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September 11th, 2017







There are so many Painted Lady Butterflies around (as well as Honey Bees and Lady Bugs), they all seem to really love the Sedum.

♥︎Joanne

September 1st, 2017


These day lilies did so well this summer, they are almost finished now.

♥︎Joanne

August 30th, 2017


Two, well camouflaged, green birds eating bugs in the bush (the second one is in the lower, right corner).

♥︎Joanne

August 29th, 2017


The forge is working, and the first knife was heat treated successfully (he made this one from a lawn mower blade).

♥︎Joanne

August 21st, 2017



More canning - this time dill pickles and pickled beets.

♥︎Joanne

August 15th, 2017


Our oldest son built a forge from an old propane tank - it still needs the insulation (apparently asking for a Damascus steel kitchen knife is a bit premature).

♥︎Joanne

August 11th, 2017


We did some canning for the first time today - it worked so well, and was much easier than I had imagined (this is a cucumber relish).

♥︎Joanne

August 7th, 2017


There are horse drawn covered wagons in the distance.
Devil's Punch Bowl
Assiniboine River


This long weekend we went for a hike at Spirit Sands (a desert about two hours drive from home).

♥︎Joanne

August 4th,2017


We went for a quad ride today - saw mainly fields of canola and soybeans, but also this field of barley.

♥︎Joanne