The Homestone

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Autumnal update

My goodness, It has been more than a month since I've posted to 'the homestone.' Where do the days go? The summer and fall seasons are such busy times there is barely a minute to spare. We are well into fall already ~ very cool mornings that call for a fire in the woodstove and and most evenings now, a fire in the wood heater in the basement too. The weather is spectacular! Mostly bright sunny days with a crispness in the air. It's firewood getting time! We had our first snowfall of the season in mid September but fortunately it came and went and we hope not to see snow again for a little while now.

So what's been happening around the place other than a change in the season? Well the dogs are getting older and sillier :) the hens continue to lay beautiful eggs and the sheep are looking great going into winter!

Couldn't resist taking a photo of our hens' lovely light brown eggs in the blue bowl. The bowl is a treasure ~ one of Charmaine Johnson's creations. Charmaine is a potter and visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver BC.

The pretty cloth that the bowl is sitting on is another treasure. It was woven by Hildred Finch, (aka Mum). Hildred is an accomplished weaver who lives in the Similkameen Valley. She is a multi talented woman ~ a writer, a master gardener, the family genealogist, an amazing cook (she still bakes her own bread)! A list of her accomplishments and talents would fill a page !! She recently started a blog called 'daybyday'. It's a wonderful read ~ we provide a link to it here in our links list.

It's Sunday today. The day before our Canadian Thanksgiving. We have so very very much to be thankful for.

Till next time. Bright blessings!