Friday, 16 August 2019

Being present with life in Saskatchewan


The best day end with a fire, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.  


This is was August 15, 2019, it was the perfect ending to a day spent doing nothing but being present with children, nature and siblings.


As is our habit while on the farm in Saskatchewan we go for a morning walk.


The wheat crop stood out today, I am told that the crop is very short this year and not worth picture and I disagree.  Not with the quality of the harvest with how amazing the images are.



I noticed a new colour had presented in the ditches a shocking splash of red.  I have no idea what plant this is.


The other highlights of the day was crafting with my pen pals.


And reading them stories.


This morning August 16, 2019 was spent in a photo shoot of my sister’s family with their farm as the backdrop.

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We had a great time as we all worked together to get the children’s co-operation and keeping the activity fun for everyone.


As a reward everyone went to the splash park and had an ice cream cake for supper.


Exhausted I was allowed to watch over sleeping beauty as she slept.



After a morning of shooting Paul and I were not allowed to get away without having our picture taken as well.

Thank you for coming along.
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls







Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Lazy Days in Saskatchewan


It is amazing how in just two weeks the scenery around us changes.  Upon arriving acres of peas were bright green and tender enough to pick and eat by hand, today there are vast acres of brown dry peas at full maturity and ready for harvest.



Canola fields a blaze in yellow flowers, though late in the season, are now olive green with only a sprinkling of yellow as each day the plants get closer to maturity and harvest.


Butterflies still too fast to photograph are now flying land on our hats and shoulders teasing us with their colour, beauty and agility of flight.


The temperature and light breeze today were perfect for a lazy day in Saskatchewan.


Yesterday we travelled into Regina where we had a delicious lunch at Henry’s, I got a hair cut and we picked up the little people who we brought to the farm to play.


Children create space for play, exploration and laughter as nothing else can.


They remind you of what is important in life.  Our niece had to come into the Rpod last night to make sure Uncle Paul and Aunt Marjorie were ok.


They met us at the end of our walk with smiles, hugs and gifts.


We crafted in the Rpod while Grandma Carla took a nap.  


They prepared meals with their Grandma.


And they keep you on your toes from the moment they get up until they go to bed.


I am exhausted, looking forward to bed and in the best mood ever.


Thank you for coming along today.
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Monday, 12 August 2019

Rain and no power


We woke at 6:30 am to the sound of rain on the Rpod roof.

Not the type of rain that makes you jump out of bed to ensure everything is ok.  This was the type where you shut the alarm off, and snuggle deeper into the covers and go back to sleep.


With the patio umbrella a little rain does not stop the hot tub enthusiast.

At around 11:00 am the power went out and stayed out for three hours.


It was just a paper crafting type of day and that is what I did.
Thank you for coming along today.
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Big Skies Beautiful Saskatchewan


Rural Saskatchewan brings to mind big sky vistas and kilometers of open space.  


There are big beautiful skies, farming panoramas for as far as you can see and wonderful people.  

Every day we have walk the grid road we have encounter at least one vehicle, a friendly smile and a wave. 


I have talked about the butterflies in other posts this month, today as I stood and admire the canola, I noticed that the yellow I was seeing was more then canola flowers it was these wonderful pollinators at work.


We spent a wonderful day sitting in the sun, talking, eating and laughing together.



I hope you enjoy the images from today’s walk and thank you for coming along on this journey with us.


Our Saskatchewan home away from home.


Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Even when you feel ill Saskatchewan in wonderful


The storm clouds from yesterday were very worrisome to our hosts who decided that the tractor needed to stand between the Rpod and where plough winds enter the farmyard.  


For good measure he chained the Rpod to the tractor.


It was a stormy night with little sleep and no wind events however I have started to come down with a cold.


The morning was spent at a local market where we took our time looking at the local produce.


Than back to the farm to spend a quiet afternoon and early the cloud gave way and the sun came out.


With the sun out once again the ditches came alive with colour.


The peas green and tasty upon our arrival are not dried up and ready for harvesting.


Buddy dropped by the Rpod to see how I was doing, drawing my attention with is almost lion like roar.


All the clouds are gone and clear blue skies marshal in the evening.
Thank you for coming along.
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls






The Beauty of Rural Saskatchewan


August 9th blog post was late as a result of severe weather that moved into the Regina area and threatened lightening, hail and high winds. 


The day started sunny and warm and we took another wonderful walk down the grid roads.


Buddy the cat walked with us today and when Paul and I went in separate direction he let out a howl and staked towards me.  

I guess I was to stay with Paul.


The grain truck came in the afternoon and everyone went out to take in the most excitement we had had in days.


For lunch we the most delicious Chinese Buffet at the China Garden Restaurant in Indian Head.


In the afternoon the wind picked up and the storm clouds could be seen off in the distance.


Evidence of the wind picking up.


Thank you for coming along
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2019 twosnydergirls





Being present with life in Saskatchewan

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