Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A picture says a thousand words

My Sunday Photo Journal
Who says weekends are supposed to be relaxing???

Wake up. Get breakfast ready. Water plants. See the cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and hot peppers (several varieties), and herbs I've started indoors?

Water plants in the greenhouse too. I've started tomatoes (Roma and Beefsteak) and I've got radishes, lettuce, and more herbs (parsley, lemon thyme, Greek oregano and basil) growing. I've also got some geraniums, Buddha bamboo, an orchid and some other plants in there.

Remember those horses I was telling you about? The ones that suddenly appeared in our one of our fields as I hung our laundry out to dry? Here they are! LOL!

Our student, P1 was still sleeping when the horses wandered onto our property. He got up and looked out the window and thought he was dreaming...and went back to bed!

Hubby checking on the cattle. What cute little babies!!

Just chillin'. Aren't these calves adorable? (Lotus, these pics are for you!!)

The afternoon ended like this...

Only the cats are allowed to have cat naps ;)

P.S. Jimmy, I'm trying to get a pic of Chance in his 'pose' for you! LOL! I think he is onto me though! He stops whatever he's doing every time I get near him!


t said...

lol! nice outfit chris!! i don't think i ever saw you without make up when you lived in toronto! so funny how much your life has changed. cute pics.

Diesel said...

Stray horses, huh? That's different.

I planted a bunch of flowers and stuff today. I'm working on a fountain/waterfall/pond area. I'll post some pics soon.

Curiosity.Killer said...

Wow -- I LOVE that little vegetable garden you have built for yourself! That's so AWESOME!!!

I love the horses and cattles. It's amazing! Wow...

I keep forgetting how different your life is now compared to the city life. You sound so happy too. :)

Chrissy121875 said...

HAHA! Yeah, I know. I actually went into town (to run errands) in that get up! The funny thing is that no one commented on me wearing shorts and rubber boots! (OMG...I know!) I suppose this is acceptable attire then? LOL! Don't worry, I would never wear this outfit in the city! ;)

I know! It was totally surreal. I was there in my backyard, happily hanging laundry out and then there was a horse! I looked again, and then there were FOUR!
Your latest landscaping effort sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see pics of the fountain/waterfall/pond! You wanna come over and build one of those for me??? LOL!

Yep! It's crazy different! Each day is so exciting though. So much is always happening, that it's impossible to ever be bored. We always have tons of stuff to do too.

Anonymous said...

Your animals are all so cute. That kitten's expression is priceless.

Ms. Mamma said...

Okay, I am loving that chilling spot in the greenhouse! Very cool.

hotmommy said...

That last picture is the funniest! It looks like your cat is saying "Leave me the @#$* alone! I'm trying to sleep!" :D HARHAR!

p.s. Her pose is almost similar to one of my yoga poses!!

Doggy Mama said...

Horsies and cattles and kitties, oh my!

Great photos!

You are one busy lady, aren't you, Christine!? It all looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

MMmmm roma tomatoes - just the best.

Anonymous said...

Twins photo coming in the weekend - very sleep deprived parents and grandparent also!!

But they are gaining lots of weight and are happy babies. Its really just the sheer time factor involved in dealing with two babies as well as a 20 month old.

Uncivil said...

I love this post Chrissy! I don't know how you find time to blog with all the work you guys have to do?
I love the visiting horses. Open range isn't it?Do you have horses of your own?
And the pics of the calves are my favorite!
I like the Robert Frost verse too! Sad but true!

Gosh....I love those baby Moo Moo's

Thanks for the smiles, and tell hubby that Chance would like to nap with him too!

Uncivil said...

Oh, and I like the Mew Mew's too!

Pinks & Blues Girls said...


Is that all your land? What a beautiful landscape! I love - and am envious - that you grow your own vegetables!

Take care,
Sharon - Pinks & Blues Girls

kim said...

I love Frost's "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." After you posted that poem with Moowie (yes, I've named your calf) by your side, I just had to go google Frost again.

"A fascinating life," that ought to be your blog's tagline.

Chrissy121875 said...

Yes, George is cute, isn't she? We have a sneaky suspicion that she may be pregnant though. Remember she escaped a few months ago and was gone for a week? Now she's got quite the belly on her. Oh goodnes...I don't think I'm ready for kittens!!

I love the greenhouse too. It's my "chillin' spot", although it's getting quite warm this time of the year! The day bed in there is a nice one for hubby to take a cat nap or come in from work and just chill. It's nice to have a quiet place to just relax. I have a water fountain in there too, but it's not visible in the photo.

Hot Mommy:
Yeah, she's got that "look" to her, doesn't she? Oh, and she IS very flexible too! LOL!

Yes, it's quite the change in lifestyle :) I'm a city girl, remember? LOL! The horses are our neighbours'. They jumped fence and wandered across the highway and for some reason, went straight into our backyard! LOL! It was the weirdest thing! Of all the places they could have gone, they went straight into our field. I guess it was a good thing though. At least our neighbours were able to round them up after a while.

Can't wait to see the pics of the twins! Congrats again :) It sounds exciting...and exhausting at the same time! LOL!

Thanks :) That Robert Frost poem has always been one of my favourites. It's so bitter sweet. Don't you agree?
Oh, and I always try to have time to blog! It's theraputic for me :) I used to do a lot of journal writing, write poetry, short stories and I used to paint, sketch, draw, etc. I need to keep in touch with friends and family, so blogging is a way I can write and keep in touch. My friends and family are always curious to see what life on the farm is like. They can't believe I live in the country now! LOL!

Hubby says "That's a drop in the bucket for the land". This said, he is running an operation of 750 acres of land.

Chrissy121875 said...

I LOVE those Robert Frost poems too.

PS. I like your idea for the blog title! ;)

Udderly Delicious said...

Awww, love the pictures of the cows! Thank you thank you! I've had a big soft spot for cows ever since I got Maggie. I love laying underneath her (like when she jumps on the bed and sits next to my head with hers hanging over me) and looking up at those jowls. I've always called her my brown cow.

You've inspired me to dry my clothes outside. I usually throw any clothes that need to be hanged in the dryer for about 20 minutes, then hang then and let them dry. Now I'm going to string up a clothes line and hang our undies and towels. I bought clothes pins today!

Chrissy121875 said...

Udderly Delicious:
Yes! That's what my MIL does! She throws her clothes in the dryer for a few mins and hangs them out to dry. I hang our clothes out to dry in the Spring, Summer and Fall. I suppose I COULD hang them out in the Winter too, but to have to trudge through snow to get to the clothesline is not something I would like to do! LOL!

I just love the way the fresh air and the sun makes the clothes smell so nice and clean when they hang out to dry! :) Plus, you save a lot on utilities this way too! We have a power cost monitor and when the dryer is on, you can see how much energy you consume and how much money it's costing you! Crazy!!

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