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Monday, August 13, 2012

A Ducky kind of day...


Happy Monday, everyone.. 

They sure seem to roll around quickly lately, don't they?  
I hope you all had a great weekend.. 
We had a lot of rain which we needed so needless to say the shop was not busy.. 

Terry and I went out for breakfast on Saturday to the lovely St. Martins Country Inn... 
I did a post about this beautiful place before HERE but thought I would take some quick pics to share with you all.. 


This is a picture of the old Victorian mansion that we  locals here call THE CASTLE...  


Isn't it something?  

And Michele who runs it for her Dad in the Summer months is the dearest thing.. 
Her children were home from the Prairies and so we were happy to meet them.. Gorgeous children with their Mom's sweet personality..

Michele bought this old latern at a wonderful little shop here called the House of Henry.. grin..


It is now hanging by the front door... 

This is the view going back down the drive.. 
It is hard to see for it is a foggy day over the Bay but it is a simply beautiful view... 


Oh by the way, that lovely yellow house right on the sea is for sale..

Can you tell where the sky ends and the Bay begins?  
smile..

It does not take much to make me smile but we had the purest luck in watching these ducks as we drove down the lane.. 


A sweet little pond right out front .. 
Did I mention that I have this thing for ducks.. and sheep... grin..


They have decided to go across town for brunch.. 

May as well use the modern mode of travel... 


They feel very blessed to  have the new bridge as it makes life easier... 


Where in the world is Daffy? 
 There is always one who is poky.. grin..

There she is...
Better late than never, I guess..


She believes in travelling the old fashioned way...


Well, she made it ...
 And feels so  good after a bit of exercise.. 


Let's see what is on the menu for today.. 
I think they prefer the buffet style... 
grin...

Sorry about that.. Sometimes, I can't help myself... 

Anyway... 
Today I turned these into...


These...


Tarts.... 

Oh Clove Where Art thou? 
And... 
Morning Coffee... 
They smell wonderful... 

And the other day I used one of the lessons we learned at Kings Landing and made a batch of Tansy Ointment.. 
It is supposed to be good for Arthritis...


I used oils instead of lard and it turned out more green than yellow.. 
I am going to try it and see if it helps... 
I will let you know... 

Thank you so much for dropping by and for all of your sweet comments.. 
So thankful, too, for all of your prayers.. 
I appreciate them very much... 

I am still trying to reply to each comment.. 
I find this easier than the email way.. 

Have a blessed and wonderful week, my friends... 
Hugs...

45 comments:

  1. Faye
    What a beautiful place to dine!
    Oh, those ducks are so sweet!
    And you sure found an unusual lantern-so neat!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Kim..
      Blessings..

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  2. Lovely photos ! I loved your photos of the ducks and the words soo cute I had to giggle ! It is raining here now this evening and will continue through tomorrow . I don't mind rainy days but would prefer it if I didn't have pain in my body when it rains ! Have a wonderful evening !

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    1. Hope you are feeling better soon, Elaine..
      Sending prayers your way, my friend..

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  3. Hello Faye, my friend...... Wonderful light and so fitting for the Castle. Would love to go there for a wee meal. It is a very neat old place. I did not realize it was that close to the Bay. One last thing, I want the yellow house and I want to move in as soon as possible!!!!!!! HA!

    Hope you are feeling okay...my prayers are with you, Dear.

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    1. I want you to move in asap, too, Sue.. grin...
      Then we could have tea every afternoon.. Just a few houses down from me..
      smile..

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  4. Dear Faye,
    I really enjoyed the pics of the ducks, they are so precios coming across the bridge. Well have a great week. Love Ya. God Bless.
    Chae

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    1. Just prayed for you this morning, Char..
      Have a blessed week, dear...

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    2. Thanks for your prayers

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  5. The castle is quite beautiful! Love those old victorian homes. I so enjoyed those cute little ducks crossing the bridge. Hope everything is well with you and Terry. Only a short few weeks now til the granddaughter arrives; I'm so excited that I'll soon be a grandma! Let you know when she gets here.

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    1. I am so happy for you, Christine.. Grands are lovely...
      Blessings..

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  6. loved the castle!
    would love to own the yellow house, now!
    hope the ointment helps, please post if it does,
    we we could use some too!
    blessings! and quack, quack!!

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    1. Perhaps you should gather some tansy, Ann ...
      Just in case it works and then you will have some ready..
      Just hang it and dry it.. OK?
      Hugs..

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  7. Oh I want that yellow house!
    ~Christina

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    1. It is still for sale, Christina.. smile..
      Thanks for visiting, dear..

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  8. What an interesting house Faye, and I love the ducks (of course). We just bought 7 more little ones, and have hatched a new duckling under one of our bantams, so sweet :) I've been praying for you, I so hope you are feeling your sweet self again, and back to making your goodies! With love, Carly xx

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    1. You blessed girl.. I would love to have some but we would have to stay home and not come here for the Summer...
      Someday, perhaps..
      Blessings, dear friend..

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  9. Good Morning Faye Henry
    Thank you for taking us along.
    WOnderful pictures.
    Loved the silly joke too. :)
    Hugs
    Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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    1. Good Morning, Trace..
      Thanks for coming along..
      You know you love silly... grin..

