Woods Country Cove

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back To School And Memories


Back to school today for all the kiddies  . The school bus passed us here at 8am full of kids and on it’s way to collect more ! I always enjoyed school  as a kid the only thing I didn’t like was leaving all my animal friends on farm behind but loved it when I got home I would run straight to them all and tell  them of my day  , the chickens were the best lol .

This is my mum and I waiting for the school bus when I was little . I cant remember what was in that brown  paper bag  We didn’t have back packs in those days  lol that bag looks bigger then me lol knowing my mum it was everything I needed lol !  This is on the farm back in the late 60’s early 70’s   .


Mum stayed home and looked after the farm as my dad worked out side the farm as well . I loved coming home to fresh baked goodies and the smell of it in the kitchen !  Mum would have veggies from the garden on the counter ready to be canned or frozen . My fave was  a fresh home baked chocolate  chip cookie after school !


                                                       This is me getting on the bus on the first day of school .

                         I still remember the bus drivers name Mr Dodds who was my bus driver for 8 years , he was a nice man also a cattle farmer !


I don't remember this as much but this is my sister , my brother and I all ready for school and waiting for the bus !

     Every year school starts back up my memories of it all come flooding back as do the memories of the farm !

                              Do you remember your first day of school and was it fun or did you dread  it all  ?

                                                                         Until next time my friends !

                                                                           Country Gal

Monday, September 1, 2014



WOW ! September already ? where does the time go .  It is humid here today and over cast with  chance of rain and thunderstorms later . This day is the Labour day holiday  for  many of us and an extra day Papa has to putter or just relax .

                                            The sunrise yesterday was pretty shining through the  wisps  of clouds over the valley  .

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                            Papa got the jump start on leaves  as they are already falling from our trees .

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                                                   We had our chiminea going  , I love the wood smoke smell !AUGUST 2014 (4 of 4)

The birds are feasting like crazy every day at the feeders and some are even snacking on what’s left of my cone flowers !

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                Some plants and flowers are beginning to come to an end in the gardens and some are still thriving !

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I forgot to share this,  a while ago there were these two ladies dressed in their traditional clothing in the evenings  that deliver home made backed goods by horse and wagon , I had to get a photo of them ! .

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                           I just loved seeing them and hearing the horses clippity clop of his hooves on the road !

             Lots of farmers are busy in the area getting their harvests done and brought in , lots of tractor's/ combines  in the fields and lots of farm hands out picking the crops to , more travel  on the country roads this time of year as they travel from field to field . The sweet smell of corn crops and bales of hay in the fields is wonderful !   The next full  moon will be the  Harvest moon and it will be early this year  , if your like me an love the full moons then look for the Harvest full moon on September the 8th –9th . I am looking forward to fall colours , cool fresh breezes and lots of fall photos lol !

                                          Thank you to all for your prayers and blessing for our Grandma .

                                                                   Until next time my friends !

                                                                       Country Gal

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just A Little Note


Hello every one . I am still around , just have been fighting an ear infection so not been feeling up to much .

We  got word the other day  that Papa’s Grandma his dad’s mum  is not doing well she is in intensive care  since last week  so Papa and I made the three hour trip up and spend most of the day with her yesterday  . Yes I did ask if it was ok for me to be near her as I have an ear infection the Dr’s basically said  how to put this , the poor old girl is on so much meds and morphine that it is just a matter of time   Papa’s Grandma is 94  and hasn’t been able to live a normal life for years as she has been ill and fighting the good fight and has told us many times  that that’s it  she wants to go   as she feels she isn’t  or hasn’t  been living the last few years of her life like she wants . It sounds cruel here but I think for her it is better that she reaches for the heavens and the man upstairs now realizes she needs peace  , dignity and a  freed  sprit .

We love you Grandma and will miss you , we will never forget you  for you will always be in our hearts and memories !


                        This is Grandma  3 years ago at  her birthday party  laughing and enjoying family   !

                   May you have peace soon Grandma  and do all in the after life of the heavens that you didn’t get to do in this one !.

                                                                Country Gal