Do You Think You’re too Small?

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito.- African Proverb The Joy of Mothering &...more

Time For a Smile

Christian Humour? Yup, hilarious, biblical, denominational and personal jibes all served with a  smile. Self deprecatory humour with the ability to laugh at ourselves is healthy and great for overblown egos. This week it is biblical humour with snickers at Noah's plight....more

Happiness Humour

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde  ...more

A Cat and Mouse Game

What is a farm without cats to catch  mice? Once we stared raising animals, which meant storing grain,  I quickly changed my  perception of the  little, cute creatures. I no longer cringed at the thought of our cats hunting  them down and slaughtering them.  Mice eat grain. Mice make nests and shred grain bags. Mice droppings are messy, their urine stinks and no self-respecting farm animal will eat  contaminated grain....more

Canada Day , July 1st: Time to Toot Our Own Horn Again

As Canada Day celebrates its 147th birthday, I celebrate Canada’s triumphs. Next to the United States we might seem insignificant but remember,  looks are deceiving....more

“Don’t Worry Sir; My Boyfriend is Like my Trampoline.”

One of the disadvantages of a large family is that the younger children are exposed to pop culture via  their older siblings.A prime demonstration of this phenomena was during ’circle time’ in kindergarten. Sometimes the teacher encouraged the children to sing a song, expecting to hear something like “Twinkle, twinkle little star”. She did not get that sort of song from my youngest two.children . This teacher laughed with amusement as she told me what my offspring sang for the other five-year olds....more
TheBlackTortoise my youngest is never at a loss for words..usually delivered with flair and humourmore

Choosing to Laugh Instead of Cry

Every single time Michael, my husband, attended a conference or left for a long weekend, something went wrong on our hobby farm. ...more

Dogs With Personality Disorders?

Were we crazy to keep theses canine misfits? Definitely. Perhaps only a family with nine kids, pets, farm animals and surrounded by wild animals could cope. We often took in animals, usually dogs, who were suffering in the city....more

Finding Joy in Chaos

“Welcome to OUR home. We love kids, animals, plants and even you. Just come on in!”...more

Horses and Bicycles. Yup, It Was Horses and Bicycles

Have you ever tried to catch an animal that does not want to be caught?...more
Linda Anselmi  laughing, it was quite the scenemore