Good Evening everyone..
Another weekend is here and another week has passed...
Spring is actually here finally in the Maritime provinces of Canada..
So love putting the clothes out on the line and watching them blowing in the brisk spring breezes..
The last few days have been pretty windy and the snow is almost gone..
As you can see in these favourite views..
I love every time we top this hill and start down..
You can still see snow along the edges of the far fields..
Terry and I have decided to spend most of next week at our old farm..
We usually just go for the day and then come back home that night but we have quite a bit of work to do there and it will be easier if we just stay for a few days..
We took a quick run up there late in the afternoon...
The brook is running fast and the water is high..
Terry and Dustin went up the other night fishing but it is still too early and they didn't get any trout..smile
We had a great day with both of our boys visiting that day, though...
Love my children..
The farmer plowed up some of our fields...
There is still a bit of snow higher up but it is practically gone..
We had to make lists of building supplies and such that we need to use when we are there..
Hopefully, the back porch will mostly get done and some work on the pantry.. We were down to the cottage yesterday and I found 3 rolls of old wallpaper... I want to do the stairwell and it will do until I can find some old French roses type paper..
And curtains need to be made and hung and.....
I will take lots of pics and share with you when we get back home..
We don't have any internet hookup there ..
Just a basic phone so I will be missing most of next week, I expect.. smile..
Here are a few pics of some Tansy Ointment that I made this week..
Tansy grows wild here in New Brunswick and is a very useful herb..
The tansy was infused in the oil last fall..
It needed to be strained through cheesecloth..
Then added some essential oils, vitamin E and beeswax..
The colour is lovely, eh..
It is good for Arthritis...
I sold it at my shop last year and a customer loves it and ordered more as he ran out..
Then yesterday we took a trip down to our old cottage to see how everything was doing..
The last time we were there we could not even get to the end of the street or get in the driveway...
But now the snow is gone.. smile..
Terry did a bit of raking out the flowerbeds..
And a few crocuses ...
So nice to see some flowers, eh?
And the lovely Bay of Fundy..
A long time love of my life..
Soon ... we will back for the summer..
I was so excited yesterday as walked about and realized that this Summer I will not need to be dealing with the shop..
I can just do as I like..
Terry is going to make a raised bed so that I can plant a salad garden...
Then we headed to St. John where I spent a wonderful evening with our daughter celebrating Cherished Memories with a wonderful tea and enjoyed a favourite lady speaker ..
Sister Della Lewis Cole...
She so inspired us to walk closer to the Lord and to realize that He never changes...
He still answers prayer, He still heals the sick and He still saves the lost..
God's power has not diminished.. He is still the same..
I have known Sister Cole since I was a teenager and she never fails to encourage me..
A statement she made..
Your influence is contagious...
Is it worth catching...
If someone catches it.. is it worth keeping?
Such words of wisdom to consider..
I pray that any influence I have on my children, my friends or neighbours is worth keeping...
Today, I visited with my Mom..
She had apple pies and fresh home made bread..
She loves to cook..
Her present this Mother's Day was cookbooks and roses..
Two of her favourite things.. smile
Another gift was a couple of china napkin holders..
She thought they were wonderful because she loves to set a nice table for her and my step-father..
She said that he enjoys a fancy table and good meal... smile..
As I was leaving she gave me a bag with green peppers and grapefruit ..
You never leave Mom's empty handed.. grin.
So another week of Spring draws to a close..
It was a lovely week full of warm temps, spring winds and lovely outings and sweet company...
God is good...
We celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday so have a lovely day, mamas...
May you enjoy your day with your dear ones...