Sunday, October 29, 2006

Pixie's Big Day Out

Today Pixie made a trip out for her first set of shots and to reunite with some of her family.


Pixie and Copper.


Bunny and Cookie.


Pixie and Pinto.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

More Pixie

The day was going well taking these shot of Pixie plus a short clip; then I decided to check our sump pumps. The weather here has been very wet. We have two pumps supporting two separate areas. One of them I heard coming on every 15 minutes while the other remained quiet. The quiet pump had failed and the water was only millimetres from going over the top. A new pump has been installed just in time.


Friday, October 20, 2006

Pumpkinfest 2006


With good friends we made our annual visit down to Waterford's Pumpkinfest. Though its an all weekend event we typically enjoy the Friday evening events of viewing locally decorated homes for Halloween and the fireworks. As usual the organizers put on a great even--once again.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Whiteman's Creek

Whiteman's creek crosses more territory than just Apps Mill. However, I seem use the names App's Mill, Rest Acres and Whiteman's Creek interchangeability.

In any event, another beautiful autumn day not to be missed without a walk along the creek. This time, and the very first time, for Pixie. Many others found their way out to the creek and many of them stopped to meet Pixie, welcoming her to her first visit to the mill.

We were quite amazed she walked most of the journey.

I was also surprised to see a vistor taking a quick autumn swim with his dog in the creek. Click here for short video.



Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mohawk Chapel

Canada's oldest surviving church, H. M. Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Brant County is apparently the only Royal Chapel in Canada.

Shelley thought it might be pretty this time of year so a stop was planned.

This is also the burial location of Captain Joesph Brant.

Norfolk County Fair

We made the annual trip down to the Norfolk County Fair. The place hasn't changed in 20 years. I snapped a few images around the track and near the fairground office where the one-man-band was getting a huge audience (click here for short video).

Brent tried is luck at shooting out the red star with a gun that shot pellets somewhere within a few inches of where gun was pointing. He pointed the gun, which was equiped with a lazer, at the centre of the red star, and when he pulled the trigger pellets wondered all around the outside of the star.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

New Pet

Brent is finally getting an animal he has wanted for some time. I am not sure if he is up for the work ahead, and we shall see if the cats and I are up for the work. This puppy, unnamed at the moment, is one of five pups from a well-known local couple. The mother, Cookie, is a 10-pound Jack Russell terrier who apparently likes Barlett pears. The father, Bunny, is a toy fox terrier and apparenly does not care for pears. This mixed breed have been named Newport terriers, by their owners who live on Newport Road

Out of the two remaining pups they had left when we visited Newport Road, one was a bit smaller than the other but was too bouncey for Brent. The larger of the two has more interesting colour on her head and was Brent's first choice. And, so far is not bouncey at all--very quiet and still.