Monday, April 12, 2010
Here it is April the 12th already~~We are so excited to have a new grandbaby in the family as of yesterday morning. This little bundle of sweetness made her appearance early in the morning around 7:30. From what I have heard all is well at this point. We will be able to make a visit to see mom baby and the rest of the family in a day or two.
The winds have been blowing blowing blowing here for what seems like an eternity. Bringing with them the snow, the hail, and coldness. Even with sunshine the wind bites through one. I wonder many times whatever happened to April showers bring May flowers seems more like March went out like a lion and April has not figured out that it IS April ~~in the meantime we keep the fire stoked and really enjoy the cozy comforts of the inside of our home.
I did manage to get my first batch of diapers and diaper covers sewn and shipped only to find out I was suppose to do them a little differently than I did but I am thinking that all though that is a bummer the good thing is they are all done the same in that batch so the next batch will be done the way they should be done.
A week-end long birthday party for our youngest daughter was fun. Friday was her actual birthday but she had to work. We did have some streamers up and balloons and made a nice supper and spice iced and sprinkled cupcakes for her. Saturday some long time friends came out for supper and birthday celebrations with her and a friend of hers stayed the night. Sunday her oldest brother and family came out for the afternoon and early evening. That was fun unless you were one of the cats. Haha All of us had fun watching the otters in the river. And the merganzers swimming around in amongst them. Busy river. And one mustn't forget that we had a nice visit from a magpie yesterday too. We do not get to see magpies often here so it is great fun to have one come and spend the day even if the dogs do not approve!
This morning the ranch lies in cold greyness. The crows flapping by landing on the hard ground strutting about looking for what ever they think they can find to eat. They are quite busy building a nest in on of the big spruce trees on the river bank.
Our golden eagle has not been seen the last couple of days but the bald headed eagles are back taking up residence in their huge nest down where the two rivers meet. They like to sit in an old tree at one end of the little islands here out the kitchen window. We get the privilege of watching them as they watch the river for fish.
Our son and his wife said they saw a bear on their way out here yesterday so the bears are up and about now. That means they will be hungry as this part of the country does not exactly have any berries growing as yet. Last spring at this time our friends down the road a piece lost a ram to a hungry bear. A hungry angry bear at that. That was a scary scene.
We do not have sheep or really anything that a bear would be interested in for to eat so that way we will be safe from angry hungry bears. It just kind of makes one walking in the bush a wee bit more cautious.
The house is starting to come to life so I think I should probably get some breakfast rustled up here and get my day on the go.
How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace,
Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
"Your God reigns!"
May the Peace of the LORD be with You