Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rug Hooking Retreat

Wow, Woweee!!!!! I am off to a "Rug Hooking Retreat" tomorrow until Sunday...I am so looking forward to it but honestly, I have taken the phone up more than once this week to cancel out.... The reason being that I do not know a single soul who will be attending. A friend was supposed to be going but complications prevents her from doing so... I do so want to see what other people do...their style of hooking, materials used, etc., etc., and another thing, the comraderie of it all. I have heard so much from other people, online, of how they enjoy such outings and it has inspired me to do this.

It will be held on a tiny island called "Woody Island". I visited there with family last August and enjoyed it to the fullest...

Please wish me luck and if I don't forget my camera, I will post some pictures....In the excitement tomorrow, I may leave my hooking frame behind, let alone my camera.... :) :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


As you can see from these photos, we have been a little busy over the last while. Our barn is filled with hay for the hungry critters, sheep, for the winter. A friend brought their little grandson for a visit and a little walk around our small farm..Children, no matter what age, are in awe of those things because they don't see them anymore. We are the only sheep breeders in our town and we get visitors from time to time that are curious as to our duties. I'm not sure how I can convince my husband, Tom, to slow down....he is like the "Everyready" Battery....keeps going and going .........

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beautiful Veggies

Our vegetables are Organically grown in our own back yard...Kelp plus compost from our home, etc. is used and we feel that in using this mixture, no other veggies are comparable...Tomatoes, Green Peppers and Cucumbers are still growing in our green house, but I have used some cucumbers already for my lovely "Million Dollar Pickles" that I make every year. Much more harvesting to be done yet and can't wait to see the result....

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I had planned for some time now to post some pictures regarding our gardens; however, I have been so busy this summer that I didn't get to it. Today, because the weather is not great...raining...I decided before attempting a little hooking I would begin to post some...These are ones from August when our family were visiting. Our grandson, Liam, sure enjoyed the adventure...

Friday, September 24, 2010


How many of you good people out there like "Stuffed Squid"? It is such a yummy treat for us at this time of year. I think this is the third time we have had this scrumptuous meal in the last while. At any restaurant, of course, it is called "Calimari"....but I don't think it would be as tasty as those you see in my roaster today.... :) BUT, the photo of a 'squid' before cleaned doesn't look too enticing.... :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Sea

Even though the Sea can be very furious, there is still much beauty in it. These are shots from Hurricne Igor. His fury is depicted here, for sure...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Well, I have not posted in quite some time, having been busy with visitors, hay-making, canning, blanching and the list goes on...I LOVE having visitors BUT when IGOR visited yesterday and the day before in all his fury, I wish he had stayed away. While we did not have any major damage around our home, many small towns/communities are devastated with houses and sheds underwater, property that people have worked so hard to beautify has been torn to shreds. Actually, as I write this, we are stranded from the Main Highway by our roads being washed out and while workers are busy as many hours as they can to fix the problems, there is still no way out until possibly tomorrow...Let's hope no one becomes seriously ill at this time.

I am posting these pictures to give you an idea of what it looks like around some towns that are a stones throw away from me. I am not sure which ones to post... there are so many desperate looking shots. So sad....