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Winter is the Time for Home

November was a busy month for us here on the farm; with hunting season, baby showers and getting ready for the winter months. Now we find ourselves in December, and I am wondering where this year has gone?! I guess 2016 has just flown right by us. Winter has arrived for the long haul. There …


The Pearl-Grey Month

“November is the pearl-grey month, the changeling between warm crimson October and cold white December; the month when the leaves fall in slow drifting whirls and the shapes of the trees are revealed. When the earth imperceptibly wakes and stretches her bare limbs and displays her stubborn unconquerable strength before she settles uneasily into winter. November is secret and silent.” –Alison Uttley October came and went, bringing with …



literally “window-weather” – the type of weather that is best appreciated indoors.       Icelandic Today has started off as a day to hide indoors with a wood fire blazing, a hot coffee in hand and a new blog post to be written. We awoke to an ice fog with freezing rain soon to …


My Little Pugger, Emma Jean

“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” – John Galsworthy I had always wanted a dog. I had friends who had dogs, and we had family who had dogs and we had neighbours …


Autumn Came, With Wind and Gold

We find ourselves already in the middle of September, wrapped up in the turning of the seasons and the beginnings of the Autumn season. We find ourselves in the midst of harvest, garden clean up, canning and preparing for the inevitable winter months that will follow. Our garden has suffered from the hands of frost …