A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Winter Beauty

While I am getting a little tired of winter, (as are most Horseflinnians...we greet each other with a shake of the head and a 'wow, will this snow ever stop'?), I can't deny just how awestruck I am by the natural beauty of it all. Take for example today's beautiful sunny and impossibly blue sky...
Or wild winter sunsets...

Or the crazy perfection of these icicles...(yes, we must fix those eavestroughs)

Or breathtaking sunrises...

Some other things I am loving right now...

1. Rainer - for delivering a fresh bale of hay for the sheep in exchange for Erich's computer assistance and some RAM - I love bartering! This is our second barter, Erich also mucked out a pig stall in exchange for snow removal services with Rainer.

It's amazing what 95 hp of snow blowing can do!

2. Split wood - Thanks to the snow removal mentioned above...we were able to access some dry wood...
which Erich chopped down to fireplace size and split for ease of use.

3. Making plans for summer - the Arts on the Fly committee have been busy making plans for the summer festival...scouting out acts, updating the website (stay tuned...Erich has volunteered to be the new webmaster)..we also have a family wedding coming up in late July and our good friends from Ontario have contacted us about planning their next/annual visit :)...we've also got a line on the best fishing lake around from some neighbours...looking forward to checking that out!


  1. Oh my gosh! What a lot of snow! I guess I should stop complaining about here ;-)
    You are right about it's beauty though, thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

  2. Hi Joanne,
    I answered your nettle question on my blog but I wasn't sure if you would see it. You should be able to buy it at a health food store. Let me know if you can't find it and I will send you some :-)

  3. The photos are lovely and it's all because of the natural beauty of winter. I'm looking forward to checking out all your plans for this summer.