Sunday, July 29, 2012


It is a lovely morning here. The weather is a little cooler, a slight breeze through the trees. The cattle are awake and the babies are happy.

The three baby robins that are above our porch are up and hungry.

Before I continue on with my morning I must share the delicious lunch we had yesterday. Very simple but sitting in the sun with the birds singing and the water splashing in the fountain made it feel like we were in Norway sitting by a Fjord.

I bought some lovely smoked salmon smoked the way the Native Canadians do it here. I soft boiled some eggs and made an heirloom tomato salad simply dressed with olive oil, salt, pepper and then sprinkled spring onion on everything. Delicious!

You may remember last summer I accidently made a nice blueberry jam. I was heating blueberries with a little sugar for a syrup and left it too long and had a yummy jam in minutes. Well, our peaches are ready so this morning I made some nice quick peach jam. I just cut up four nice size peaches and cooked it down with 4 tbsp. of sugar.

It was absolutely delicous on a multi-grain organic bread.

Within minutes Rufus was beside me with his funny grin and Daisy was not far behind. Of course they each had a little piece how could I resist those eyes.

I could sit here all day just looking across the farm. The birds are singing the squirrels are scampering, usually away from the dogs, and the sun is shining. Breakfast is done and I am going to sit and enjoy reading my new British Country Living. Life is good!


  1. Sounds like a perfect morning!

    That's how I make my jam. I've done it with berries and plums. I think I might make peach jam next time; sounds very tasty!

  2. That jam does look good.
    I looked closely at the magazine cover, wondering what would be on the Canadian version, then realised it is the one I have, lol.

  3. Hello Sue, now thats my kind of morning, beautiful. Love those dogs, so sweet, how can you not share with those faces looking at you. MMMMMM jam on toast,ya baby!!! Blessings Francine.

  4. Oh Sue, what a lovely post. The images, the food, the company. Nothing could be more enjoyable. I wish so badly I could have been there to share it with you, my sweet friend. Give those adorable fur babies a big kiss for me. Mina