Buttercup Ridge Farm, Roseneath, Ontario
A few nicer days here on the farm, the sunshine made it feel much warmer than the thermometer was saying. I finished the leaves in the side yard yesterday without a coat, so you know it was nice. Rain is in the forecast for the next week, here and on our route north and at our summer spot on the Rock with a very big difference in temperatures with the Rock being about 10 degrees colder. With that in mind we have decided to extend our time here on the farm until Wednesday in hopes of having a drier travel day or two. We aren't sure if we will do the route in one day or two, but we are thinking two as it will then give us time to stop and stock up on some groceries that we will otherwise have to pay very high prices to obtain or travel round trip for 3 - 5 hours (depending on which stores we wish to frequent) to get a better price but the drive is long and diesel isn't cheap. The joys of being back in Ontario.
We took the Big Dog for a drink at the local reservation where we paid $1.349 per litre of diesel which works out to be $3.74 USD per gallon. We noted a spot in Cobourg with listed diesel at $1.59 which turns out to be $4.43 USD per gallon. It looks good doesn't it? Reality is a bit different $3.74 USD is $5.10 CAD, $4.43 USD is actually $6.05 in CAD at today's exchange rate. A passing reminder for myself, in Ontario the diesel handles can be any colour. At the station we used, Road/Clear diesel handle was yellow, dyed/farm/off road pump handle was green, and gas handle was black. ALL on ONE pump.
|We use this washroom while we stay at the farm. |
We haven't been doing a lot, a little yard work, a trip to the local dump where it cost us $13.00 to drop our garbage and recycles, it is the base price and we could have brought a lot more for the price but we didn't have any more. We visited Cobourg for a few groceries, the local artesian well at Harwood for some drinking water and we took a little tour of Gore's Landing. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a single photo. We've spent some time with Winnie as Judi has been off doing things. Winnie loves running after the ball and will drop it only if she wants to run again, or you have a stick. She's a fun loving lady that Miss Winnie.
Our bathroom is on the left, this is the hallway to the Master at the end. Towels, shams, tea towels, lots of monogrammed items here. There used to be Polled Herefords here and a I think a few chickens.
A few other notes, first of course is condolences to the Case/Freeman/McMurray families in the passing of Marion. She passed a number of days ago after a long life and some very serious health issues throughout that long life. She was 94. She was my dad's companion for a lot of years after my mother passed. Second and third are birthday wishes to nephew Jesse who turns a big 27 today. Jesse is a welder by trade, a wonderful young man that recently became a father. Jesse shares his birthday with not one but two relatives. Jesse's great grandmother (my dad's mother) was also born on this day many years ago. Our cousin Bob also has a birthday today. Bob turns 77, exactly 50 years older than Jesse. Happy birthday fellas!! I hope you both have a wonderful day.
A few pics of the inside of the farm house here at Buttercup Ridge. I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as you did the outside. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Until next time...
Take care, stay safe,