Tomato, Tomada

We have always had fairly good luck with our tomatoes, but this year seemed to be the best year yet. The new location of the tomatoes as well as the stronger start in the house seems to have added a bit more growing and fruiting time to the plants. We were harvesting all three varieties…

Doggy Dinners

So about a month ago, our dogs had a very unfortunate bacterial infection. Our older dog, