Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Family Gathering....

Since we won't be home for Christmas....We celebrated this past weekend...
The first night we had a fun 'Gift Exchange'
We ate lots....
We opened gifts...
We loved watching the youngest opening her "First Christmas" presents...
I got a picture of ALL the grands... overall they cooperated...hmmmm
 Two of the girls...
 We were entertained with Hip Hop
 Auntie...
 The Grandson's with their Pops...
We had a great time...with ALL of the family!!...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Getting Ready....



We were getting ready to head south.... 
I really wanted the Kayaks with us... 
Hubby wasn't too impressed....
Being the great man he is....he loaded them up!!
We packed the truck and headed east  to visit our children before we left!
We DO enjoy Alberta sunrises!! (and sunsets!!)

 First morning there...we took 'the beast' for a walk... 
We walked along the Sheep River... Hubby WON'T be taking any of this driftwood with us!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Walks

On a rainy morning...(which we have had quite a few of.)...we past the Elevators.
The white one above...we've heard will be torn down...and a replica built in it's spot... but remember things happen slowly in our town.
The Alberta Wheat Pool ... is now part of an Art Gallery...rumor has it it will be refurbished.
Here is a picture of them on a sunny summer day from the backside...
Actually...it is probably the front side as the railway tracks go by on this side:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In the shop

Soon we are heading south...hubby decided to get a project ready to do while we are gone...
 Using two types of wood....  Jelutong and Afrormosia ...he made a "Chess Board"
 Cut out 'pieces' using the two types of wood.
Has his carving set ready... and all packed...

He will carve the men this winter!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Barn

On a drive this summer...
We past this old barn...
Looks like they have updated the roof...

Linking with "The Barn Collective" click to see more barns...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Second Hand Stores

I'm starting to enjoy second hand store shopping... We have a great one in our new town...and I see what others get...so I do go once in awhile (and have found some nice things:). When we moved last time...we really downsized all our 'stuff'.... Our popcorn making was getting old, the top was cracked. So we got rid of it! Plus... I think you can make real good popcorn in a pan!.... Hubby is the real popcorn eater and maker...he was not impressed with the 'pan' popcorn...and craves his popcorn!

So one day we stopped in at the second hand store...
 Found this... it was clean... it 'worked' from what we could tell, and it was $2.00....
 Yes it made popcorn!!
 Hubby is happy!!... His favourite movie and game snack is easy for him to make!!
It's was a win ...win.... (I won the game:)!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday Walks

If you drive through our town...you will pass a block of foundation concrete....the town calls "The Bunker".
The foundation was poured in 2001....rumor has it that the person who started it ran out of money....

In 2011...the thought was it could be turned into apartments....

In 2015... a distillery and bistro??....

Late this summer...The Town purchased it, had openings in the foundation  enclosed.... planted a few sunflowers around it.
 It is now for sale... We hear rumblings in the coffee shop.... some locals just want it gone..

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Craft Table empty...

The PJ's are done!

My second Quilt for Kids quilt top is done...
Okay....the pattern did not turn out the way the instructions said... I'll be honest... I have to be shown how to do things...reading how to do them...just doesn't work for me...BUT it's done...I don't think anyone will notice?? After I finished it ... I woke up the next morning and realized what I was suppose to do....so maybe I need to sleep on the instructions after I read them...before I do it:)



Monday, November 14, 2016

Garlic Planted

Garlic Bulbs were finally planted... 
October had a record rainfall ....so time in the garden was limited...
We will see what happens now in the spring!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good Fences

You have to look close...but there are sheep back there!

Linking with....

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday walks....

This is the edge of Centennial Park... 
I was hoping you could see the playground and spray park to the left...
but it was the trees that caught my eye...

When we walk around town...sometimes I see something...
that makes me stop and take a picture... so some Wednesdays... I'll post these pictures!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Goat River

Goat River is a walk away....from our house
After record rainfall this fall...the river is rushing again!



Monday, November 7, 2016

Driftwood Projects

Those of you who follow me...know hubby is a collector...and one thing he collects is driftwood. He has worked on a couple projects with his collection...

 The pieces are attached with wooden dowels.
He wanted to preserve the driftwood...so he purchased a natural oil...and was hoping the colour didn't change....
 It darkened them... I think the 'bird like' one lost some of it's unique markings...but he is enjoying working with the wood!
Glad he is 'using' his collection pieces...he has also made one more Driftwood ladder.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Good Fences


Behind the fence...a hay shed...


Linking with....

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday walks...

A cloudy morning... the trees... the tracks...the backside of Columbia Brewery...
Yes we are the home of Columbia Brewery...home of the Kokanee Beer.


When we walk around town...sometimes I see something...
that makes me stop and take a picture... so some Wednesdays... I'll post these pictures!