Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario
So much rain and wet, although the temperatures are rising we still feel the icy fingers of Old Man Winter from time to time here. Yesterday (Monday) we had a marvelous day, sunshine and warmth but with all the soggy ground we didn't get out to do much, although we did sit with the big door open most of the afternoon. A sign that spring is here.
|Looking down the driveway toward the road.|
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, ours was quiet and we enjoyed it very much. Although with the soggy conditions we didn't go anywhere or do much of anything. A bit more cleaning, a few cupboards wiped down and cleaned out, soon I'll be round the whole Igloo and spring cleaning will be finished.
|Everything is soggy and no one will in these fields for a while yet or at least not this one.|
Yesterday I took advantage of the sun to get outside for a bit, I picked up some of the downed branches and did some errands. Some fuel for the Big Dog had me topping up the tank for $1.09 per litre, which would be about $4.15 US per gallon. A US gallon is equal to 3.8 litres, an Imperial gallon is 4.5 litres, so I'll just plunk it in the middle and say it takes approx 4 litres to make a gallon. Not exactly but close enough.
|I cropped this photo from the one above so you could see a neighbouring farmhouse across the way.|
I also managed to find my way to the dump or waste transfer site. For a bit under $12 CAD I managed to get rid of the garbage we've been holding. We just couldn't find any place to get rid of it and so I thought I'd try the dump. Since the trash was from here from the farm (technically) they agreed I could use their facilities, as it is for residents only.
|Heading back home after walking out to the road to collect the mail in box.|
From there I headed off to Harwood and the artesian well to leave my donation and fill our drinking jugs. The water comes out very quickly and fills the jugs in record time. Many gallons an hour pump out of the well. The donations keep the little community centre hall and playground in good repair.
|Can you see us off to the right tucked up in the trees? This photo was cropped from the one above.|
Back home I put the crock pot on with some hamburger soup for tomorrow's meal and actually cooked it in the house and stored it in the fridge overnight. Nice to have the use of a full size fridge once in a while. The rest of the day was spent just doing a bit of this and that. Tomorrow we hope to get out again to do a few little things.
|A very cute sign, don't you think?|
I haven't managed any photos yet but the wild life here is coming around more. A half dozen wild turkeys (Toms) have been strutting their stuff off in the distance a few times and I hear them in the wee morning hours just as my eyes are opening for the day. A raccoon can be seen out in the fields looking for some left over soy beans almost every night. Mike ( the fella with cattle in the barn) says he's seen a few deer around as well but those I haven't seen yet. Now with the nicer weather here I'm hoping to get out and about. I'll have some photos to share of spring arriving at Buttercup Ridge.
Thanks for stopping by, all photos were taken with my phone on the only walk I've managed to get in since our arrival. It was Sunday morning between rain drops, with fog or mist in the air, and an over cast sky.
Until next time... take care, be safe,