18 01 2014



Willie’s world is back to normal, he is eating well and doing his usual things  WIllie came into my life after me saying no more cats for what seems like the millionth time.  People moved out of a rental house and just left the cats when they moved .  Willie is a love bug, friendly and sweet .



The chickens are enjoying the milder weather but still not laying.  This is the time of year that they slow down anyway and will start-up when the days get a little longer.  Most of the people on the local chicken group are having the same problem with laying.   On the group there has been much discussion about using heat lamps and there was a fire in a coop because of one  In all the years I have had chickens they have been fine without the extra heat.  I tighten things up in the fall and add plastic over the window and have been insulating the outside walls of the coops.


I have made these small pillows as Christmas presents now I am making them for my website and the shops.  The tops of them are done and I will sew the back on, I am not sure what I will fill them with but I know that I will add lavender and rose petals to that.  They are not large only about 7-8 inches wide by 10 or so inches long , made out of mostly wool and fun to make.


 I have also got 6 spinning hooks almost done.



I got a call from my Cousin Gary last night and his family homestead burned down yesterday afternoon.  Luckily his father who is in his 90’s was out.  The news took my breath away.  That house was a home to me too  I spent time there as a child, my children spent time there and I lived on their property for a few years.  Everything gone but no lives lost.  I have momentos from my Aunt who was always busy making things and  treasure them more now.

Louise’s Gift.


I received this wonderful Winnie The Poo bear handmade buy my friend Louise from Montreal.  SHe even sent the pattern which I am going enlarge and make some out of soft felted wool.  Also a wonderful dark chocolate bar was in the package and that was eaten right away.  When you receive a present such as this and every stitch was made with Louise’s hands it’s just so special.  We had a lovely chat tonight.



4 responses

18 01 2014
Anne Wilson

How awful for your cousin, especially at the coldest time of year, thankfully no one was hurt. Regarding hens not laying hens need 14 hours a day light to stimulate egg laying , we use a led strip light in the larger house, it gives no heat and only a low light level but it is enough.

19 01 2014

Many thanks for the light top, I did have a hanging light in the coop and one of the hens slept on the wire every night so its unplugged, A led light strip sounds like just the solution
Yes a pure blessing that no one was home, my Uncle left the house only 1 hour before the flames were seen.
We have had some delightfully warm weather but back into the deep freeze this coming week. My best to you

20 01 2014
Rita Kay Begeron

Sorry to here about Gary’s homestead. Nothing can take away all those wonderful memories you have.
Love, Rita

20 01 2014

Thank you Rita, they may be able to salvage a few things. Yes, the house was full of love and wonderful times for both me and the kids and that can’t be burned down.

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