Isolation

What a strange time we are living in. Two years ago, when our province was on fire I thought life became strange. Last year when we had one of the mildest, wettest summers I have experienced in our town I thought life became a little strange, but now with the COVID 19 pandemic, life truly…

Master Gardener

In 2007 I had the privilege of attending the wedding of two of my friends. They had chosen a stunning wedding venue called “Minter Gardens”. I had never heard of it before, but upon arriving, was awed by the beauty of it. The diversity in the plants, the rich flora that gave home to all…

Tubbin’

When we bought our house, we were lucky enough to have a hot tub come with it. Both K and I love hot tubs, but it wasn’t high on our list of things to come with the house, or to have added to the house that we bought. With that bonus of it coming with…

Boundaries

The weather is teasing us with thoughts of spring and getting to work in the yard. Not that I am in a huge rush for spring, we are still enjoying some of our winter sports, but at the same time, with the weather being mild, the snow leaving our yard and the birds chirping away,…

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! As we move into a whole new year, and a whole new decade, K and I had a chance to reminisce about how far we have come in the last 6 years with the yard, the huge progress we made in 2019 and how well we have set ourselves up for projects…

Breaking Bread

I love our fresh vegetables during the summer, whether they are in a salad, grilled on the BBQ or added to recipes. I also love using our frozen or canned veggies during the non-growing season. Heading into this holiday season, it is nice to be able to make warm loaves for when company comes, or…

‘Tis the Season

After such a busy summer of sharing our yard landscaping progress with you, we have been quite the slackers with posts for the fall and winter. Unfortunately, not a lot of work that we can get done in the yard with the ground frozen solid and the temperatures below freezing. But that is ok, I…

Tipping the Scales

The headway we have been making has come to an end for the season. The weather has turned, the ground is freezing, and all of our next steps need little-to-no-precipitation and an above-freezing temperature to continue. So we have cleaned up, buttoned up and closed down the yard for the season. Which means, we have…

We be Jammin’

So my fall creations from the garden continue…sort of. These two delicious recipes ingredients came from someone else’s gardens, but they are tasty none-the-less, and are getting me prepared for when we have our fruit trees. Our plan is to have peaches, pears, apricots, apples and cherries. I would love some citrus trees, but they…

Strawberry Fields Forever

We had another great year with our strawberries. I wasn’t a huge fan of strawberries until we started to grow them ourselves and I realized what a strawberry should truly taste like. Store bought are just a hint of what a strawberry really should look and taste like. Our strawberries are big, juicy and red…