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Archive for February, 2009

Home Energy Audit

February 28th, 2009 by Steve

Knowing we had a slightly older property, and currently there is an incentive from the government to reduce energy usage and your whole carbon foot print; we arranged for a home energy audit. Yesterday was our big day – or afternoon.


Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

February 27th, 2009 by Heidi

What a great day! Last year a friend told us about this book fair that is held by a church, and we went along to discover a huge selection with books for $1 and $2! I came away with a bag full of books for $20!


Cats from the barn

February 26th, 2009 by Heidi

As you may have read last Saturday we went out to a barn with Cat Rescue Network and came home with six cats! The two kittens were only making a pit stop and were collected on Sunday to move on to their ‘real’ foster home. I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures of them, so I am hoping their fosterer will take pity on me!


Zeus has been banished

February 25th, 2009 by Heidi

Today was a beautiful day, and I happened to have my little point and shoot camera in my pocket when I walked the dogs ….


Pancake day!

February 24th, 2009 by Steve

I promised Heidi that I would make us pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Rather than the traditional variation that I know we decided on the local variety, for which we used Heidi’s mum’s pancake recipe:


The best laid plans …..

February 23rd, 2009 by Heidi

If you read Steve’s post yesterday you will know that our weekend ended up being somewhat different to what we had planned.


Cats & barns

February 23rd, 2009 by Steve

Sadly this story starts with the passing of  an 82 year old farmer, who had amassed an unknown number of “barn” cats. Cat Rescue Network had gotten wind that these cats were to be eliminated “as pests”, and had managed gain a “stay of execution” at least until all of the other farm animals had been found homes. The farmer who has been feeding the animals allowed Cat Rescue Network and a few other groups to provide food & water to the cats and to arrange for some to be caught and hopefully re homed. (more…)

Quail eggs!

February 20th, 2009 by Heidi

Tuesday we got our first Quail egg, they are so pretty. They then took a day off, but we have now had three! The friend we got them from tells me we can expect an egg a day.


What is on Zeus’ mind?

February 19th, 2009 by Heidi

There is a blog that I follow that is written by a lady who runs the “only completely cageless cat boarding kennel in Ottawa“, she is also an animal communicator.


Sheep & Ducks

February 18th, 2009 by Heidi

Today started with a visit from the vet, there were some marks on a couple of our sheep that had us a little worried. We originally thought they were from Willow playing too rough, but she has not been allowed unsupervised with them for a while and we felt that anything she would have caused should have been healed by now.


You remember James and who could forget MJ!

February 17th, 2009 by Heidi

Of course you remember James, well he scored big with his new family, and now has a whole website devoted to him rather than just the odd mention!


Kitten update as promised

February 16th, 2009 by Heidi

Well as promised the other day, and probably rather overdue, here is a little update on our orphan kittens.