Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Country Living.

People often ask me why I live in the country. I think this photo with Greedy probably explains it better than I can. :)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Itsy bitsy spider

This young cross-orbweaver female is probably as fed-up with me as I am of her. She has decided to build her web right across the stable door opening, and I keep forgetting she is there. So for the past days I have ended up with cobwebs in my hair and she's had to rebuild and rebuild the web. My husband thought he would reward her efforts and patience with his wife by taking her photo:

She is a pretty girl. Not as pretty as her older sister which I snapped a photo of last summer, though, but cross-orbweavers take 2 years to reach full maturity, so she has plenty of time to grow into this:

(photos are copyrighted)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

A Nightly Visitor

I found this little guy while taking out our dog, Lia, and feeding the farm cats for the night. Unfortunately we had the panorama lens on the camera, and by the time my squeals of "Look how cute!" had woken my poor husband from his nap in front of the TV, our tiny visitor was starting to get impatient, so we quickly snapped this less than stellar photo before releasing him in the garden.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

Made a crumble the other day with the season's last strawberries and rhubarns, straight from our garden.

Look at the colour of these rhubarbs. I could have worn them. :)

Strawberries and rhubarbs in a greased pie pan, with an egg from our hen, Elora, by the side:

Sprinkle with sticky brown sugar:

Cover with Elora's egg, sugar, coconut, flour, butter, and baking powder mix:

...and bake:

It looks a bit messy, but it was delicious served with vanilla ice cream.

Today's visual journal post:

Thursday, 4 August 2011


I am so happy you dropped by. :)

I have to admit that I have looked forward to this day with some trepidation. I am really excited to be here, but writing a first blog post is similar to meeting someone for the first time, only I cannot offer you tea and frosted carrot cake, or ask about you to get to know you. And fact is that I am more of a listener than a talker.

But have a seat, lean back and relax. This is a blog about art, writing, crafts, home-renovation projects, cooking, gardening...the slow-paced life, and the joy of creation.

Don't hesitate to say hi or share your thoughts or ideas in the comments! I would love to hear from you.

Oh! And today was another first. A friend and I agreed to start a visual journal. You can see my first entry below: