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….

Planting Days

For the last few years, we have not started our own seeds in the house early in the season. Instead, we have visited a somewhat local nursery a few towns over from us to pickup the plants we will need for the season. Part of this is because of the ever-changing landscape of the backyard…

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,…

Pico De Gallo

After our trip to Belize, we cannot get enough pico de gallo! With fresh veggies & herbs from the garden, this will be a summer staple this year. It is a super simple recipe, and so very rewarding. You will need: 1 medium to large tomato 1/2 onion (sweet or red) 1/2 – 1 jalapeno…

Where has summer gone?

Just breathe…FINALLY! After two months of smoky skies, worst air quality in the world, and dim apocolyptic scenery, we are finally seeing numerous days of sun, with a little rain! The smoke isn’t far, and if the wind blows right, then we can catch a smell of it on the breeze, but it has been…