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#1 2012-12-15 18:47:12

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Today is the most glorious of frosty, sunny and relatively warm (-13C with no wind) winter days here and I am actually at home during daylight hours (we only get 7 hrs this time of year) to enjoy it so I went outside in my boots and pjs (at 10am in the morning :oops:) to catch some photos to share.

View from the kitchen. Photo 1, The horse pasture.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/e6baebbf243e4ec98f0fa6f618a3032c.jpg
Photo 2, the barnyard. We actually have 7 acres of Saskatoon bushes you can see in behind (and then there are native trees in behind that). Overgrown for lack of care but it used to be a commercial U-pick about 12 years ago.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/da3fa465866198e04bf54963b3401e62.jpg

From the back deck, the partially finished fireplace and pizza oven off our back patio.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/a5898bbf2902e9ccac5c59d96f22f1b0.jpg

From the entry way, a view of our driveway. DH will push snow today.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/ded233fb12df40e1439ae7d35190a0db.jpg

And from the 2nd story deck off our bedroom, our orchard (mostly sour cherries with a few plums and apples) and our planted "forest" and then in behind the native trees (white spruce) in the river valley down the hill from our house.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/ce02745de4464cb8e7640010d634c0d5.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#2 2012-12-15 20:17:53

Maggiesdad
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

WOW!

Merry Christmas! :cozy:

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#3 2012-12-15 21:51:38

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

awesome the barn looks amazing in that beautiful winter background. Nice place, winter can be very nice when the wind is calm and the sun is out. Still think I would put my snow suit on - 13 still a little cold for pjs LOL


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#4 2012-12-15 22:21:01

poplar girl
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Chrish wrote:

awesome the barn looks amazing in that beautiful winter background. Nice place, winter can be very nice when the wind is calm and the sun is out. Still think I would put my snow suit on - 13 still a little cold for pjs LOL

Well Chris it felt pretty good compared to what we've been getting the past month. Yesterday was even warmer at  -5C but not as sunny. And my pjs are pretty warm flannel and then I had a house coat over top ;)


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2012-12-16 01:43:08

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Well the pictures are beautiful even though I dislike snow, and look at that blue sky, WOW!!!

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#6 2012-12-16 03:38:59

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

:snowman: Oh my goodness, it sure shows the kind of beauty that comes from the intense cold.  What a lovely property too!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#7 2012-12-16 13:22:30

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Beautiful images and farm PG, I agree -13 is fine with fleecy Jammies! :funny:  We have wet melting snow and mucky looking tufty hay fields with melt holes in them and fog.  :shock:

That pizza oven looks awesome too! :eat:

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#8 2012-12-16 14:31:10

gubi
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

PG this is why you live where you do.  Very nice looking place.  It looks like we might have to look at your pictures for Christmas.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#9 2012-12-16 14:46:53

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Gorgeous pics PG. I always love looking at your barn! :love: that pizza often is amazing as well!

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#10 2012-12-16 17:52:21

NaturesPace
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

:cozy: beautiful! I'm in love with that barn. I see a pizza oven in our future. :eat:


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#11 2012-12-16 19:52:57

poplar girl
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

The pizza oven makes some amazing pizzas :love: You need to keep a wood fire going for an hour or so ahead to get it heated through but then the pizzas cook in a matter of minutes. And the flavor from the wood char is amazing :eat: definately worth the effort of building one!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#12 2013-03-18 04:03:01

poplar girl
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

And since winter continues here are some new photos.

3 days until "spring" and counting
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/16806f3ebcc64967f18a39bd72ce8d37.jpg

:cozy:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/2454bbb8a49c48dc2337dc17c4dad6d8.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2013-03-18 10:53:36

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

Wow you still have a lot of snow.  Ours is almost gone but they are now calling for another snow storm to arrive late date today and into tomorrow. :sick:

Love the TPC, looks like he is screaming, "I WANT OUT" LOL

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#14 2013-03-18 11:34:57

poplar girl
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

With the snow this past week we're still accumulating snow Paula, no appreciable melt yet at all! At least the sun has some warmth to it and the days are getting longer.

Squirrel is the fellow on the window sill, he actually flew there to be with Cricket who is just out of the range of the photo to the right while i was cleaning their house. I have been trying fairly unsuccessfully to convince Cricket to lay some eggs and since I want them to be fertile Squirrel comes for visits. Squirrel's love for Cricket is sadly unrequited. I thought Squirrel's color looked neat against the cold winter background.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#15 2013-03-18 13:26:11

gubi
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

No sight of spring here either.  We still have a bit of snow and are supposed to get more this week with temps below 0 all week.  I can see the corn stalks through the snow and there are some brown spots showing.  I wanted to separate more breeds yesterday but it's just too cold yet to put the silkies outside.  2 weeks ago it was nice and warm and we had a lot of snow disappear but last week winter returned and appears to be staying for a little bit.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#16 2013-03-18 16:27:59

mikencarol
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Re: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Photos!

....Your place is really awesome.......that Pizza oven on the porch looks like it will hold about a dozen 'beer butt chickens'.........mostly EO of course.  If you haven't tried them, you'll love them.  The meat is soooo moist with a good smokey taste...dang...I'm gettin hungry............Mike


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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