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 26, 2012
New Chickens and cold weather...
Well, here is one pic of a few new chickens that arrived today...White americauna and a white Silkie named Snowball. In the background is the rear of a black rooster, not sure but it looks like a large Polish and than you can barely see her, but an orange and black americauna. I willtry and get more pics up tomorrow if they sit still lol. All toll there are 4 roosters (meaning I have 5) and 10 hens not including the ones I already had. The darn birds refused to go into the coop tonight and hid in the old dog house so I had to wait until it was almost dark and get them one by one by the tail and pull them out to put them in the coop. It is quite funny to hear the crowing contest going on...hope the neighbors don't mind!
Saturday I went to an auction spur of the moment...was there for only 2 hrs as we had to go and get new shoes for Rhys to wear his leg braces in...hubby had gone to work for a few hrs in the morning and wasn't happy that I scooted out with the kids to of all places an auction lol. Oh well. I got a green wing back chair for $10 and a wash board with tin for the scrubber instead of glass or wood. Never seen one like it before :) Will also have to post pics of them too! Sunday was beautiful and sunny so hubby spent the day mixing cement and spreading it on the front porch and inserted the braces for the supports for the roof. Can't wait til it's all done than I will have something to sit under and enjoy having evening drinks in the summer :) Today was quite chilly again, nothing like last week. They are calling for freezing rain tomorrow, can you believe it? I guess we were getting spoiled last week :(So back to using the wood stove again for a bit but it's nice and cosy in here. I am off to bed now, my feet hurt so much I can hardly walk. Have a great night 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!!