Woods Country Cove

Thursday, July 9, 2020

It's Been Awhile

Hi . Hope all are staying cool in this heatwave and well .

Yes it has been a while since I last posted . I decided to take some time away from blogging , a bit of a break if you will and as the covid here in Ontario has improved tremendously and things are slowly getting back to normal per-say we have been  able to visit and spend more time with family as well  and our internet has been acting up some to so working on getting that fixed .
 I have been busy in the gardens trying to keep them alive with this drought we are having and praying for rain , hoping the forecast is correct and getting rain this coming weekend .

Our kids had this lovely painting done from a photo for us from a friend of theirs who is an artist, they had this done  in memory of our Misty  aka Miggs, she captured Miggs soulful loving eyes and character perfectly . We miss her so very much ❤️

As the summer moves on so are we with doing fix ups around the house that we have been meaning to get to for a long time now you know the little things that get put off lol . So things have been slowly moving along here , getting done bit by bit 😀

The yard has been busy with birds and critters and one skunk that seems to like staying here and bunking  out from behind our sheds and woodlot lol  we are trying to move him/her out without causing to much stress for it and most of all trying not to get sprayed lol .

Well that's about it for me for now  , Hope all have a good weekend .

                                                         Until next time .

                                                                  Country Gal

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Bit Of This & That & Our Happy 10th Blogversary


Hope all are doing well in these crazy times . Hope all mums had a wonderful Mothers day yesterday as well even though some of us who have adult children that live away from us and  couldn't hug our kids or  even see them in person I hope they called / texted or faced time with you .
 Our eldest son and his  fiancé made the two hour trip down on Saturday to sit out in the driveway and drop off a bouquet of lovely flowers for me and we were able to have a 2meter or 6 foot chat that was lovely and quit the surprise as we had no idea they were coming down and our youngest son called me that evening and we also had a lovely chat , also Papa bought me a lovely Mums yellow daisy plant  so that was an awesome mothers day for me .

 Papa and I are doing well here , he has been back to work now for over a week so that part of our weekly routine is normal ,our weather has been less than desirable for this time of year that's for sure , it is May right?! seems more like March these few days . We have had snow flying but thankfully haven't had any accumulation but the winds and air have been usually cold .  Our poor spring/summer birds that have returned have the look of heading back down south and saying the heck with this crud  , I thinking I'm with you on that guys lol .

So strange to see the snow fly this time of year  and hearing our neighbors cutting their grass at the same time lol !
Little bits of snow flakes falling in this quick pic but after I took it the snow fell harder and faster but again thankfully it never accumulated just melted on contact FEW! My spring flowers have taken a beating with this weather but some remain vigilant and bloom on .

We are very much missing our Miggy , and are  beginning to come to terms with the fact that she has crossed the rainbow bridge and are able to look back  at the thousands of photos we have of her and  remember all the good times we had , she will forever be loved and remembered and will forever be in our hearts .

Yesterday was Woods Country Cove 10th  blogversary  , yup 10 years ago I sat down at my computer and figured out how and what to do for a blog and it has been a wonderful 10 years and thousands of photos and posts later  thanks to all of you who have followed and  or commented , there has been lots of friends made through blogging over the years, lots of ups and downs to and tons of support  and fun seeing and enjoying others neck of the woods and learning different things from one another .  I will try to keep going in blog land as much as I can but I am finding Facebook and Instagram are taking over the blogging world more now as it is all accessible and easier from other devises . I do have a Facebook page and am on it these days more than here and can use my smart phone to do posts and pics  on my Facebook page , I don't have this blog linked to Facebook like others do or use Instagram  as I like to keep this blog  separate from those platforms .

Well I think I have babbled on long enough here lol , I am looking forward to getting back out into the yard and gardens and get going again with my daily walks  by mid week as the weather gets back to how it is supposed to be from then on  , thank goodness..
                                              Until next time, Stay safe , We will get through this !

                                          Country Gal

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Wishing All Mums Out There


                                             Country Gal

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Taking It All Day By Day


Papa and I have been doing ok with these crazy times of the Covid-19  and all  thankfully all our family and friends are well  . Papa was off work for two weeks because of the restrictions of essential jobs but then was called back as they need him to ship some essential building materials so that's good for us  but whats been hard for us is each day with out our Miggs , it just hasn't been the same  at all, I find myself tearing up from time to time still especially when somethings I am doing and I look about for her as I always have done ,  and when Papa comes home from work she isn't there to greet him home with a tail wag and I find it very quiet and lonely about the house with out her here and all the little things we all did together  I go on our route for my walk that we used to take in honer of our precise girl and I can feel her presence with  and yes I talk to her to like I did when she was there in body and mind but now she is with me in spirit , we miss her dearly  ❤️.

