Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.


Starling and peanut ball

I really detest these birds as they are such bullies at the feeder, but they are pretty much the only ones that are willing to strike a pose for me.

Me and my Isaac


If you can't beat 'em, feed 'em

Got tired of the squirrels eating all the bird seed so I decided to 'distract' them with the dried corn cobs...let's see how long that lasts.



I love this pic, this poor guy didn't even see it coming!

New hardwood floors

We are so happy with how this turned out. Also, no regrets about having somebody do it for us.


End of season bargains

Was out at my favourite haunt and found this great deal on bamboo. I have been wanting to take the bamboo plunge but the price was always the necessary deterrent. Well, now it is 75% off, so the 69.99 was a lot more tolerable at 17.50! It is phyllostachys bissetti (David Bissetti Bamboo). Has anybody tried this one yet? I have a place for it already but it will have to wait until spring, for now it will winter in the holding tank with all my other end of season bargains.


Putting the yard to bed

Well, spent today cutting down the perennials and the grasses that were flattened by the freak snow storm last week. Kind of disappointing, I like looking at the grasses in the winter. I have included just a few shots from around the yard today.
Burning bush turned really red this year.
Love the colour of the Amur Maple.
Shaina Japanese Maple survived the heavy snow.
Overview of what we did in the backyard this year.


Little lady finch and a rare chickadee sighting today.