About Us.

Greetings everyone and welcome to Steve’s Country!  I will admit this blog is a bit different than most but it is all meant to give my readers a ‘smile as wide as a country sunrise’, and maybe even a laugh or two!

muffin and me-crop
Here we have Muffin giving me a kiss.  No, it wasn’t staged, she actually likes doing this once in a while.

The ‘us’ referred to includes my cat Muffin!  She was an abused kitty that wound up at our local cat shelter and then adopted by me.  She was the first cat I saw when coming into the building and I didn’t look any further.  She had a very rough beginning to life but has turned into a very affectionate kitty, as you can see above.

The ‘us’ also includes the many visitors that come to my deck throughout the year.  There is always something going on out there!  From little chipmunks and squirrels to wolves, deer and black bears, and many others in between. 

male pine new crop
Birds, such as this male pine grosbeak, are also regular visitors.
skamper with peanut
This is Skamper, the first of 6 chipmunks to make friends with me. He spends his summer gathering peanuts for his winter food supply.

Of course there is also quite a variety of birds that visit and I often write about all these different critters.  Some, like the chipmunks and squirrels become very tame and crawl all over me, and even some of the birds will do the same, like this chickadee below.chickadee and me

We live way up in northern Canada in a town named Kenora which is located on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods.img_6831

I love country living, although now I live in town in a small apartment.  I did live in the country at one time and still think that is better than town or city living, but we can’t all do that.  I do write about times in the country, hiking, snowshoeing in winter as well as adventurous times I had with my Dad while hiking and ‘insulatoring’.  That’s a term used for collecting insulators, which used to be a big hobby of mine.  Besides my blog posts, there are other pages to visit, some things humorous, others will be on the more serious side.  And of course, Muffin has her own page, though she doesn’t add to it very often!  Okay, that’s one of the humorous pages.

If you like what you see, we would be honored to have you ‘follow’ us!  So, please take some time to check things out, relax, and hang around for a while, like the little nuthatch below, and have some fun!  Thanks so much for reading, I hope you have a great day and God bless!  

Steve and Muffin!  ©2019 Steve McLeod

nuthatch hanging around
Wheehee! I love hanging around this place!

28 Comments on “About Us.

  1. Hi Steve, so I do enjoy seeing these little critters. I also do some backyard birding, and when I can’t get out at least I can see them from my kitchen while I’m working. We also had a little kitty, her name was Calypso. I brought her home when she was the size of my fist and she took to my hubby right away, who really didn’t like cats. Well of course in no time she grew on him. After having her for about 18 years she died, it was really heartbreaking. To this day we still laugh a lot about the joy that she brought to our hearts. God’s little creatures are a joy to be around. He knew what He was doing when He created mankind and He placed us in a garden to live.
    I’m looking forward to reading some of your other post and hope you’ll stop by from time to time.
    Take Care.
    Blessings

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    • I will definitely be back on a regular basis, thank you so much for reading and for following my blog, it is much appreciated. I am sure that God created everything for a purpose and that certain animals with a view for bringing joy into our lives! Thanks for sharing about Calypso, it is always so sad when we lose our beloved pets. I hope you have a great week!

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  2. That is such a sweet bond you and Muffin share! My husband’s dog Muffin we think was also abused and so she was a bit grumpy at times but the family loved her. I think it’s such a great thing to rescue animals! God bless you!

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  3. Steve, your blog (and your comments) most certainly succeed in making me smile 🙂

    I absolutely adore the photos you share of Muffin (precious!) and these other stunning creatures. The chipmunk photo is amazing!

    I am following your blog and look forward to exploring more. Thank you so much! ❤

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    • I figured that I better put one picture of me on here! But just one, too scary otherwise!😂. Thanks for your nice comment Ilona, I hope your day is going well!😁

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  4. Sei fortunato a vivere in quei posti meravigliosi ,io ho sempre avuto cani e ,ancora oggi ,dopo anni porto nel cuore il loro ricordo .Oggi ,nel mio giardino ci sono:una coppia di cornacchie, una coppia di gazze ,una ventina di piccioni e simili,merli e passeri,tutti mi aspettano per la colazione ,è uno spettacolo che mi riempie di gioia e mi rende la giornata migliore .Benedico tutti gli ANIMALI e chi se ne prende cura..

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to read! Yes, it is nice having our animal friends around us. Sounds like you really enjoy your many birds, just as I do. Have a great day!😃

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  5. Era il mio quarto cane e il nome era BOBO ,aveva un occhio nero e uno azzurro,lo avevano abbandonato perchè diventato troppo grande .Impensabile ,era affettuosissimo e faceva parte della famiglia a tutti gli effetti.Saluti.

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    • Looks like he was a beautiful dog! So sad that people will abandon animals, they shouldn’t get one in the first place then if they don’t want to keep it. Have a great day!😃

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  6. Hey, I love this page. I was not particularly an animal lover, but now that my children have flown off the nest, I am welcoming birds and animals into them. ☺
    I have two hummingbirds whose kitchen seems to be my hibiscus tree. I had three very small birds whose name I don’t know, whose bedroom seemed to be a small tree I have in front. They no longer come, but the tree is still out there to be let out.

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    • Thank you so much for reading and sharing your comment! Hummingbirds are always fun to have around, as are other birds, they add some extra life to our surroundings! I hope you have a wonderful day!😃

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