Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fresh local corn and more photos

Yesterday we went for another road trip to our small Amish community and I was so happy to see that some of them are now selling produce from the end of their driveways and homes.

We stopped at one homestead that had a "Sweet Corn" sign at the road and drove down the long winding driveway to see a beautiful large barn and house that can't be seen from the road at all.  I was greeted at the door by this young Amish woman and when I asked if she had corn available she said "Yes, but I'll have to go to the garden to pick it". I almost jumped for joy - I've never had corn that fresh before!
As she headed to the garden, I went to the car to get Miss Pearl and Shelby as they had both spotted the horses in the field and wanted to take a closer look. It just happened to be right beside the garden where the woman was snapping the corn off the stalks. I was almost drooling with every snap I heard - couldn't wait to get home to taste it....and Boy. Was. It. GOOD!
Shel and Miss Pearl getting ready to peel corn and of course Koko had to inspect! LOL

Miss Pearl choosing which cob she wanted for herself.

 Here are a few more photos to enjoy of the beautiful countryside around us in Northern Ontario.

Friday, August 26, 2011

A little update

Just a quick note to let you all know that we didn't get a Tornado - it was just a bad thunderstorm. Thankfully, we didn't lose our power. I hope everyone along the east coast gets to safety and that Hurricane Irene isn't as bad as they predict it will be.

The other day Shelby, Miss Pearl and I went on a little road trip to drive  through our small Amish community not far from us and I took these photos. I was surprised at how quickly their community is growing. A few years ago there were only a few Amish families. Now they are everywhere out there and I'm so loving it! Shelby calls me an Amish Stalker....LOL. I'm just so intrigued with their lifestyle! I hope they will someday start  a great Farmer's Market up here like the one in St. Jacobs Ontario. I was always under the impression they were Mennonites but there was a write up in our local paper that says they are Amish.

I plan on going back this week and taking some more photos of the farmland and barns so I'll share those photos when I do. Until then....stay safe!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Penny Rug Items

I figure I better post this now as there's a tornado watch in effect for our area and with even the smallest thunderstorm or winds we loose our power. We have been out of power anywhere from 1 hour to 3 days before....I sure hope we miss it this time!

I've just listed a couple of new items on Ebay. The first is a Primitive Pumpkin Penny Rug which you can see by clicking here 

And the second is a Halloween Penny Rug Pocket that is a Penny Lane Primitives design. I made a Pumpkin Man to slide inside that was my own original design. You can see it here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Fall Penny Rug

I've completed my first penny rug and it was so much fun! I think I'm addicted to making them now :) I made up my own pattern and used hand dyed wool. It's perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving. Just listed it on Ebay here.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Still hot enough in the daytime and the wonderful cooler nights that come with Fall. No bugs bothering you at night by the bonfire, fresh produce popping up everywhere, and the anticipation of the upcoming Fall Fairs!

I took these photos yesterday of Miss Pearl and some sunflowers.

Although it doesn't look like Fall yet, I know it won't be long before the beauty of the season is upon us. Can you tell Fall is my favorite time of the year?  If I had it my way, it would be Fall all the time!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Primitive Halloween Banner with Spider

Just a quick post to let you all know I've just listed the first of my Halloween banners on Ebay. You can see it here

This was a first attempt at making a spider and I'm so happy with the results!

The temps have finally cooled off and it's actually cool enough for a sweater up here....I LOVE IT! Come on FALL!

New addition to the family

Last weekend we got a new puppy. He was a birthday present from my parents. Our last dog Chanel had to be put down from old age a couple of years ago. She was 14, blind, toothless, and could barely walk anymore. IT WAS HARD...and I didn't think I'd want another dog again, but this little guy is growing on me. I mostly agreed to having another dog because my youngest Shelby is a real animal lover, like myself, and I knew Miss Pearl would enjoy it too. Every kid needs a dog to grow up with :)

 He's a Shih tzu, yorkie, toy poodle mix and he's so cute! Hard to get him to sit still for a photo shoot though...hehe

His name is Coco Koko - we named him when we thought he was a girl. The name stuck so we just changed the spelling of it. 
He's pretty small and I don't think he'll get too much bigger. He can fit inside Shelby's shoe!

Between him and Miss Pearl who's only 2....I've been a busy Grandma!

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Offering on Ebay

Just a quick post to let you know that I've just added a new Primitive Halloween Pumpkin Hanger to my Ebay store. You can see it here.

Have a great night!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Giveaway - We have a Winner!

First of all, I would like to welcome all new followers. I look forward to visiting all your blogs and getting to know you all. I love reading all comments so please feel free to comment as much as you like :)

Now...I got Miss Pearl to draw t he lucky winner...

and her name is...

Lynn of Life on the Wienee Ranch. Congrats Lynn, I'll be emailing you shortly for your address!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last day to sign up for Giveaway!

Tomorrow I'll be drawing the name for my giveaway. Don't forget you MUST leave a comment to let me know you'd like to win! Comment on original post only. You can find it here 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Primitive Halloween Candy Bin

Just listed this Primitive Candy Bin that I hand painted for Halloween in my Etsy shop. You can see more photos and info on it here

Firecracker Kid Primitives Giveaway

Carol is having a wonderful giveaway on her blog. She's giving away one of these beauties. Pop over and sign up for your chance to win by clicking here.

Another Penny Rug Christmas Tree

Just listed another one on Ebay. Off to make a couple more for my craft sale!