Christmas and Halloween or other seasons, there's always something to do.

  • Seasonal

    Storm update from this past weekend

    snowstorm,Nova Scotia, Loch Katrine
    #11. Snowshoeing Jan 28

    Storm Update…we still have no power. This whole mess started Fri at 5 pm. Estimated time of restoration is 8:15 pm Feb 2. ┬áWith that said, my neighbour got his power back 8 pm this evening. The internet wireless tower is downstream of him so it has power, which allows us to finally get back online with the help of generator but can’t do anything else.

    Below are some pictures from a walk on Saturday, along the old road on our property.


  • Seasonal

    Snowfall… Skyfall

    This morning with the new snow of the season fallen to the ground, I had the feeling to write lyrics to this snowfall, a la Adele’s Skyfall song.

    I’m not savvy enough to embed text into a video and time it to a musical recording. So, find your copy of Adele’s music and sing along to this little ditty I wrote this morning. Need a song to listen to? Let this play while reading the lyrics below:


    Is this pretend?
    Feel my hands. Cannnn they bend?
    Feel my toes move and defend
    My choice to be outdoors again.

    And I recommend
    you hold you breath this moment,
    With convulsions, saying within
    Its friggin’ cold, I’m frooooozen.

    Let the snow fall
    When it melts
    We will party all
    Face the sun together

    Let the snow fall
    When it melts
    We will party all
    Face the sun together
    At snowfall
    That snowfall

    Snowfall is when it starts
    Bending with the shovel and I fart
    That sinking feeling, shorts are dark
    You might point your finger, you may call me names
    while getting underwear at Walmart

    Let the snow fall (let the snow fall)
    When it melts (when it melts)
    We will party all (we will party all)
    Face the sun together

    Heading to the mall (let the snow fall)
    People grumble (people grumble)
    Line ups at the stall (line ups at the mall)
    Standing all together
    At snowfall

    (Let the snow fall
    When it melts
    We will party all)

    Where to put the snow
    So high I can’t see
    Was this really meant to be?
    I know this for certainty
    To be in the barn
    away from the storm
    Put my face in my hands
    No man’s land.

    Let the snow fall (let the snow fall)
    When we crumble (when we crumble)
    Seeing it all (Seeing it all)
    Wishing for nice weather

    Let the snow fall (let the snow fall)
    Ice and tumble (ice and tumble)
    Medics we will call (medics we will call)
    Ankle back together
    After snowfall

    When the snow falls
    We will swear all
    At snow fall

  • Gardening,  Seasonal

    There’s a fungus among us

    Yellow forest fungus
    unknown Yellow forest fungus

    Mother nature’s provided us with this little batch of wonderfulness, cropping up on the forest floor last evening and spread to double its size overnight. Any fungi fanatics out there might know what it is? That stump is about 7 inches diameter.




  • Jig Saw,  Seasonal,  Yard Art

    Zombie Yard Art – Grasp!

    woodworking plans, zombies,yard art,decorations,Halloweeen
    Zombie Grasp Yard Art

    We have about 50 new zombie yard art patterns in our store now, and a few more custom Halloween yard art projects coming soon. ┬áI figured I’d squeeze in some time┬áto make one of these. So let’s start with┬áthe Zombie Grasp yard art pattern. The full size drawing to make your own is available here.