Friday, January 27, 2012


This is where my poor rooster spent the night. ...
 He flew the coop while I was putting new straw in the nesting boxes.  My grandson and I tried to round him up before dark. but to no avail.   We trudged around in the snow trying to convince him that the coop would be better that outside on a cold winter night. He was being unreasonable, night was setting in and we were freezing.  So after a few more attempts we gave up .....feeling bad for the poor guy.  As I lay in bed feeling guilty, I thought of my magazine cover showing a chicken with leg warmers and a hat.  I bet he wished he was that chicken!

In the morning I found him sitting next to this tombstone.  Cold but OK.  He did find his way back into the coop. and all his buddy's gave him a few cock a doodle dos.

Monday, January 23, 2012


I do love trees...really I do.  However after last weeks wild ride into the woods, I have decided that some trees will have to come down.
I was trying to back the car down the driveway( I'm really not good at backing up) and the next thing I knew I was staring one of those old scraggy pine trees right in the eye.   It happened so fast!
I had to be pulled out of the trees with my neighbour's tractor.  I wonder if he was thinking....thank goodness she only has her G1 and can't go on the roads by herself yet.  Now that I have driven my driveway ( this is how I practice driving) I  don't think it is a  user friendly driveway.  I'm not the only one that has ended in the trees in this same spot.  Unfortunately that time the  tree was hit.  Tree was had a couple hundred dollars in damage.

So before "three strikes your out"  the trees have been tagged and will be cut down.
When I first saw this house I loved the way it was nestled amongst the pine.  What I didn't know was that some trees are not always a treehuggers friend.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


 How exciting....... 2012!   It will be a long time before I can think about the new bee season.  I did walk around the hive today and with temps of minus 16 I was so glad that the hive did get wrapped.