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  10. That ointment looks like it would be easier to apply than a liquid oil... I wonder if that one we did in class ever hardened up?? Did you also use wormwood??
    -L-

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    1. No, Lindsay... I didn't have any and when I mentioned it to her she said tansy would work alone.. So.. I will see.
      The one we did probably hardened but would not be a nice texture .. grin..
      Blessings, my dear..

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  11. I don't always comment, but I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at your pictures. I love the "castle" and the ducks.

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    1. Love reading your comments when you do, my dear..
      God bless..

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  12. Hi Faye

    The castle looks like a lovely place to dine - do you know, are they open daily?

    The weather is very stifling in Sussex these days, I envy you what I imagine are fresh breezes off the water in St Martins.

    Thank you for your posts - they are are their own fresh breeze!

    Laurie

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    1. Hi dear Laurie..
      It has been a heavenly Summer here this year.. The breezes are so refreshing and we can smell the sea which I love..
      Yes, the Castle is open daily and have wonderful lunch specials..
      Let me know if you are headed this way ...OK?
      Hoping to see you ...

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  13. Awesome and I mean it not just saying it!
    The ducks are so comical!
    I'm sure the yellow house will be snapped up soon as it's in the perfect spot!
    So glad you are feeling better - what a scare to have to call the ambulance but I'm praying you keep well!
    God bless
    Christine

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    1. Thank you, dear Christine..
      I know you are praying for me.. One thing that I can trust, eh?
      The yellow house used to be a bed and breakfast and I am sure someone will buy it soon...
      Hope you are keeping well in Northern Ireland..
      Blessings...

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  14. I am so thankful you are feeling better and that it was nothing serious. Your pictures are lovely. I would love to live in the yellow house. It is so pretty. Take care of yourself and God bless.

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    1. H Donna.. Have you ever been to Canada? It looks like your way, eh?
      God bless, my friend.. Thanks for the sweet comment..

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  15. faye... what a delightful post! that castle is gorgeous! i would love to explore each & every nook & cranny in it! i love old houses! glad you are feeling better! of course, i'm partial to sheep but ducks come in a close 2nd!! i miss the ponds in the back of our condo... now i see deer once in a while! am getting more positive feedback from my prayer shawl ministry!! and i must get back to my knitting!!! lol
    ^)^ linda

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    1. Hi Linda.. The owner did take a friend and I on a tour last year.. So beautiful...
      But this old cottage with the peeling paint from the ceilings is more my style for the Summer.. grin...
      Glad that your prayer shawl ministry is doing well..
      Knit on, my friend...

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  16. A very beautiful post...the houses,the ducks..just everything...thank you so much for sharing...blessings

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    1. Thank you for visiting Shelley.. Love having you..
      Take care..

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  17. As usual, I enjoy my visit with you, those ducks crossing the bridge is something I would take a picture of,,and Daffy...she is special...That is a beautiful house, I have always liked Victorian Houses..where do you get all these wonderful recipes for things?

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    1. Hi Faith.. Love having you as always.. I find the recipes in books and the internet but this one was from a historical village here in New Brunswick that we visited a week or so ago..
      Take care, dear friend..

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  18. Hi, I found my way here through a tip from a Toronto reader. I am now following along and will add your blog to my Canadian Blogs list in my sidebar. What a pretty locale and the ducks using the bridge is so cute.

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    1. It is nice to meet you Elizabeth.. Thanks for following and I will be over for a visit, too..
      God bless..

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  19. Hi Faye.... those ducks are just too funny! Its as if that bridge was made just for them...Love it! I am crazy about older homes...wish I could tour each and every one. Is the Inn only open for meals during the summer months? something to keep in mind; Love your new pic - the bike leaning up against the tree! Hope you are feeling ok and everything will be fine; Looking forward to another trip to St. Martins one of these days; I believe you said your last shop weekend would be Labor Day?
    Cheryl from F'ton

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    1. Yes, the last weekend is the Labor Day one..I am not sure how long the Inn is open for meals.. I will try and find out.. Thanks for your visit and comment..
      God bless..

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  20. Hi Faye. Still enjoyinging your blog.

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    1. Thanks for being so faithful, Krista..
      Praying for your Dad...
      Blessings..

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  21. Hello Mrs. Henry!
    Hope yopu are doing well...I liked looking at all your pics and yes that castle looks huge!:)
    How has the store been? I would love to come and shop along with sweet MOM:)
    Have a great eve....God bless and be near as you srive to serve him.."eh"
    That is a new lil word we say around here...
    Hugs to you...Lots of love...
    Trusting him!
    Annamarie

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    1. You are just too cute, Annamarie.. So good to hear from the Mayo Family..
      Tell sweet Mom that I said hello.. Hope you are all enjoying the last of the Summer.. I will be home soon, eh? Smile..
      God bless..

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  22. love all your adventures in pictures! the ducks crossing a bridge is great!!!

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  23. Faye, do you sell the tansy ointment in your shop? If so, do you take mail orders? I would love some for my sister who has terrible arthritis.....if it works.
    Blessings!

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