Life On The Farm

Things have been very busy on the farm.  Phaeton Place is all set up with electric and water in front of the barn and Merv says I can dump our grey tank to water the garden whenever it needs it.  It’s been pretty hot and muggy in Bruce county since Teddy and I arrived last week and not much rain until tonight.  PP was a hit at the family reunion this past weekend too, as was Teddy.  He was in his glory playing with all the children and was pooped afterwards.  I put him in his cage in the motohome for a snooze while I had supper and left him alone for more than half an hour while we all ate supper under the trees.  Not a peep out of him.  He certainly has adapted well to life on the farm.  My brother in law, Merv, gave this city boy a crash course in how to use the riding mower before he headed out of town this morning and basically told me to go nuts.  I managed to get all the grass cut in about five hours which I didn’t think was too bad for my first time.

I haven’t had much luck in finding a good source of raw food for Teddy in Kincardine.  The local pet store has only just recently opened and does not yet stock raw food.  Oddly enough, none of the butcher shops at the local grocery stores process their own chickens, so no chicken necks or feet for Teddy to munch on there either.  Chris had a great suggestion though…..a package of fresh chicken wings from Sobey’s.  I gave one to Teddy for his supper tonight and he was in heaven.  It took a little doing for him to get through the bones but suffice it to say that he scoffed the lot.  He’s having a snooze in my lap right now before turning in soon.

While cutting the grass today, I had a chance to look for some photo opportunities.  Kim has some nice lilies in full bloom along the fence.  The barn and truck shots are HDR.  Love the storm clouds in the background.  The odd background behind the yellow lilies is Phaeton Place and the blurred foreground is two fence rails.  As usual clicking on any of the photos to enlarge.

Welcome to our newest followers, Michael, Bob & Kitty.  It’s nice to see readers coming back after the move to WordPress from Blogger.  I’ve been relying on my iPhone’s 3G data connection for internet since we left Alberta.  For some reason our Datastorm dish is not hitting any transponders, 99W, 117W, 89W……none of them.  I’ve spent hours on the Datastormusers forum with no positive results.  My Canadian ISP provider, Galaxy Broadband, says my Motosat dish isn’t locked properly but according to the Motosat controller it is locked in place, so something isn’t working properly.  I’m expecting a call from Armand tomorrow to hopefully sort out what is wrong.


  1. Erin August 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Glad to find your blog again; for a while there, all clicks were returning errors instead of directing me to to your new home.

    • Mark August 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      Glad to see you back again. I don’t think the change from Blogger to WordPress was as seamless as I was led to believe. It’s been a very busy few weeks.