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October 20th, 2010 by Heidi

Today I discovered this new search engine that returns everything about the subject you are searching for that was written in the last 14 days.

To get their name out there they are offering an amazon gift card to the first 100 people adding the widget to their site. Of course there is more to it than that – the widget needs to be used. So I am kind of asking a favour – I would be most grateful if you could try out this new search engine and help me get more books! :)

It’s in the stars!

August 13th, 2010 by Heidi

OK so yes this post is supposed to be about sheep, particularly yesterdays three new arrivals, but ….


Mac attack!

July 19th, 2010 by Heidi

A few months back my laptop was showing signs of being overworked, it was running very slowly and so Steve tried giving it a cup of coffee to perk it up!


Don’t have a cow, man!

June 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Last night was orientation evening at the Manotick Village Butcher. Our butcher Blair showed all of us, not just those who will be working in the shop how to properly chop up a chicken!


A new job!

March 8th, 2010 by Heidi

I have re-joined the ranks of the properly employed! That is I am employed by someone else, and it is perfect. It is a work-from-home part-time web development job. So I can do what I enjoy and earn some extra pennies, without having to worry about travel, or leaving the sheep or dogs home alone all day.


Shetland fleeces for sale

February 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Living on a single salary has really taken some getting used to and I don’t know I can say for certain that we really have yet. We are still sure of our decision for me to stay home and mind the farm, but we really need to get the farm to start contributing to rather than draining finances.


My first award!

February 17th, 2010 by Heidi

Today I got my first blogging award. This may seem silly to some, but I put a lot of work into my blog, and Flicker’s Lair as a whole, and it is really gratifying to know that there are people ‘out there’ who are reading and enjoying my efforts.


A little more tuneful

December 18th, 2009 by Heidi

You may have read my post back in October about my beautiful new-to-me free piano. The only flaw in my plan for a free piano was that it needed tuning, and that isn’t free or even cheap!


A tale from the geek side!

December 16th, 2009 by Heidi

I am sorry about the title – please blame Steve’s weird sense of humour!

I don’t often talk about the more geeky side of me, but when I decided to escape from the office 9-5 environment I didn’t want to escape from web development entirely. I still love designing, developing and maintaining websites, and I do spend a surprising amount of time doing just that.