It’s Name Was Herb

I’m going to do the opposite of most food blogs, because I hate scrolling through chatter to get to the recipe. Here is the recipe….below will be some chatter if you are interested. RECIPE *Makes 4 medium skewers 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts 1 stem of thyme 1 stem of rosemary 6 tarragon…

Every Day I’m Brusselin’

This is our second take at growing both brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and so far things are going really well. Both sets of plants are growing beautifully and quickly, and look very healthy. The cauliflower has little orange heads started (we planted cheddar cauliflower, hence the orange colour), and will likely need to be banded…

New Level Activated

It is crazy to look back at where we were this time last year with the yard landscaping. I was diligently working away at getting our garden bed walls filled with rocks and finished so that we would be able to plant in them this year. That dream became a reality and let me tell…

Filling In

It has been about a month and a half since we put our first seeds into our new garden beds. Those garden beds were years in the making, requiring us to build rock walls to trellis our sloped yard, so we are SUPER excited to be at this point this year with planting our garden…

May Comparisons

Last year we decided to track all of our harvest weight to get an idea of where certain plants grow best in our yard. It was a beginning to a habit, but this year will be when the data really starts coming in. Last year we were still growing in our temporary raised beds. No…

Painting the View

Now that almost all the veggies are happily in their beds, it was time to change our focus to our planters and getting some colour popping against all the greenery. Although we added marigolds to our garden beds this year, that was more out of hope that they will help deter some of the pests…

Breaking Ground…again.

The new vegetables are all nestled in the new garden beds but some of them haven’t been overly happy. That in part is due to the fact that we can’t get a really good soak on the beds, though not from lack of trying. We don’t want to create a muddy mess, and were watering…

2021 Planting Days

It is time! We finally put all the plants into the wall garden beds. We have been thinking of this moment since we put the last wire in to tie off the last section of wall we filled. We have more vegetables this year, more variety and more excitement at what the summer will bring!…

Old & New

This last week, Kurt and I have been on vacation, which during COVID and travel restrictions meant a staycation. Not a problem! We live in a beautiful area with lots to do outdoors, so we made varying plans that would depend on the weather. One plan we also made was to be spontaneous and NOT…

Spring Growth

It has been almost a month now since we started a few plants inside the house. They are happily growing big and tall and are on-track with being ready to go into the garden beds in mid-May. Over the next week or so, I will begin to put them outside on the deck for the…