Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cold Winter Days

Looking up at a big tree

We had another cold winter day today but thankfully the sun was out in full which helped to make the -31 wind chill a little less painful. Derek and I took the snowshoes and went for a walk to the woods today. We hadn't been back since before Christmas so it was a nice change of scenery. We noticed a few rabbit and squirrel tracks and heard a few different bird calls.
It was a beautiful day on the farm, just a little cold!!!

Looking back toward the farm

Making our way back

Pretty shot of the stream

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Looking Back

I was searching through my garden pictures the other day and couldn't believe how green and alive everything looked. I thought I would share a few summer pictures to remind us all of the joys of spring and the warmth of the summer sun. I hope you enjoy!!

Tomatoes Galore

Broccoli almost ready to harvest


Early garden shot -beans, lettuce mix, broccoli under cover

Mini Lettuce Mix - almost ready

Lettuce mix ready to eat

Our Kitty Lilly




More sunflowers

Even more sunflowers

Can you tell I like sunflowers

Seed onions

Tomato flowers

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Seed Selection

The 2008 growing season is fast approaching and the yearly hunt for new and exciting varieties is on. I generally order from three main seed companies, Veseys, Johnny's and William Dam. This year I am ordering several new tomato varieties, sweet potato slips, Jerusalem artichokes and horseradish from Mapple Farm in New Brunswick. We grew a few sweet potatoes last year and they turned out quite good. With all the new and exciting varieties that the catalogs promote it is hard to decide which to purchase. We usually choose ones that we know have worked for us in the past and then try a few new ones just for fun.

This past week the warm weather set upon us and almost all of our snow had vanished. The weather reports are saying more snow is on the way which will keep the fields covered. It was nice to have a break from the waist high snow but the muddy driveway was starting to get messy

View of the muddy driveway

Marge, Burny and Buddy enjoying the grass now that the snow has melted.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


We are getting hammered with yet another winter storm. No work today because they weren't even plowing the side roads in the morning. The weather didn't seem to bad early on so Derek and I went snowshoeing toward the back of the farm. The snow was quite deep so we didn't end up going very far. This picture is from the back of the first field looking at our snowshoe tracks.

Derek and I enjoying the winter weather

View of the side fields on our snow day

After we got in from the snowshoe adventure the winds picked up and now visibility is almost zero. I'm glad the woodstove is on and keeping us warm!!

Happy New Year

Another Storm!!! New Years Eve packed another punch here at the farm with more winter weather. Thankfully New Years Day was beautiful and all farm creatures were enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

Barns after yet another snowfall

Whitey getting some sun

Burny, Marge and Buddy soaking up the rays

Cool shot of Buddy