200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

Bees Knees, Pretty Ladies & Crawlies

As a kid, I always thought only bees were pollinators and if we ever lost them, then we would be completely doomed because we would have no food. Luckily we have a lot of pollinators out there, bees are just the best a what they do. As I continue to watch the bugs in the…

Mid-Summer Check-In

Time to do a garden check-in. Overall the garden is fantastic. Everything seems to be growing well, though we have had a few hiccups. So let’s do a quick rundown of where everything is. Our flowers are all doing great. The planters in the front yard have grown abundant, with some of the vines hitting…

Grubs Up! Entomophagy

Our cherry tree is finally producing a good amount of fruit after 3 years of getting comfortable where we planted it. It is a little bittersweet seeing all the cherries this year and knowing that we have to either try to give the tree away (transplant it), or take it down all together. If you…

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…

Building Beds For Dreams – Remake

When we first started this blog of all of our landscaping adventures back in 2016, one of my first posts was labeled “Building Beds For Dreams” and it was about our first growing space that we created. They were two beautiful raised beds that have been supplying us with delicious food for the last 6…

Shag Be Gone

We had a very rainy start to the year. Based on Environment Canada, last year had a lot more precipitation, but we had warmer weather overall, so it feels like this year has been worse. June was one of the wettest and coldest we have had on record. All this moisture has been fantastic for…

Doesn’t BUG us

Being nerdy geeks, one of the things we love watching in our garden is all the different bugs, insects and critter life that we have living along side us. They are our friendly…and sometime not so friendly…neighbours. Usually we find lots of critters scurrying through the garden beds, burrowing homes between plants and finding ways…

F U Spiders

GRAPHIC WARNING: Some images in this post are inappropriate for certain audiences.  Spiders, they are such useful critters, but give me the heevee-jeevees like no other! I can deal with pretty much any bug, but put a spider near me and all common sense and logic flies out the window. I begin to get paranoid…

Summer Blues

Just as we were getting the hot weather that would keep us from doing much in regards to landscaping, but lots in the way of canning & food production, the fire season hit. We are used to a fire season around our area, but not in the way that we have experienced it for the…