Hello and Welcome! We are the Dwyer Family. We farm in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. We are a Christian, Roman Catholic family with five children. We own and operate 'Dwyer's Farmhouse'. It's a farm vacation get-a-way place. Our guests stay in a farmhouse and experience a working farm. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures.....there is never a dull moment here! This is our farm story....
The girls and I attended the end of year 4-H banquet on Friday evening. They have a family pizza party....along with a silent auction and live auction. They also handed out all the awards for the year.
Luckily everyone had a placemat to colour....it kept these two girls busy....
Johanna has completed 24 clubs and so she received a framed print. It was compliments of Gay Lea.
Jack has completed 12 clubs and received a special t-shirt....I picked it up for him....because he was still on the road.
The trip to Brussels is a long trip.
Actually, it's grueling....takes a lot out of a lad.
Jack has been sick with the flu since Saturday morning....and has been lying on the couch.
Last night I mentioned that "I hope that we all don't get what Jack has."
And Lydia said, "Yeah....'cause we can't all fit on the couch."
Even the tap in the barn needed a little help from my hair dryer.
It felt like -20 with the wind chill.
The cold makes doing the regular morning chores just a little harder.....and it takes longer.
As we were finishing up the chores, Jack mentioned that the only thing that he doesn't like about winter is that the water freezes.....but then he went skating on the pond in the afternoon. Maybe the frozen water wasn't so bad after all.
Today is much milder....and better. There is a storm coming tonight.
Things weren't quite as frozen this morning.
But the ice on the horses' trough needed to be chipped away.
And the trough needed to be filled again....I miss the hose. It can't be used in the winter, so I need to fill the pail...several times.....and dump it into the trough.
As the pail fills again, I have some time to talk to them.