed the bus and I had a flat tire and couldn't drive her school, so I had 3 kids home...and I got nothing done, lol. Today, I don't know what I am going to do, putter around and clean and maybe try some crafting, or just sit outside and enjoy the animals and sunshine :) As you can see, my husband completed the pigpen last night so we tested it out this morning and the piggies love it! They are already trying to dig in the dirt around where the post were put in, lol, so I have to keep a close eye on them. I need to get myself a pair of farmers coveralls because every time I go in to feed them, they come running at me and get me with their dirty noses and my clothes don't look so great, lol. I love having the pigs, they are like dogs, coming up for a pet and following me wherever I go in the pen. I don't know how it will be when they get up to 250 lbs though, it could be interesting to say the least. Well, I thought I would pop in and say hello and hope you are having a lovely Thursday! I will be on later tonight when it's quiet to check in on 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!!