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!

March 19, 2012

Is it spring yet??

Good morning!  The sun is shining and the birds are singing, my rooster is crowing VERY loudly...nothing like getting up before the sun is up to get the dogs out to the bathroom and hearing my silly chicken waking up and all the birds chirping away!  The weather has been amazing! Yesterday at 5 PM while I was bbq'g I went up to the barn to look at the thermometer and it was reading 70 degrees!!  In a way it was almost a tad humid out. I will not complain, didn't need to start the woodstove and we were sweating under all our blankets, lol. I have temporarily put our winter coats,snowpants, hats and mitts away, but not too far away because you just never know when the weather could throw us a curveball!!
It's been busy around our home, hubby was building a wood contraption to put on the trailer so we can take the pigs to the butcher...it may not look pretty but it is solid and I hinted that it will be good for when we bring home any more farm animals to add to our family...maybe a goat or 2, or a few sheep or even a small calf or perhaps an alpaca:)  Okay, I have to do ALOT of hinting or nagging if I want to get any of these critters and we need to build some fenced in areas to put them , but I can dream for awhile. 
We are also getting ready to make a new cement porch and walkway so that we can build a covered porch on the front of the house! Whoohoo!! Got the cement gravel delivered on Thursday and hubs has to build the frame too keep the cement in and level, but I am so excited! My father inlaw will be coming to help, he is good a building things :)

Okay, so I have always wondered how Betty, a fellow blogger, has the most delicious coffees on for her visitors :)  I think I may know now, lol. Saturday I splurged and bought one of those Mr. Coffee Keurig machines that brews the different flavored coffees and teas in those k-cups...I went to a warehouse in Bowmanville yesterday to buy some flavored beverages and low and behold, I saw all the flavors that Betty has mentioned!! I could have spent the whole day there deciding on what to get, lol.  So I mixed and matched and will be back there this week to get more...hubby likes having a good coffee in the morning before work and it brews so fast :)  One flavor I won't buy again is the MUDSLIDE!! It tasted..well..like...DIRT, lol.  Don't ask me how I know what dirt tastes like :)

Well, I think i had better get off of here and get the laundry hung outside before it rains, and I have plenty of housecleaning to do now that March break is over and the kids are back in school.

Have a wonderful spring Monday everyone!!

Hugs and blessings, Trish


  1. Morning Trish ! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.Hint,nag ,beg whatever takes to get those lovely critters.LOL! We have been having lovely weather too,supposed to be in the mid 80's today.Have a good one friend,Jen

  2. I love your dream of adding animals to your farm. If I were younger I would have a bunch. Alas, I am afraid of feathers so no fowl. I did have a goat and loved him. He was so funny. Glad you got a Kuerig. My daughter in law keeps telling me I need one, because I love coffee, but I have a bunn. I am going to go to get to go to Toronto this fall. Haven't been to Canada in years. Have a great day