I have been doing some garden clean up and take the odd photo here and there . Parts of our Provence have a provincial  no burn ban in the Fire Zone areas due to the Covid-19 to make sure firefighters are in areas where they are needed most during this pandemic and not all municipalities do  have a burn ban like ours ,most of the burn ban is in the north in cottage country, Southwestern Ontario does not have a burn ban and our municipality website has not posted any burn ban , so I had a campfire with all the garden clippings and clean up .

 It has been wonderful to get outside again in the yard with the warm sunshine  and get going with the gardens just seems each spring I find muscles I forgot I had when it comes to gardens and yard work lol !
 Our tree swallows , purple martins and Barn swallows have all returned and early this this year .

 My little woodpecker on our big old tree by our feeders seems to keep the birds occupied as they check it out every day to see if he is real lol  my mom in law brought it back from Florida for me .

 Our first Garter snake of the season decided to pay us a visit and take a few moments to warm himself in the sunshine .
             All of our spring flowers are in full force now and all look so pretty .

 I have my Humming bird and Oriole feeders up waiting their return which should be any day now .

The sun is shining and the temps are rising day by day and the times are getting a bit easier to cope with as the new norm hopefully not permanent we learn to deal with and take each  moment to enjoy more so then before . I am thankful for all things even more so now and am thankful for modern technology as we can still keep in contact with family and friends in many different ways and I hope this pandemic will be over soon and all can get back to the way it was before .

                                            Until next time  , Stay safe all  .

                                    Country Gal


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Our Broken Hearts

It has been heart breaking and such sad days for Papa and I as  our beautiful sweet girl Misty aka Miggs  passed away  on Sunday April 12th 2020 . Our lives , house and yard has changed and is soo quiet now with out her , I will miss having her by my side as I wander about taking photos  and her being there to supervise us as we do our yard work and gardens and all the things we loved to do as a family ,  her funny little quirks for her treats ,  all the cuddles and kisses .  I went  on our  walk today all by myself  and  it hurt so much not having her physically there with me but I knew and felt her spiritual presence with me the entire time. Miggs will always be in our hearts and memories for ever .

Goodbye to you our trusted friend , it's hard to die when all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air  ,pretty flowers every where , We'll think of you and you'll  be there,
We had joy, We had fun  ,We had seasons in the sun ,You gave us love , You gave us joy , You gave us everything and more , Every time that we were down ,You would always come around be there to turn our frowns upside down and made us  feel like all was ok and showed us so much love every single day .
                                            You 'll be forever in our hearts .❤️❤️
                                                            Country Gal & Papa  xoxo

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Getting Through it & Enjoying Spring

Hello , hope all are well and able to keep busy .

Papa is still able to go to work for now and all  are taking the necessary precautions in this crazy time.  He and I are well and are just doing what needs to be done as best as we can day by day .

 I have been able to be outside in the yard enjoying the sunshine warmer temps and all things spring as Miggs and I for time we are out there .
Hope these few photos give you a smile , and if you are able to be outside take advantage of it as the fresh air sights and sounds of nature really does the heart and soul good .

                  Every day this week I have enjoyed the sunrise from my kitchen window .

The bunnies are out and about every morning in the back yard , but as soon as Miggs goes out they scatter lol !

I saw these Tundra Swans fly over way up high for the last time as they migrate to the Arctic .

         Mr & Mrs Robin have been busy every day gathering food and nesting materials .

Mrs Robin likes to sit on our rain gauge and trill and giggle and sing her beautiful song every morning and evening .

            Bushes and trees are budding now and spring flowers are reaching to the sky's .

                     Mr Nuthatch has been busy filling up on seed and playing in the trees .

Mrs Dove taking a well deserved break after she has been collecting nesting material from the gardens every day rigorously and making a nest in our cedar hedges.

Miggs is doing well , looking a little scruffy as this is the time she would of already gone to the groomer but she is enjoying the nicer weather outside with me .

We are to be getting  rain for the next few days . Miggs and I have also been enjoying our early morning walks , we see the odd neighbour walking their dog and we stay across the road form one another and have a little chat then off we go on our way other then that our valley and village streets  are pretty much deserted , I myself don't find the isolation  any different as I am a home body anyways and prefer the comforts of our home ,  the yard , Miggs and the nature we are so blessed to have here  .

                                          Stay well all .  Until next time .

                                 Country Gal