Woods Country Cove

Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Monday, May 31, 2010


This weekend was more of a relaxing weekend, we just puttered around took pictures and took the dog for a walk.



This is the bird house Hubby built, he cut from logs, put a hinged door on the back for easy cleaning and added the cedar pieces and the twig. I love it! what a great job honey!         

             Hubby trying to relax, Misty still thinks she is a lap dog !

Misty and me! say cheese ! uh-oh better not pup loves cheese .

         Hubby taking a picture of me taking a picture of him, silly !     

Misty stealing dad's chair ! sneaky pup !

            Hubby quietly taking photos !

            All in all it was a great relaxing weekend, Hubby will have some great photos to add later !



Friday, May 28, 2010


Today we finished some planting of flowers, put some of the flowers in 2 of our gardens and all of our planters.We still have to sort and organize our back garden .Yesterday we put mulch around our new bushes and filled the gardens and planters with new top soil. The weather the past few days has been very hot and humid but today was cooler.We bought some new bird feeders as the squirrels could get into the old ones even though I put bowls of food out for them , we have a total of 12 feeders, 4 Hummingbird feeders , 2 which are in my hanging basket's, 2 Oriole  feeder's , 2  Niger feeders, 2 sunflower feeders , 1 song bird mixed and a wood house feeder with mixed and peanuts, then I put out 3 bowls with sunflower seeds, peanuts and mixed , my goodness we have to remortgage the house to feed our critters lol. We do the same in the winter as well. Its great to watch all the birds and critters ,to see the butterfly's fluttering from flower to flower to hear the song birds in the mornings and evenings as they fliter about from feeder to feeder. We have a family of cotton tail bunnies living under my potting shed and they come out to graze early morning and in the evening as the sun slowly sets, its wonderful! The wild life that goes on around our Country Cove is fantastic! So after all that we both sat on our patio , relaxed  , did some reading and hubby did some of his carving as nature around us was busy and entertaining us.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


    We had a good time at the antique shop, I found my ceramic butter dish which is now hard to get and a utensil holder , the funny thing is I already had the milk jug that has the same pattern on it that I got from my mum's place 2 years ago. Hubby found a really nice wood carving set from the 1920's in great condition and the old brass kettle from before, what a great find.   


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Today was our pups first time in our boat, she loved it and did very well. We were a little worried that she would be scared and maybe get sick, but she was great. She sat proud the entire time and loved the wind in her fur. We bought a doggie life jacket for her and she wears it well. Even though she wanted to go swimming we didn't let her as we wanted her to just take getting used to the boat first, next time she can swim with us. We will have pics next time. Earlier We went to the antique shop and we both got some really nice things, hubby found a old wood carving set , he is now trying his hand at wood carving .He is quite the handy man and very good at making things. Hubby had a good Birthday and we had a good day all round.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Today is my wonderful husbands birthday .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  I love you with all my heart and soul, more then all the stars in the sky. you are my moon, my sun  , my world.                                   

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Today the weather was great. Our son is down for the long weekend. We put our boat in our marina and went for a fantastic boat ride for hours touring the lake . The water is still a bit chilly for tubing, so that we will do in a week or two when the water has a chance to warm up. We have another boat that's smaller that hubby is refurbishing and that boat will be our fishing boat for up and down the river, cant wait! So earlier today we went a bought fishing gear, we can fish in our big boat but that one has to be used on the lake as its a heavy boat and requires deep water to run in.We will be taking our cameras with us next time and get some shots of the lake and the wild life.

Friday, May 21, 2010


This little guy was living in our front yard. He is so tiny our son and I named him tea cup,he was small enough to fit in one. We gave him a huge carrot and it took the little guy forever to eat .


I love to take close ups of flowers, sometimes you can really see their detail and how remarkable they look inside.          


This is our kitty Harley.She is  one and half years old. Hubby's parents found her as a tiny kitten wondering their home, so mum fed her and gave her a bed to sleep in in their garage, unfortunately they couldn't keep her cause they already had a cat and a dog so she asked us if we could take her,WELL! as soon as I saw the picture mum sent us I fell in love with the poor little thing and we took her into our home. We called her Harley cause she purs so loud like a Harley Davidson motor bike running, which I love Harley Davidson's. She is a very cuddly kitty and loves to sit with us and in the open windows and watch the birds and squirrels. Misty and Harley get along pretty good with a few acceptations of Misty wanting to chase her around the house and play but Harley is to quick for Misty but Harley sits just far enough to tease Misty and it starts again, a mad house at times!




Thursday, May 20, 2010


We are in the midst's of training our pup to stay on the property. We have the pet fence with the collar that if she goes to close to the boundary it gives her a little jolt to teach her to stay with in the boundary. It is working so far and she loves the fact that she can be with mum & dad and not always in her kennel. She is a very excitable pup and we sware she has dogie A,D,H,D . But she is a very lovable girl. She is mixed with Schnauzer, Border Collie, Shepherd and Golden Retriever, all working breads and hipper breads. She is a happy pup and does aim to please thats for sure.                                                                                      


We went to an antique store yesterday, and the stuff there was amazing, a definite return for us. There was so much to look at it would take hours to see everything. I saw this brass kettle and fell in love with it so I had to have it .  Hubby collects spoons from around the world and he found a bunch of them that he doesn't have, so he hit the jack pot as well lol. We will be going back soon with lots of space in the truck and time to really go through the store. I love antiques, the history and the stories they have to tell, its amazing .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This is our rain barrel, It wasn't tall enough so my hubby rigged something up.We use the rain water from it to water our flowers.


  This tree wasn't doing well and it was kind of dangerous to leave, so we had it cut down . We made it into a planter, didn't want to cut it right down. We thought it gave the area and the stump some character.


     This is my potting table hubby built for me, isn't he wonderful!                                                            



 Sun is shining , its a beautiful warm day today. We love to garden and create with some materials that we have around the house. This tree is over 100 years old and we love it, so we decided to give it a pick me up. Hubby cut logs in half  and used  them for the edging of this garden, we then filled it with soil and planted our flowers.           

 This old tree provides shade, homes for the birds and beauty for all to see.                                                                                    

Our small garden we made around the birch tree.