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

Christmas Book List (2016)

I have arrived in Canmore after a very eventful journey. More on that later as it is Christmas Eve here and time to relax. I have completed our Christmas Book List at the very last minute. There are no pictures which will make it easier to print. I have pictures for you tomorrow – it has …

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 …

Annual Book List request 2016

Firstly – Thank You  for yesterday- I have many great questions to answer while I am travelling. This will be fun. Most excellent. Now the next thing on our Christmas List is our Christmas Book List! I had not forgotton. This year, because last years list got SO BIG and SO LONG (like many of you …

A question?

Three sleeps until I climb onto a plane to Canada for the first of my winter Travels. My first trip will be up into the mountains behind Calgary, Canada. Up to Canmore, a small skiing town. My son works on the ski fields up there and also trains avalanche dogs. He has two. One of …

In the night,

as one lone coyote howled out on the frozen tundra (and Boo answered from THE COUCH! ), the temperatures dropped soundlessly to -12F/-24C. By midnight the wave of frigid air had rolled through and without pause the temperatures began to rise again. Not a breath of wind just this inexorable deepening then lightening of terrible …

Little Pig in the House

This little piggy stopped eating and stopped getting out of bed. He was hunched and lethargic.  The others would push and pull eating at the food and by lunchtime he would just stand still while they jostled him this way and that. Just like the other piglet that died last week. And  then he stopped getting …

The Ring-Master

Sheila. Showing you her performing cows.  She literally has them running rings around her. They obey her every bark. Not a lot of news from yesterday unless you want to call weather news. Which I would rather not but that is all I have. Frozen rain was falling from the sky over-night.  As we prepare …

Big Birds in Barns

The barn is heaving with birds at the moment, not only the big domestic birds- all the homeless roosters that are not allowed to live with the hens, the peahens and the two oldest guinea fowl on the planet, and Mr Flowers the peacock, here is dear old Pania – one of the original peafowl, …

the full moon night

After the dinner is done and the dishes  are done and the writing is done. I  stand in front of the fire and put all my cold weather gear back on, my clown suit, the jacket, the hats, the scarf, the gloves, pick up the long torch and walk out with the dogs into the …