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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real -spring time edition!

Just when it looks like spring will never come, out pops the wild plums!!

This dog-toothed violet snuck up on me.  I looked the other day and it was just leaves, then suddenly -a flower.

The tiger lilies are coming along…

as is the rhubarb.  I think I can pick some this weekend.

The violets are flowering in Ella’s fairy garden corner.

Found a pile of trillium had flowered on Mother’s day.

Speaking of Mother’s day, here’s some pictures with Grandma.

Not sure why I look so much bigger in this picture.

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week starts with some birthday fun from yesterday:

Look what I bought us for my birthday!  A proper step-through ladies’ bike for me and a bigger mountain bike for Ella.  Mine was on back-order and arrived just in time for my birthday.

For some reason, when I was riding it yesterday all I could keep thinking of was the scene where the witchy neigbour is riding her bike in the tornado in Wizard of Oz??

It’s a 7-speed, enough bike for me.  Too bad the cables are in the way and I can’t put on a basket.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Happy birthday post without my Pretty girl:

A little bit of helmet head, but I love my girl!

We’ve got more Happy Fun here on the farm:

The day old chicks arrived last week.  I think the light coloured ones are the meat birds and the darker ones are the laying hens.  And yes, I know this space is a little crowded.  The barns are still rather cold and with baby chicks warmth is more important than space.

Judging by how much they have grown since this picture, the light ones are the meat birds.

I guess the Real for this week is how horribly out of shape I am.  Considering the trips Belinda and I used take ‘back in the day’.  I wish we had decent side roads up here.  At home the roads are laid out in a grid.  It was very easy to go on big looping bike trips (and they were all fairly well paved).  Here roads just go anywhere and Snake River Line is so bad Colin often takes the highway with the big equipment instead.

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What a Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real I have to share with you this week!

As expected, God knew what he was doing when he didn’t let us by the $28,ooo new car.  Look what we found at the local Chevy dealer…

A 2015 Chevy Cruise that was a rental return!!  Only $15,000 and 20,000 km.  And we’ve got full warranty until 2020.  Considering full warranty was the main reason for wanting a new car it’s a win-win.  It’s nicely loaded -power doors and windows, USB connections (my iPod), a plug-in the back for Ella’s electronics, back-up camera and hands-free phone.  Our wish list had power seats and heated seats, but we didn’t get either.  Luckily, the handle for moving the seat is at the front right corner (driver’s side) and it’s easy for Grandma to reach (unlike the Camry we looked at) and move.  The Cruise is  a little smaller than the Cavalier we had in the 90’s but it’s got a fairly decent trunk.

Needless to say we’ve got one Happy Grandma!

I’m Happy to see the buds on my lilacs.  That means Pretty flowers will be here soon.

Here’s a Funny for you.  Tim having a snooze in his ‘kitty hammock’ with Mr. and Mrs. Prickly.  Herbert and Rose attended school in the morning and then needed a nap.

You don’t get to see the Real.  It’s the giant list of things that need to be done before we leave tomorrow morning.  It’s even longer because we have a play-date on Tuesday (if Ella does her share of the list).

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I’m fairly happy today for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real.

Spring has finally come to Renfrew County!

My bluebells are out and seem to be spreading nicely.  There are even some in Ella’s fairy garden corner.

We’ve always called them bluebells, but some looking on the internet and it seems they are technically Siberian Squill.  I don’t care what you want to call them, they make me happy.

The rhubarb is starting to wake up too.

Real is Colin is getting very frazzled and exhausted.  It’s been a busy few weeks with the seed cleaner.  I wish farmers would call earlier in the year (like February or March).  Then maybe Colin could get a few days to recoup instead of having to head straight into cropping.

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My Pretty girl is NOT very happy.  It snowed, quite heavily, for about 12 hours yesterday.  We’ve got about 8 inches of snow!  Ella is very ready for spring, instead we got this:

For most of the day I couldn’t even see the in-laws house across the highway.


Can’t even see the trees along the swamp!

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Well, March came in like a lion and went out like a very soggy lamb.  At least it’s not snow.

A couple of surprises under the snow and ice.

These were starting before the last snow/ice fall and I wasn’t sure they would survive.

It’s starting to look like spring inside too.  Look at all the glorious tomatoes!!!

Tuesday I visited a lovely tea room.

I had a delicious cup of ‘ice tea’.  It’s a very limited time offer these days.

Daisy wanted to join the tea party too.

The Easter bunny out-did himself hiding eggs this year.  We are still finding eggs (ignore the Christmas runner).

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Absolutely no knitting to share for Yarn Along this week.  I’ve been busy with our costumes for Comic-Con.

I’ve been told it’s OK to not be a comic book type person. so I’m going as a lady from 1918.  I made an Armistice blouse and walking skirt.  Both are from Folkwear and are really nice, though the walking skirt isn’t as full as I would have wished.   I just noticed that I forgot to fold back the French cuffs before taking the pictures.  Today is sewing on a million buttons (not quite but there ARE 20).  Grandma is coming this afternoon to help with hemming the skirt.

My other Christmas money book arrived this week. Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles.  Lots of interesting dresses but some rather low necklines, but that’s easily fixed.  A good place to start.

And here’s my Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real for this week:

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