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Archive for March, 2010

We hate wallpaper!

March 31st, 2010 by Heidi

We really hate wallpaper, especially busy flowery wallpaper. And we had been living with busy, dark, flowery wallpaper up our stairs and hallway for long enough. So over our Christmas holidays (yes three months ago) we started stripping wallpaper.


Cherry & baby update

March 30th, 2010 by Heidi

We have been on such a steep learning curve this year, steeper I think than our first year, and it seems to be getting steeper. Today we had another vet visit. Yesterday we had thought Cherry was picking up, we managed to get her to eat some.


Lamb drama

March 29th, 2010 by Heidi

It has been quite a weekend. We have been trying to get the house ready to go on the market, dealing with lambing dramas and on Saturday hosted the Spring meeting of the Shetland Sheep Breeders of Ontario!


Earth Hour 2010

March 27th, 2010 by Heidi

This Saturday at 8:30pm people across the globe will be turning off their lights for Earth Hour. Last year we were hosting the inaugural event for Willow’s Rescue, and I must admit I seriously considered doing the same this year, well without it being inaugural, obviously!


A very long day!

March 26th, 2010 by Heidi

We had a second viewing of the cottage last Saturday, the current owners met us there and walked us around the property. It is the most beautiful countryside, I wish I had taken more and better photos to share with you; but I was too busy imagining walking with the dogs, watching the sheep and considering all the perfect picnicking spots. For me the land is so beautiful I wouldn’t care if the house was a shack!


On the move – Again!

March 25th, 2010 by Heidi

This is going to sound crazy, but we are, hopefully, on the move again. Yes I realize this will be the third time in four years, but we have thought long and hard about it and come to the conclusion that it is the best option available to us.


Lambing has begun

March 24th, 2010 by Heidi

Yesterday the first I knew of Steve being home from work was him shouting lamb! He had stuck his head in the barn before coming up to the house. We rushed out, him saying Cherry had a lamb.


Bread baking experiment

March 23rd, 2010 by Steve

Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with some bread recipes from Heidi’s cook books. Now I have been offered help in my bread making experiments.


The Go Green Expo

March 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

This weekend just past was the Go Green Expo at Lansdowne Park, so we ventured off the farm for an expotition along with Elizabeth, aka The Hilltop Fibreworker, aka co-owner of The Manotick Village Butcher, aka my new boss!


More freshly baked bread

March 16th, 2010 by Steve

Is anyone tired of hearing about bread making yet?



March 15th, 2010 by Heidi

It has been a long weekend of departures with a population reduction of 1 dog, 2 cats and 6 sheep! Today’s post will be a short one as I am not long home and have yet to have any dinner.


Seeing the light

March 12th, 2010 by Steve

This year we are determined to get a good crop of apples from our mature trees.