October Comparisons

We aren’t quite finished October, but the weather has turned and for the first time in as long as I can remember, we have had a heavy snowfall that has stuck around. Looking back at October 2019, we harvested very little. I went back and read a few of my posts and it looks like…

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It…Boo!

Just a quick update because I cannot remember when this last happened and I want a record of it for next year. Last year we had a cold snap in September that shut down our garden early. This year we had a late finish to our season. We only just finished cleaning up the yard…

Stacks and Stacks

As a summer of so many projects comes to an end, we had just one more to complete. Or at least that is what I keep telling K. I swore that his parents fence was going to be the last big project, and I stand by my assertion. Technically that was our last big project….

The Leaves of Fall

The weekend before Thanksgiving we headed up to K’s parents house to finish off their fence. The biggest thing we noticed on our 2 hour drive was that all the leaves were starting to change in the hills. It was a cool, crisp morning, with fog and low-lying wispy clouds hugging the mountains. It was…

A Little Fencing, A Little Jigging

It has been just under a month since we completed K’s parents fence and our nice-weather-days are growing sparse, so we figure we had better get back to their house to put the finishing touches on it. It was time to top the fence posts. Remember, we left them long because our original plan of…

September Comparisons

For a year that has felt so very long, it is surprising how quickly it has gone by. We are coming to the end of our growing season with only a few more weeks of harvests to come. If we manage to keep the weather trends we have been experiencing, we may still have some…

Hot Potato – Kettle Chips

Potatoes are one of my favourite things to harvest. It’s like unwrapping a present, you are never sure what you are going to get. Our first year growing potatoes was disappointing, but the last few years we have been getting great harvests from our towers. There are so many meals and snacks that can be…

Rhythm Section

Saturday morning we got to work at 8 am. We didn’t want to disrupt the neighbours any earlier than that on a lovely weekend morning. K and I continued to finish the framing while his brother and dad continued working on the snow-fence and inside frames. K and I finished the main frames just in…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Brown Sugar Bourbon Jam

Recipe makes approx 8 half pints INGREDIENTS ~ 12 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks ~ 3 cups brown sugar ~ 2 cups granulated sugar ~ 1/2 cup lemon juice ~ 1 box pectin ~ 1/2 cup bourbon (your choice, I had Southern Comfort in my cabinet so I went with that…even…

Framing Frustrations

K’s brother arrived mid-morning on Friday as K and I were working on framing. He started his day by building the first gate. After looking at my rough design, he ended up making a small modification of some corner braces that he screwed the 1”x4” frame to. It also allowed for a sturdy gate. It…