Monday, October 31, 2016

Bike Ride

Take a bike ride with us ....
The clouds are low today...but look at that blue sky!
 The bridge across the Kootenay river in the distance...
It was a beautiful ride... right to the river...
Perfect ride ...no hills in the flats!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Good Fences

We took a walk in the Kootenay Flats...
 The Skimmerhorn ...my favourite in the valley... it is part of the Purcell Mountain Range
The Selkirk Mountains to the West...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

On My Craft Table

First Quilt for Kids completed...
Second Quilt being cut out...
Flannel bought 3 years ago for grands Christmas PJ's...



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cooler Temperatures...


The leaves are falling...
My pansies from April.... have seen better days!!
My moms are still standing strong...
And yes...there is snow up in those mountains!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Apple Season

Yes its apple season here in the Kootenays...
 We are drying some of them...
 This is hubby's job...and he does enjoy doing it!!
They are delicious dried... Look forward to enjoying them this winter!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Good Fence's



This old fence caught my attention...as well as the splattering of fall colours...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quilts for Kids

I finally got around to joining a quilting club in town. I joined  one where you make quilts for children that are sent to hospitals all across Canada for sick children. I have quilted...a bit, but compared to the ladies in the group I feel like a real novice!
I picked out my pattern and fabric.
 The pattern is called Mahjongg.....an easy one!
The quilt was made in rows...
It was fun to see how it all went together.
The top is done and I  have the batting and backing together...
I am going to attempt to machine quilt it... 
I'm a bit nervous...but we will see how it goes!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Influenced...

Thanksgiving weekend...some our kids and grands were walking the river.... with hubby.. I got this text from one of the kids.... (for those of you who follow my blog...you know he has a collecting problem:)


But he must of influenced her ...
Look what she came home with....
The perfect rock:)



Monday, October 17, 2016

Pogo Stick



$5.00 at a garage sale last weekend...
our grand thought it was a great deal!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kombucha

I've wanted to try to make Kombucha... a supposedly healthy drink... 
found someone that sold starter kits
Kombucha Tea Fermenting....the lights are to keep it warm. 
The temperature has to be between 70 - 80F

When the first fermentation is done you can drink the tea...
but I do a second fermentation with blended fruit.
Half I made with Blackberries from our garden.
 This second fermentation makes the tea fizzy and yummy!!
I also made lemon and mint...
I'm now on my third batch of Kombucha Tea....
the scoby's are growing, so we now have a Scoby hotel...



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More Reno's....new fireplace needed


So our Fireplace insert needed replacing....A year ago when we moved in...
I painted it...
The last thing I wanted was more reno's....but cooler weather is coming and hubby wanted a good working fireplace...
I cringed as they took out the old and put in the new...  I'm was not ready for more reno's!!

It was deeper than the old one...

When we had visited our son the week before he had taken this out of a house he was renovating....
 Which we decided we MAY be able to use...
It added the extra depth we needed! Within a day... my handy hubby...had our fireplace all in order!!
I was concerned how it would look...But he worked wonders:)!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Walnut Harvest

It has been interesting watching how our walnuts 'ripen'....the green coverering opens... (I wondered how that was going to turn into a walnut).
You don't pick walnuts off a tree...you pick them off the ground...so right now mornings are like an Easter Egg hunt.... picking up walnuts!!
Then we wash them...
Then hang them to dry... they say the dryer they get the easy to crack open...
I posted here on the next step of the walnuts...as we had friends give us a bag of there's from last year!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We had all the kids and grands home for Thanksgiving....
and it was a perfect one....
My wish of dinner outside happened:)
 From the oldest child...
 To the youngest grand...
It was a wonderful time!!
 All our grand girls and grand boys...4 of each!!
It's hard to get good pictures... the boys do not like their pictures taken!!
 A few pumpkins were carved....
It was a wonderful weekend...we are truly blessed!