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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

First Time In Ontario

I have seen Bald Eagles when my dad took me out west fishing but I have never seen one here in Ontario.
This was on airport road on the way to take the dogs for a run.
This was take out of my car with my cell phone before I could get my camera out


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Just as he took flight.

Monday, 24 February 2014

More Visiters

Once again we have nighttime visitors.

Looks like the deer have come back to visit their brother. We find it both sad and interesting that they visit on a regular basis. We didn't know they would do that. We have found deer beds at the crest of the hill on many occasions. No beds were found in this area last winter.

Coyote is only one minute behind them.


Looks like the fox is back.




We haven't been able to find the rabbit hole but he's definitely living close by.

Coyote is back again. 

I always assumed that coyotes traveled in packs but we can never seem to get more than one. This is Chris's favorite picture.



Saturday, 22 February 2014

Winter time means Crafting time

Keeping bees has opened a lot of crafting opportunities.


Lots of honey means lots of honey wine. It's fairly simple to make, and storage only makes it better.

One of my favorite things to make comes from the beeswax we collected from the honey harvest.


Lip balm! This actually makes a pretty decent hand balm as well, and I use it for my dry cuticles as well as any rough patches on my elbows and knees.

And of course, having fresh honey is never a bad thing. I've been mixing it into my tea, my breads, even making honey mustard with it.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Downed Tree

Found this really great tree that went down this winter season so we decided to try and make use of it.
We had to snowshoe back to where it was and we spent a day cleaning it all down and burning off the brush.






My hope is to cut it into 10 foot lengths and use it as posts in the small cottage I am planning to build for Leah.


She has been climbing trees since she was a little girl down at her great grandfathers wood lot in Salmon Creek. (inside joke)                 



For the life of me I don't understand these feet shots but here it is
Dad just doesn't understand...
This one is for you Annie!!! When are you getting your snow shoes on??






Getting ready to head out.