I had no plans to do the latest #Sundaystills prompt about weather. But I’ve spent the last 10 days being weathered and it gave me a concept.Continue reading “Weathered by the weather”
Category: 1918 Eatons’ House
The ongoing saga of the 1918 Eaton’s Eager house that we picked up and moved. Our version of homesteading. The project is over 7 years old but there is always something to do. The original blog (which ran out of space and hosting happiness) is at http://blogs.usask.ca/1918_Eatons_Eager
Months of Madness
One might think that I was referring to the pandemic with that title. But actually for once it’s not at the front of my mind.
No it’s just that time of year again. The one where I go missing from this blog for long periods. This will be especially true this year and here is a run down of why. Read on and then stand in line to call me crazy.Continue reading “Months of Madness”
The Dust Settles
There is one thing I never do in the summer. Or so it seems and with Covid there is even less reason. So when the construction dust settles it seems to settle deeply as I rarely clean the house in the summer. I’ve stated many times that I wish, for the summer, we had a house keeper. This year is particularly bad as without house guests or supper parties I can’t even find a reason to wipe up that dust.Continue reading “The Dust Settles”
Breaking out the Prophecy
We don’t usually consume Scotch on a Monday night in October but tonight we will. One might think we were trying to deaden the rule of
It seems only right that I share what my other half has been up to all summer.
It’s such an amazing feeling to have all the rock work done on this big project. We’re both happy to move onward to the wood portion as it’s easier, less weather dependent and faster.
Check out the story below to see his masonry skills.
Dusk settled across the prairie and with it came a
Something from Nothing, Year 2
There has finally been a bit of a break in the unseasonably cold snowy fall weather. The combines are going full force late into the evening and we completed a significant portion of our fall yard work on the weekend. Construction season ended too early but now we have time to focus on a few other items.
So armed with a chainsaw and a clipper we started gathering materials so I could decorate the planters that remain outside. It’s so nice to have some colours and textures in them during the non growing season.
I think my favourite view of it is the one below; partly because it’s through clean windows! It’s a long day to do the 128 window panes and 16 door panels but it’s so worth it. We are so blessed with our house space and our rural life that the work is just fair trade for that.
I love the flower pots and the cost was nil this year as the few hardscapes are from previous years. Even then the rule was that I won’t spend more than $25 for any item so it’s mostly salvage from various spots. I’m so pleased with the results of my something from nothing this year.
I have plans to add a cross and poppies in November and then dress it with lites and outside flowers for the Christmas season in December. I think it will look better than it does sometimes in the summer when I’m struggling to get the plants to grow.
June is, consistently, the month I blog the least in. The days are long, the list of outside activities is huge and life is full, busy and rewarding. It leaves little time to blog when you are making Continue reading “Sunday Snippets”
I Call It Home
The fresh look at Saskatoon and a weekend trip to Vancouver Island made me rethink my life here on the prairies. I came to the same conclusion as Continue reading “I Call It Home”
In all my years of hanging out around native prairie in the spring I’ve never seen anything like this year’s crocuses. I’ve made time for Continue reading “So Intense”