Sunday, November 22, 2020

November 2020

 November 2020

Has been filled with beautiful sunsets

and a few sciffs of snow!

As the second wave of Covid 19 rolls over the world,
we were blessed with some summer like days to enjoy.

Affording some weekend day trips to our surrounding favourite spots,
like Elora, Ontario - always quaint and beautiful

The streets were bustling but the shopping was exhausting as one waited
in socially distanced lines at each little shop which only accepted a limited number
of masked shoppers at a time.
Our hands were sanitized in and out at each stop.
Covid shopping just isn't the same!
However, we enjoyed the unchanged scenery and beautiful Elora gorge.

One last convertible ride for the season was enjoyed as well.

And, one last bike ride for the season on the beautiful
G to G (Goderich to Guelph) rail trail.
We ran into so many people we know who had the same idea on this glorious afternoon!

My attempt at a selfie while riding!

Now as we near the end of this second last month of the year,
we pause to count our blessings,
we pause to savour all the sunsets from our living room window,
we pause to cherish our days on this old farm,
(all 41 years of them),
we pause as we anticipate many "lasts" and "firsts" to come in the next few months,
we pause to be thankful for how things are unfolding.

Yes, a move to the "burbs" is in our future
and this old farm will have new life with a second generation.
It's all good!

Future Farmer?

Today, November 22, 2020 the snow fell hard and fast,
creating a Winter Wonderland ...
and then this happened - our amazing neighbours pulled into the yard
with their beautiful team of horses and wagon to give us a magical
ride in the snow.
Noa and Sully were spellbound as were their Papa and Nammie!

Today, also, is her birthday, our one and only, our limited edition
who gave us a wonderful son-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren.
We love you so much Becky (to the moon and back)!
You are a wonderful daughter, wife and most loved mommy!
So, so proud of all you've become and are yet to be.
You have blessed us beyond our imagination.

Until next time ... stay safe and healthy dear readers. 


  1. Awww . . . I love this post! Happy birthday to your dear girl! It sounds like you have exciting and busy days ahead . . . bittersweet, I am sure, as you plan to relocate, but what a blessing that the younger generation will be there on the farm! May you relish the gifts of those firsts and lasts!

  2. That was big news tucked into this post. Time to move on. I am glad that I did that long years ago, though I surely miss my former, much larger home from time to time.

    Oh what a delight to have a ride in the snowy weather...quite a Narnia magical experience I am sure.

    You could never deny that daughter, Rosella. She looks so much like you.

    Keep us updated...are you already in decluttering, downsizing, packing mode?

  3. Well as Vee said you've tucked some big news in this post! Wow! Sounds like a timely life move. I'll look forward to hearing more. Love the photos from your outing. I know what you mean about shopping these's so taxing. Oye! That wagon and team of horses is so cool, so magical. Happy Birthday to your dear daughter!!

  4. Big news indeed! An end of an era, but I'm sure you'll find a lovely new place to call home. Happy birthday to your daughter, too. xo
    P.S. The wagon ride looks like something out of the movies. How fun!!

  5. Sweet happy birthday to your daughter! And I love the surprise sleigh/ buggy ride! Sounds like you are making some plans for the future! May God lead and bless you! Changes at our age are thought through well and hard. So I can only imagine. Sending a big safe hug.

  6. That is just the best surprise...a sleighride for you all! It looks like you had some lovely weather to get out on your bikes this month. No jackets in November? I'm looking forward to hearing more about your future move. Have fun with all the planning!


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