Isolation

What a strange time we are living in. Two years ago, when our province was on fire I thought life became strange. Last year when we had one of the mildest, wettest summers I have experienced in our town I thought life became a little strange, but now with the COVID 19 pandemic, life truly…

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…

Strawberry Fields Forever

We had another great year with our strawberries. I wasn’t a huge fan of strawberries until we started to grow them ourselves and I realized what a strawberry should truly taste like. Store bought are just a hint of what a strawberry really should look and taste like. Our strawberries are big, juicy and red…

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…

Ellie vs. The Magpie

We have really been enjoying the summer so far. Usually, this time of year we would be stuck indoors for two reasons; the ridiculous heat and the wildfire season that has blanketed us in a haze of smoke the last few years. Instead, we have mild temperatures and frequent rain, which I will happily take….

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….

Happiness is watching plants grow

One of our favourite things to do everyday…even on those scorchers where we feel like ants under a magnifying glass…is to go and wander the yard to see how much our plants have grown since yesterday. It amazes me at how much change there can be from day to day. Then again, perhaps that change…

Protecting the Berries

In the last few years, we have had more and more doves making our neighbourhood their home. For our garden, there is no problems as they don’t help themselves and seem to leave everything alone. They do tend to leave very large poop all over everything, which is not so lovely, but easily washed. What…