Woods Country Cove

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Day At The Beach



    Dog beach that is . Papa , myself and Miggs went to the dog beach yesterday one of two beaches for dogs down at Port Burwell which is on the north shores of lake Erie which is a 6 min drive from us  . It is with in the conservation down there where they have other beaches around as well as camping , picnic areas and hiking trails . The first beach is dogs on leash so we took her there for a bit then we went over to the unleashed beach and that was fun !  Miggs met a new friend named Cenna . They had a blast and so did we . There were lots of  doggies chasing balls and sticks in the water and running off with them making their owners chase them , yes even Miggs did that to lol lots of barks and tail wags and Rolly Polly's in the sand by all the dogs  lol !

                                                                                      I took photos and video .




Video didn’t want to load here for some reason so I have these video links that go straight to my YouTube page if you would like to click on to see Miggs playing on the beach and in the water with Papa and her new friend Cenna  you can exit my  YouTube  page and it will bring you back to the this post    .

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Any who we had a ball and Miggs was soo tired by the time we got home  . She had  slepted all evening . It only cost $14 for the entire day there and that covers the entire Conservation area and parking not bad  we were there at about 9:30am and came home at about 3pm . We were all fresh aired out and water logged lol ! Oh and a bit sun burnt to well Papa and I are lol ! So all in all  GREAT day for us all .  Papa is on  a wee vacation till Tuesday .

                                                                          Until next time .

                                                               Country Gal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Quiet Weekend


It was a quiet weekend here, nothing pressing had to be done  just the usual grass cutting , trimming  and laundry . Papa’s sister and family came down  for a visit over at his mom & dads so we were over there visiting  and then off they went to the water park called Wolly World  it has go carts a big water park  ,mini golf, reg golf, arcade you name it , in the city of London Ontario  and then they went  back home  which is a two hour drive . I bet they were all tired . It was good to see them  ,  my how the  kids grow fast .

It was a very hot and humid weekend  but we were good with it lots of shade  and at least there was a breeze . In the late  afternoon we would go in to cool off then as the sun set , we would  pop out for a bit and end the day  by  sitting on the patio porch watching the sun set with cuppa tea in hand watching and listening to all  the birds as they snuggled down to bed  and listened  and watched  the night creatures  , crickets , bats flying catching their food , peepers down by the river , the odd dog barking , bunnies quietly hopping about  , firefly's or lightning bugs as we called them   lighting up their paths  all good stuff .

Papa was busy  in his work shop and at his craft table he has in there now making me a wonderful hanging garden sign . All done but one sign pointing to Papa’s work shop  that will be done and put up soon .

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I put my butterfly chime on the sign as well  ok Papa did  my idea for that lol  and I did a little butterfly water dish there hanging with a few rocks in it for them to sit on and a few orange slices in it as they love oranges  .

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I love it Papa . I tell you Papa comes up with the coolest ideas for our gardens  , we still have to find a perfect place for his bird houses all though we already have quite a few being occupied now lol . Papa is also working on our picket fence corner garden that will  take a bit longer as he is building and shaping each piece , I cant wait  I am already planning what to put in it for next year !

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           Butterfly's and bumble bees were busy this weekend in the gardens as they have been all week !

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The Cicadas are buzzing up a storm in this humidity haven’t seen one low to the ground yet or any of their armour left behind . So a quiet weekend indeed but a nice one !

              Hot and sticky again today but we are keeping cool under the patio porch and Miggs .. ? well she is keeping the squirrels in check .

                                                                         Until next time .


Friday, July 24, 2015

B Is For


                                                        Butterfly’s .. all kinds of them here .

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                                                      B is for butterfly bush they love this plant .

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                                              B is for  believe all this was  yesterday   as it was such a beautiful  day .

                              I had butterfly's and bees all around me as I sat there watching and photographing them .

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                    B is also for baby birdies that were feasting and being fed by Mama as they napped  by the garden waiting .

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                                             The little guy on the left almost fell over  as he was snoozing .

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               B is for   Barney our Barn Swallow who loves to sit upon the wire in the front of the house and chit chat !

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                                                          B is for blooms bursting with colour !

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                                                            B is for Balloon flowers finally blooming.

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                                                 B is for the Bee balm bush  it is a hit this year with  the bumble bees .

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                                      B is for bathing in the sun and a back scratch which Miggs is famous for lol !


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                                                 B is for bless my gardens with all kinds of  beauty .

                                              There is a real  little butterfly on the sign there  to lol !

