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At around 4 pm Victoria and I were in the truck on the way back from the West Farm and feeling numb from frozen faces and I looked up at the temperature gauge above the rear vision mirror and it said 7F/ -13. A bit chilly! But we had not felt quite that cold until we …

The Ugly Soap

Every year I make this bar of soap for my daughter who has excema and for me with very dry skin.  It is very ugly but it works. It is called the Ugly Soap. She likes lemongrass as her fragrance and I like lavender and lemon. So the house is an aromatherapy haven at the …

Touching

BooBoo and Marmalade were both so determined to sleep right in front of the fire yesterday that they even agreed to share the mat, which meant touching. Even though Boo Nanny was Marmalade’s surrogate father in her very early days (here is there picture from that time just so we can sigh over it again) …

Ice Pick Head Ache

Rain in the winter makes me unsettled, especially a LOT of rain with thunder but no lightning in what should be a frozen mid winter.  Though there has to be lightning somewhere as the lightning actually creates the thunder. However yesterday and  last night we had lots of rain, dense fog and some thunder but …

Meat and Eggs

Yesterday’s day seemed brighter and longer. We had sunshine and still air. It really was a great Day One for 2017. I decided to take it as a good sign. The shortest day much have crept by  in the gloom without even ringing the bell because I cannot remember it.  John said that the whole …

How I blog and other answers

Well we have hit 2017 now. I wonder what 2017 has in store for us. For you and me and thekitchensgarden farm. Lots of hard work I think – which is good. I like hard work. We are still not quite finished with 2016 though. Here is Part TWO of the answers to your 2016 …

Home Again

I got sick.  And you know me I so seldom get sick that when I do I am FELLED.  The nights are so long in Canmore this time of year. And there is only a tiny bit of sun in the morning before it drops behind the mountain peaks. But I noticed none of this …

Shades of black and white

Cold up here. -26C/-16F  yesterday morning. I did not go outside all day and I don’t even feel guilty. These photos were taken through the window of the slow moving shuttle as we crept up the mountain to Canmore on Christmas Eve. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Lots of love celi

Bye Bye

Well, it looks like the actual book list is going to be a work in progress for a few days as yesterday AND the day before became very busy on the farm what with one thing and another and I did not get around to condensing your comments into a List.  However if you want to …