Heather and I took a little trip to the Dam where we walked alongside the Whitesand River bank. The water was wild and the little island was almost totally flooded, like it happens every Spring. The Osprey nest was still empty, but I’m sure it won’t take long before it will be occupied again.
We also went for a little trip to Madge Lake in the Provincial Park on Monday. We walked a bit alongside the still frozen lake. We came across an old log cabin and I recognized the build. Carol has 3 log cabins at her place, that came from Madge Lake and I’m sure this one was made in the same period. The roof was overgrown with moss and it was so picturesque. Really beautiful. Heather left Tuesday morning. We had a lovely time and it was great to exchange our off grid experiences, plans and visions of our not so common life style. Heather gave me a really nice solar desk lamp as a goodbye gift. Thank you Heather, for your visit and your beautiful gift. It was lots of fun to meet you!
After Heather left, I went to the cabin. It was beautiful weather. Sunny and finally the cool wind we had the past few days, went down. Even though it was only 6C, I was having my coffee on the deck in a T shirt! The sun was very warm. Inside the cabin it was cool though so I did light the stove to warm it up. I started to clean up manure in the arena, the paddock and a part of the small pasture. One wheel barrel of manure I took to the garden spot. The rest I piled up across the pasture in the bush in the sun. It will compost there very quick.
Scruffy had a great time again, being outside, guarding the yard and sleeping in the warm sun on the deck. While I was working in the arena and pastures, she would find a spot in the shade and stayed close by. After a nice break with my first lunch this year in the cabin, I worked the ground of the gardens. I tilled the ground, added compost and old leafs and mixed some manure and stove ashes with water to spread that over the soil as a fertilizer. I will need to put in some straw and more garden soil later. It was wonderful to work on the land again, and enjoy the warm sun and quietness, and watching flocks of geese and pelicans flying across. The squirrels were loud too this time, calling and running from tree to tree.
Such a lovely place to be.