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The River (Part 2) – On the road and under the ice

About 3 times a year (maybe more now that we make our own bread), we take a trip East to La Seigneurie St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, a grain mill dating back to 1739 and still producing flour today. Why do we drive over … Continue reading

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Cold and more cold…

It was another one for the books this week-end. Temperatures ranging from – 18’C (0’F) during the day to -38’C (-36’F) at night made the inside seem so much more pleasant than anything going on outside. Seems February is starting out … Continue reading

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Another quiet week…

… and we are enjoying every moment.   I didn’t take many pictures this week. I guess I was too busy, which is good right? There was a lot of baking and making, hearty meals for our hungry stomachs and … Continue reading

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Mid-holidays hellos

Time seems to have slowed down to a crawling pace and we are reveling in it. Although my poor husband has to make an appearance at work for a few days, we still enjoyed several days with him and will … Continue reading

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A day filled with making – Preparing for Winter Solstice and Christmas

Yesterday was so busy… but a good king of busy. We had 2 modes : WITH the kids and WHEN the kids were sleeping. 🙂 With the kids we… … made popcorn garlands for our Solstice Tree … baked vegan … Continue reading

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Quiet and living on dinner rolls

I’ve been quiet this week, I know. And I honestly don’t have any other excuse than it’s been a really quiet week. So one inspired the other and words didn’t really come. We’ve enjoyed evenings filled with crafts and walks … Continue reading

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Warm and slow Sunday

We were on the road much of the day yesterday. A round trip to Montreal for a little bit of Christmas shopping and some time with my sister and our niece. We are so lucky to have little people that … Continue reading

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14615 days…

That is how many days will have gone by since my birth when I wake up tomorrow morning. Strange to think about it in days instead of years. You easily loose track of a year, how quickly it goes by. … Continue reading

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Morning, Noon and Night

Morning, noon and night…three little peeks into my day. Morning – around 9 am Noon – around 1 pm Night – around 8 pm Joining Kim over at Mothering with Mindfulness If you feel like sharing glimpses of your day, please … Continue reading

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Going on no sleep and living in our kitchen – Gratitude

Cryptic enough? Let m explain… The last week has been an intense one. The work on our house has progressed but very slowly. The actual rebuild took the better part of 2 days. The guys were amazing as always and … Continue reading

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