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…

Wet Weather Update

We are back from another amazing, memorable trip. This time we decided to stay in our explore part of our own country and visited beautiful, serene Newfoundland. It was definitely one of our favourite trips to date. We were spoiled with sunny, warm weather for the majority of our trip with only a few rainy…

Fresh Food

I love this point of time in a garden. The plants have grown, and they are now all producing delicious food. Sure, certain plants have been producing for a while now, but at this point all of the plants are finally sharing their bounty. The strawberries are always the first plant to start producing. This…

The Smell of Rain

Living in a semi-arid dessert has many perks; a longer growing season, lots of sun to feed the plants, plenty of time spent outdoors, and so much more. One of my favourite things is the appreciation for the power of rain. We don’t see a lot of it, and this spring has had a lot…

Flip Flopping

It should be flip flop wearing weather, but instead the weather has been flip flopping. June is always a rainy month for us, but this year the rain held off until the end of the month, and even then it is more a threat than a reality. We have been expecting rain all week, and…

Hay Fever

Allergy season is upon me, with the main culprit being grass and hay. Our city is surrounded by farmlands and dry mountains covered in grasses, so there is no escaping it. But, that is not what this post is about. Rather, our hay fever, is about all the areas we have decided to use hay….

Let the Water Flow

A few years ago we installed our own irrigation to the back 3/4 of our yard, where all of our food grows. We have many hobbies that take us away from our yard for days at a time, so we always wanted to make sure that it would be watered regularly, so we spent the…

Summer Livin’

Well, summer has sort of officially hit us, and with it comes camping, fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc. Which, is why I haven’t posted in a while, just having way too much fun to be on a computer longer than I have to. So here are some updates. K has dug in the next path,…

Sweets & starches

Judging by how well all of our other builds had gone for the back yard, we were doing well. We decided on two more building projects, a strawberrty corner and some potato towers. K’s mom had some fantastic strawberry plants and offered us some of the shoots to transplant to our yard. As we are…