                                                                        Until next time .

                                                                    Country Gal

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


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                                                                                  Country Gal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I Did Not Know This


I have been out side weeding this fine sunny cool breezes summer day  and just thought to myself  … self  ?I really don't know much about this plant even though I have  had them for years . I know , lets Google it …. so that I did from my lap top on the patio porch on this fine perfect summer day …  Well  little did I know .

               Tanacetum parthenium or as I know it as Feverfew .


Tanacetum parthenium or Feverfew  is a traditional medicinal herb which is commonly used to prevent migraine headaches, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. Well what ya know I have tons of it growing around in our Birch tree garden . I do love it’s little dainty  daisy flowers .

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The plant grows into a small bush up to around 46 cm (18 in) high with citrus-scented leaves, and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies. It spreads rapidly, and they will cover a wide area after a few years. No kidding it spreads like wild fire .

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It’s Uses 

Feverfew has been used as a herbal treatment to reduce fever and to treat headaches , arthritis  and digestive problems. There is some clinical data backing up these uses though more scientific research is needed in order to prove feverfew's efficacy conclusively.

The active ingredients in feverfew include parthenolide. There has been some scientific interest in parthenolide, which has been shown to induce apoptosis in some cancer cell lines in vitro and potentially to target cancer stem cells. There are no published studies of parthenolide or feverfew in humans with cancer. The parthenolide content of commercially available feverfew supplements varies substantially, by over 40-fold, despite labeling claims of "standardization". A study found that the actual parthenolide content of these supplements bore little resemblance to the content claimed on the product label.

Long-term use of feverfew followed by abrupt discontinuation may induce a withdrawal syndrome featuring rebound headaches and muscle and joint pains Feverfew can cause allergic reactions, including contact dermatitis. Other side effects have included gastrointestinal upset such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence. When the herb is chewed or taken orally it can cause mouth ulcers and swelling and numbness of the mouth .Feverfew should not be taken by pregnant women .It may interact with blood thinners and increase the risk of bleeding, and may also interact with a variety of medications metabolized by the liver


The word "feverfew" derives from the Lain  word febrifugia, meaning "fever reducer" although it is no longer considered useful for that purpose. Though its earliest medicinal use is unknown, it was documented in the first century (AD) as an anti-inflammatory by a Greek herbalist physician.

                                                                     Huh !   WOW ! who knew ?

                                                                        Country Gal

Sunday, July 19, 2015

So It’s Sunday Evening


  And the weekend is over already . It has been very humid this weekend  and thunderstorms just rolled through with rain  making it even more humid . The sun is shining  in the west thunder booming every where around us as the clouds shift  and now travel all along the east .  Papa and I puttered as it was quite hot and did a bit of in side and outside puttering .

We were able to at least enjoy some out side time in the mornings and late evening  but come the mid afternoons it was just too hot .

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                                   I saw Mr Bunny early this morning sneaking up to have breakfast with Mr Dove !

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                                He seems to have that look on his face as if to say  ( I’m not here you don't see me lol )

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   And where was Miggs ? you ask ? why she was up in bed snoozing with Papa . Sunday mornings are their sleep in mornings !

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                            I love how well our Clematis is doing again this year as it creeps up the big old tree !

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                                  Our gardens are doing well don't have the front ones here but doing well also !

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The sky's early  Saturday  morning from my kitchen window  as the sun was rising , there  was a thick fog  with all the humidity and moister  as I was making my cuppa tea . Then Saturday early morning we went into town to do some shopping and get some bits and pieces .

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A little hummer sitting in our front tree in the sunrise and thick fog as I spotted him out the kitchen window . oh my look , even the cob webs on the tree   are  bigger then he is !

So because of the humid weather we haven’t  been doing a lot  but when we did do some things out side we would come in and cool off  . It was like having a revolving door as we were in and out all weekend !

                                             But earlier today Miggs had some play time with the .

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         I’m gona get you water NOM NOM ! SNIFF , SNORT A A A  CHEWWWW !!! I don't like water up my nose Mama !

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                                                                    But this is fun !!!  GRR !!!!  WOOF !!!

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We all had fun .. well ok Papa and I had fun watching Miggs but she had fun trying to catch the water from the sprinkler, funny how every time she was done she went and did a big  groaning  rolly polly on the grass lol !

      So that was our weekend  how was your weekend ? what did you get up to ? was it  hot, humid or rainy and cool ?  or all of the above ?!

                                                                            Until next time .