Monthly Archives December 2016

Personal Alphabet

Categories: Uncategorized.

While doing some alphabetical gardening I also decided to try a personal alphabet. Here is what I came up with. A – accepting, active, adaptable, amicable B- bird watcher, book lover, British by birth, C – crafter, Canadian by choice, cat lover, cheerful, D – determined, decisive, dependable, E – energetic, easy going, English, F – friendly, frugal, fastidious, forthright, G – Granny, gardener, H – helpful, handy, happy, hard working I – imaginative, inventive J – joyful, jolly, jaunty K – knitter, knowledgeable, kindred L – list maker, learned, library goer, loved, lenient M – mother, motivated, mature, meticulous,
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Winter Delights- Whimsy

Categories: Through My Lens and Whimsy.

Whether we like it or not, winter is here till almost the end of March.  We moan about it, we curse it, we hate it but we should be looking for the delights of winter. It’s time to be more positive and less negative, so over the next few weeks I’m going to share winter delights captured through my camera lens. When those big fluffy flakes of snow land they turn everything into a white delight.   I try to leave some of the garden whimsy outside all winter just so I can appreciate what it looks like with snowy hats on.
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All Season Suet

Categories: Birds and Recipes.

While visiting one of our favourite birding stores to purchase a new bird feeder I got a recipe for a no melt, all season suet which I decided to try out.Even though the recipe is called all season suet it doesn’t use actual suet that you can get at the meat counter or at the butcher shop. Ingredients: 1 cup crunchy peanut butter,   2 cups quick cook oatmeal, 2 cups corn meal, 1 cup lard (no substitutes allowed), 1 cup white flour and 1/3 cup of sugar If you only have smooth peanut butter, add a 1/2 cup of
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