So Close – Part 1 complete

We did it! We completed part 1 of our last wall. Of course the last one would be in 3 sections, but technically all one wall. So, as excited as we are about completing this large section, we do have 2 more sections of the wall to complete. Unfortunately, it will likely be in the…

June Comparisons

Well, as you heard in the May comparisons post, we are having a bit of a different year this year. May was a bit cooler than last year, delaying the start of the growing season. June feels like a different month completely. This time last year we were under the insufferable heat of the heat-dome,…

May Comparisons

I completely forgot to share our May comparisons! I was about to start to June comparisons post when I realized, we did in fact do some harvesting in May…though not much. With a very cool, wet start to the growing season, we are about a month behind on everything. It will be interesting to see…

Rhubarb Drinkie Poo

When processing rhubarb, you are often left with a delicious batch of tart, brightly coloured juice. I often add it directly to smoothies, but this last batch, I decided to try something new. Meet the Green Tea Rhubarb Lemonade. Ingredients Juice from processing rhubarb (stewed) Green tea (brewed) 4 lemons Sweetener Instructions Step 1 Pour…

Rhubarb Leather

I shared the first steps in this process in my post “Rhubarb Stewie“, which made some delicious stewed rhubarb. It was more than we needed, so I continued to process some of the stewed rhubarb into the next delicious rhubarb recipe – Fruit leather! Ingredients 4 cups stewed rhubarb 1 medium ziplock back of strawberries…

Rhubarb Stewie

One of the very first things we harvest every year from our garden is rhubarb. Generally I make pies, or crumbles with the rhubarb, but I do have another few favourite recipes as well as a new one that is going to become a summer staple. Last weekend we had to take a break from…

Feed Me Seymour!

They are out of control! Voracious, sprouting, insatiable…weeds! I wished and wished for a mild summer, and I have gotten what I asked for. Though, I didn’t expect it to be so wet, but I guess a mild summer in a semi-arid desert is generally that way because of a wetter season. Along with a…

Pluviophile

Well, here we are, well into June, though you wouldn’t know it by the type of weather we are having. Here in the interior of BC, we are experiencing a rainy May and June. We have had below average temperatures and very few days without rain. Now, I am not complaining per se. My hope…

Seed Savings

A little double entendre here that will relate to the how our season this year began and how it is going to end. Let’s start at the beginning. This year, we decided to really jump into starting as many plants from seed as we could. We have always started some of our vegetables from seed,…

Earths Laughter

Earth Laughs in Flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson It has been a cold, rainy and dreary month as I have noted in the past few posts. So continues the cold trudge of winter grasping greedily at spring and her bounty. Usually, by this time of year, we are pulling out the shorts and getting ready…