Saturday, July 25, 2015

Duck Mountain Getaway

It may be mid summer but it is also time to swathe the rye...should be ready to combine on Monday!
 
Dawson is always exhausted after a day of bunny watching in the tractor...
It is also our annual camping getaway with Arnold's family... This year it's Duck Mountain Park

I like to explore our way to our destinations so we stopped for lunch in Carlyle at Michaels....

Then a quick stop at Sew and Sews to see her new store...

Pretty nice!!!!
I made this quilt some time ago and still love it!!
 
Then it was a quick stop at Colettes Sewing in Yorkton....


Where I purchased the inside panel of this quilt...not sure why but it was calling my name...
 
While Arnold went golfing, Justin and I headed to Swan River,Mb
I wonder if Justins milk cows agree with this slogan ....
The Coop was cool.... It still had clothing and a sewing section at the grocery store
Quite the selection....wish ours still did!!!
The real draw to Swan River was to check out Fabriculous Quilt Store...
I have experienced their booth at shows but never to the store 
It did not disappoint!!! The owners husband was manning the store and did a mighty fine job of hosting us. 
He was an ex cattle farmer turned store owner and was passionate about there venture 
I loved the different taste than the average store. Lots of bright colours 
Lots of samples...
Some Tula Pink....
And some original art work from the owners,,,

It was a fun day!!!

Now back to regular scheduled programming....loons cooing and squirrels chattering

Having a rest...Christa

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sneak Peek

First things first...
 
Happy 25th Birthday to Justin!!
 
 
This is all we can wish for you!!!

 

 
Just need to slow up on the "something to do"
 
The pups are grown like weeds.
 
They are so cute when they are sleeping after a good run in the sprinkler!!



On the sewing front...
 
My wedding star is coming along...
 

 
I am liking the direction it's going!!

 
Just a preview...
 
Christa

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Weather

 
A person needs to keep their eyes to the skies these days....
 
This was my view 2 days ago from my window!!
 
 
Thankfully it didn't come down!!
 
The cherries are ripening like crazy with all this intense heat


 
We have had some fun times in the orchard with all the little crews who came to pick!!
 
If you are interested in some just let me know!!
Probably a week or so left!

 
I have made cobbler and juice
 
But I thought it might be good to try some cherry vodka
 
 
I don't know if it's going to work....

 
But you can't say I didn't try!!

 
If your eyes could taste...it looks pretty tasty to me!!

 
I will give it a couple of months....

 
Maybe it will be alittle taste of summer in October!!

 
 
We tried it with crabapples last year so what the heck!!

 
I finally made time to go kayaking....

 
with Maryann, Dad and Justin

 
 
Dad just got a new kayak so we went to Kramer's Crossing up by Halbrite to try it out.
 
I prefer to kayak down the little creek
but
 the water is quickly drying up making for lots of portages
 
So Rafferty is the next option.
 
To think this was in someone's yard before the dam flooded the valley...
 

 
It was an excellent perch for the birds

 
It was a great way to beat the heat...


Before another storm rolled in...

 
Now if only the storm would drop some rain...

 
Christa
 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Field of Dreams

Sorry...bales!!!

Dreaming is what I do when I  waiting for my trucker who happens to be Arnold today....
The crops are looking remarkably well considering we have not had more than 3 inches of rain this year....
So with a timely driver and efficient loader(me) we hauled over 500 bales this week....
 Dawson.... She just dreams about when the next crackers and cheese snack might be shared!!!

I am dreaming about sewing a couple of days next week...after all we are only 2 months ahead of schedule!!

Stay cool. 
Christa 

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Heat is On

My apoligies....
 
I have not been posting much lately.....
 
I haven't sewn in the mornings...
 
 
With all this heat, we have been hauling hay till it gets too hot...
 

 
And fixing in the afternoon
 
Nearly finished....

 
Here's a  cute picture of one of Justin's milking machines, Sweetpea and her calf.
(pic courtesy of mom)

 
Justin has a couple of holstiens and a jersey now....
 
He has an orphan farm going on at his house.
 
9 babies ...a whole lot of stealing going on!!
 
Stay cool....I know I won't!!
Christa