Thursday, September 27, 2007

Greyhound Sweaters for Curt and Kyla

Hi Curt and Kyla. Sorry that I couldn't get these to upload to my email, but alas, computers never work right when you want them to. The green sweater is the largest and then the burgandy is the smallest. See you tonight!

Sunday, September 23, 2007


We are moments from heading home to Alberta, but I wanted to post the last pictures of goose hunting before we hit the road. The boys hunted on Miskos field this morning, out by the 11 mile corner. They were joined by Matt, the Australian(by way of Souris) and Earl the weekend hunter. Everyone had a great time.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday Hunt

September 22nd, 2007 was spent hunting on Elder's field near the 11 mile corner. It was a busy morning with two additional hunters joining in including Uncle Melvin and Matt, Erin's souvenir from Australia. They bagged 13 geese and 3 ducks. The last hunt is tomorrow.

Friday, September 21, 2007

September 21st Blast-a-thon!

Today was a better day! The boys headed out to the field at about 6:00 am and managed to blast 30 Canada's and one Snow Goose. They were joined this morning by my Dad's long time friend, Warren. The ladies met them for breakfast. It was a good day!
Oh I almost forgot! Claire has made a new friend across the street from Nana and Papa's house. Her name is Page and she is "obsessed" with her new friend, Claire.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


The hunters woke up this morning to pouring rain so, no hunting today. Stay tuned for a new pic tomorrow as the weather is said to improve.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Goose Hunting, Day 4

Well, today was an interesting day! Melvin (Curtis' brother-in-law) and his nephew Morgan came down alllll the way from Lenswood, MB for the hunt this morning. To get here, they would have had to be on the road by 4:15 am. Can we say "Crazy"??? That is all that was needed to turn the hunters' luck from good to bad. They only managed to bag 7 geese this morning, but Morgan and Daniel still had a good time. Morgan was a little cold and slightly upset that his sandwich was so far away in the truck, but he toughed it out, like the trooper that he is, and you can see the joy on his face in the photo.

Since they still had 15 geese they could shoot today, Bob, Curtis and my Dad decided that they needed to have an afternoon shoot east of town on Hojnocki's field. Success again(since the company went home)! They managed to limit out and are still cleaning geese as this is being typed. I think that my Dad is praying secretly for rain so that he can sleep in tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Goose Hunting, Day 3

Day Three was spent on Misko's field at the 11 mile corner. As you can see another successful hunt. Melvin, Morgan and Cam are coming from Lenswood tomorrow so that will be fun!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Goose Hunting, Day 2

Another Successful hunt. Day 2 was spent on the Nott pea field about 2 miles west of Roblin. Weather is changing so stay posted to see what happens on Day three!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


We are in Roblin Manitoba so that Curtis and Daniel can go goose hunting with my Dad, Bill and my Uncle Bob Pollock.
The first hunt was this morning and they bagged 32 geese this morning, one goose being blue and six ducks between 7 hunters. Had a great time and can't wait for tomorrow. Here is the official portrait.

For those of you that may be concerned, Daniel's gun is not real. He is too young to shoot yet. His gun was carved by Papa and given to him at Christmas time about three years ago. If enquiring minds want to know, they were on Yellowaga's field this morning.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


For their last bit of fun for the summer, my Dad and Curtis headed up to Fort McMurray and took part in a fly-in fishing trip. They had a great time, but didn't catch as many fish as they could have because they decided to "specialize" and focus on catching big Lake Trout. Curtis said they would have caught more fish if they had just went for big Jackfish from the beginning. The company that they went with was Mikisew Sportfishing.
They had a great time and would love to do it again, but fly in to somewhere else.

This is the Float Plane that brought them to and from the lake.

This the cabin that they stayed in. It had no running water, but was heated with a wood stove and propane backup. They were not cold.

This is the cabin from the lake.

This is an example of the fish they caught. They only kept enough to eat while there and did not bring any home. They went to catch big Lake Trout, but ended up geting mostly Pike.

All their stuff piled on the dock waiting for the ride home.

The taxi is here!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Today was the 1st day of school at Onoway Elementary School! Claire has been looking forward to this day all summer and I called the kids at 7:20 am this morning and Claire was upstairs for breakfast fully dressed with her backpack on her back by 7:23 am. Daniel had a couple of wardrobe false starts due to the chilliness of the morning, but was ready on time. They took the bus to school and I met them there to get them settled. Claire's classroom is the 2nd one to the door on one end of the school and Daniel's is all the way on the other side of the school right at the entrance way.

Daniel and Claire ready to go to Grade 5 and Grade 2. Claire is in Mrs. Behringer's and Mrs. Pawlyna's class and Daniel teachers' names is Mrs. Fegyverneki (pronounced Fudgerneki) and Mrs. Campbell.

Daniel is showing Grade 5 boy style with a lovely orange dragon T and an undershirt to keep you toasty while waiting for the bus complemented fabulously with blue camo pants and brown camo skater shoes.

Claire is styling in chic pink hoody with a baby pink t underneath with a khaki cargo skirt and baby pink leggings. This is all teamed with Tigger socks and Barbie skater shoes. FASHIONISTA!!!

This is the only really new thing the kids experienced today. They rode the bus to school. Their bus driver, Mrs. Bobbin is great and I know that she will get them to and from school everyday! They will leave at 8:10 am and will arrive back home at 4:00 pm. They had a great day and Claire has made two new friends and Daniel knows one boy for sure that plays Club Penguin.

Our new Foster and Our New Fence

We have had the pleasure of sharing our home with our new foster dog, Lochiel this week! He is a Deerhound that was surrendered to my rescue group from his owner that he has known since he was 8 months old. She could not handle him any longer and had no where for him to stay while she went to Toronto for two months. He is a wonderful dog and had already got a home in Cochrane with a wonderful family.

He is just beautiful so I thought I would share his pictures with you.

Now onto the next amazing dog event that took place this weekend on our acreage. Curtis (most tolerant and wonderful husband in the world) installed our fence!!!!!! It is just off our back deck and is plenty big enough to get the crazies out of Chester so we just love it and it was so handy this morning when I had to get the kids ready for school. Here are a couple of pics of our new fence.

Chester James

Well, it has been over a month since I drove down to Strathmore and picked up a 4 1/2 month old greyhound puppy that had been running loose on Highway #1 with his sister down by Swift Current. A volunteer for Chinook Winds Greyhound Rescue Foundation picked him and her up on her way to Alberta and this boy puppy has been at our house ever since. We just adore him and it took the kids and I about 2 seconds to decide that we wanted to keep him and it took Curtis a week to come around to our way of thinking. He is a great boy and we have named him Chester because of his coloring and I like to call him Chester James. He is settling in wonderfully and learning to behave himself more everyday. My mom would disagree as she was introduced to the "Swamp Monster" when she was here last week, but he managed to make her laugh a couple of times so that is good.

This is our new boy!