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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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That's the official name given to this move. Created by my littlest one. Technically yes, she is my littlest. However, the reality is hitting me hard that in actuality, she is 8. Her years of caution and contemplation have served her well as she becomes the confident and thoughtful girl... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Sheepish
Thanks Erin. Time to pick your brain about bees and chickens! Hope you had a super long weekend.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on What's in store. at Sheepish
Such a crazy amount of land! I have walked it a few times now and still can't wrap my head around it all. Hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend. xo
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on What's in store. at Sheepish
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We have found our spot. All 150 acres of it....and compared to our 0.02 acres that we occupy right now, it feels like we may as well own all of planet Earth. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around this, despite having wanted it for what feels like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Sheepish
Hi Amy. We had a great holiday for sure. And it is true there was no adjusting to life upon returning from a travel holiday..it was all taken care of. I hope your summer has been good. It feels like so long since I've been in this space. I am glad to be back.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Holidays 2014 at Sheepish
A duck egg on a manure pile - that sounds like something you would come across at Upper Canada Village. Precisely what I love about it...it gives an actual picture of what would/could happen. That trip amazes me each time I go. I absolutely love it.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Holidays 2014 at Sheepish
So true Lynn. The only downside of a staycation comes as a result of me being me. Because I am still in my element I tend to do all the same things I do everyday. When I am somewhere else I just sit and do nothing. Both have good and bad I suppose. All told, we had a great holiday. I hope your summer has been good to you!
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Holidays 2014 at Sheepish
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Staycation would be the word that describes our holidays this year. And I will say here and now that I talk a good game when it comes to the merits of this kind of vacation. Execution however, despite best intentions leaves a wee bit to be desired. The daily rigamarole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Sheepish
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August has crept it's way into reality. With it comes the beginnings of the 'back to school' marketing onslaught and our official summer holidays. We will be ignoring all the ads, and enjoying these lovely summer days and nights. It's over and out for two weeks folks. With much to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Sheepish
I love both those colorways that you were/are knitting with. It's a wee bit chillier than usual around these parts too. Not a typical summer anyhow. Hope you are well Erin.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on casting off, casting on, reading at homespun life
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Same to you Amy....wishing you the gift of summer days and all that they hold.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on And so the summer goes. at Sheepish
Looks like a wonderful way to spend some time! I completely agree...haybale jumping is one of those special treats of childhood. Despite all the scratches!
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on at the farm at homespun life
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With the removal of all things school has come the freedom of time. This gift of summer days is not one that is lost on me. Certainly not one I take for granted. Come June I am ready for a lack of routine and wide-open days. On the flip side,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Sheepish
Thanks Mama. Hope yours is a good one too.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2014 on A Garden in Full Swing at Sheepish
The tomatoes are CRAZY! I do a double-take every time I walk past them. How go your gardening days?
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on A Garden in Full Swing at Sheepish
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Somewhere between last week and this week my tomatoes took off. And left all my attempts at "control" in the dust. These plants that started out as spindly little things have realized their potential for world domination and seem to be going for it. It is purple coneflower go-time. In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Sheepish
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Truly. These days - they are what a summer should be. Filled from dawn to dusk with good things. Not fragmented into chunks of needing to do this or that. Just effortlessly rolling along. Happy weekending. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Sheepish
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With the longest days comes the feeling that each moment is one to be held on to - lived...not viewed. There are beaches and pools to visit. Pickles and pesto to make and preserve. Flowers to cut; herbs to dry. Popsicles to whip up and eat. The time is now.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Sheepish
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There are times when I fancy myself as one who enjoys roadtrips. One who has everything they own packed into a van of some shape or fashion. The reality is, when away, I can't wait to be home again. Sigh. Happy rainy Monday alls. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Sheepish
Totally - it was.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on Bluesfest from behind at Sheepish
Thanks Amy. It was a fun night.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on Bluesfest from behind at Sheepish
Beautiful fabric! Crossed fingers and toes right here.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2014 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ Alewives Fabrics at SouleMama
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Yummm! As you know, rhubarb is a favorite of mine. And with the addition of strawberries...well, it's another level of love. Thanks for this recipe Erin. I'll be giving it a go.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on strawberry-rhubarb squares at homespun life
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Yes. It rained during soundcheck. But the skies cleared - and Fiftymen rocked it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Sheepish
Thanks Amy. As the years go by I realize that periods of quiet are required in my days. It is a surprisingly hard thing to achieve! Happy Wednesday.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Scenes from a long weekend at Sheepish