Home of Julie Anne McRae and George Brown

Mild, at last

Above zero and all is well. The ponies can drink water at any time of the day. The cats can poke their noses out of doors. The dog can stay out long enough to remind the neighbour dogs that he is still in charge. Bark..bark..bark..bark.. A fair dump of snow three days ago had me stuck at the bottom of the driveway. I was planning to work from home the next day anyway, but it is still a bother. At some point in the...

Bright lights, big pretty

More snow and bizarre temperatures fluctuate 25 degree differences from one day to the next, where a daytime high occurs in the middle of the night. The new TV is giving us grief. One feels bad paying $1000 for high def and then hooking up the rabbit-ears. Do we now sign up for satellite? And opt for the HD package? Would be silly not to get the PVR in that case. Upsell…upsell…geez louise, we’re...

Quick, everybody out

The temperature has climbed into the minus tens. Hurray and get all the outside chores done before it drops again. There’s christmas tree to chuck to the birds, horse poo to shovel and haul, decks to clear, and TVs to sled to and from the balehouse. Yes, plural. Don’t really know why we collect these things but there were two poorly functioning sets up in the cabin. Both get tossed in the sled and hauled...

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