Monday, December 9, 2013

A Continuation To A Busy Week

I am apologizing for my last post. I sent it out last week and only realized last night that it was still siting in my drafts. ( yes I guess I have to much on my plate some weeks) :)

These next few weeks are going to be full busy ones. So I wanted to pop in and let you all know what has been going on around here.

Lets start with the weather. It snowed everyday last week, except Friday where the temps climbed and we had a full day of rain. Then by supper time the temps dropped and it turned to freezing rain.
Saturday was a cold day. I slept in till 830 Yeah!!!   I stayed indoors all day and cleaned the house.I put a Roast of pork smothered in marmalade into the over on low for the day.then we turned them into pork sandwiches on crusty rolls smothered in butter and toasted in the oven.we had homemade fries with them.mmmmm.
 Justin helped me put up some garlands until he got a call to go to work for the farmer over the road. Then our new fridge came just before supper. I love it and am super excited with all the room. Unfourtally there were a couple of  little damages inside on a self and a drawer, but the service guy will be coming out to the house to change them in the next few days.

Here it is......

Sunday morning Hubby and I were up early. -18 degrees outdoors. We got the fires stocked up and the fans running, so it did not take long for the house to warm up. I had my morning coffee,watched my pioneer woman, and started on Sunday brunch. We had a lovely brunch of ham, sausages,fried eggs, and biscuits. Mmmmmm.

Hubby cleaned out the hot water heater room, and reoragainzed it and made much more room in there. It is where I store our toilet paper,paper towels,garbage bags, paint, cleanning supplies, homemade laundry soap in buckets, extra toiletries,and light bulbs. yep I sure can store alot in there, besides having our water tank and hot water heater. You should have seen all the jusk he through out of there.I cleaned a bit more in the house  and got all the laundry caught up.
I put a beef stew on to cook on the wood stove for the day and made doughboys to go on top. Talk about yummy! After a cold day.
I filled the slow cooker with oatmeal to cook over night.

I brought some meat in for the week into our new freezer on the fridge. Meatballs and rice with beef mac are on tonight's menu.

In between looking after Mom today, I am trying to clean out my cupboards under my island. I think I have a whole lot of junk that can be thrown out and space can be used for my stock and canning pots.

We are under a snow storm warning for tonight and tomorrow morning.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Busy Week

Wow December already.....
It sure is coming fast. Time has flown here these past couple of weeks. Blogging has been put on the back burner, and I feel sad about that.

Our trip away was great. We had a warm beautiful day.We never stopped all day, and were able to stock up on a lot of good buys. I think the best part was just getting away with my family.

Mother Nature sure has been undecided on weather here in our part of the country. After nice warm temps, it switched over to freezing cold, with a whole lot of wind. We already have had to snow storms, and I think the snow on the ground is here to stay now.
It pretty much snows everyday now.

The girls enjoyed the first storm of the season last weekend.

My parents are pretty much the same, Mom has good days and others are not as good.

Justin spent the weekend working for the farmer over the road, and his evenings tearing apart my Summer chicken coop which was a 8x12' mini barn. He is going to transform it into a small garage to work in.

My chickens are now all moved into the chicken coop inside the barn. The guys promise me they are going to build me a brand new more efficient chicken coop in the spring. I would like it to be round. We will wait and see how that turns out.

Hubby is still working full time, and spending the evening in his garage doing bodywork on company    Trucks for the mine.
Both Justin and Hubby are also filling a extra shed with extra firewood every moment they get.

Jillian received student of the month last Friday. We were super excited for her.

Jayne has been so busy with a heavy work load of essays to get in before Christmas. Our printer went on the bum, and it put her back a couple of days. I was able to take a run into the next town and get a new one with the great warranty I had. ( $10 well spent)

The girls worked on the tree and finished it up Sunday afternoon.

I was able last week to get a night with Hubby and we got our bathroom painted. I still have a lot more i would like to do in there to make it more country looking, but time is a hard thing to manage these days.

We bought a new fridge with our Canadian Black Friday sales. It is super huge just what I was looking for. It will be delivered on Saturday and I will post pics of it when I get it.
I am really happy about it, as I so needed a bigger fridge. Best of all it was a great deal :)

 As for our farm family. We have added to new heifer calves to our home. Phoebe has friends like her now.

On a sad note out old Shetland pony passed away Saturday morning. She was close to 30. She has had the heaves for years, and that was the reason we ended up getting her, as she could no longer live in the barn at another farm. We keep our horses out doors with a shelter and they do fine. Muffin lasted 8 years here with us.

Hubby and his friend moved the horses to there winter pen on Sunday afternoon. They divided up the pen with the other animals and after a long cold afternoon they all came in to sit and enjoy a yummy turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Monday it snowed again, Tuesday was mild with rain, and this morniing we awoke to yet another snowstorm....
yes I would say it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.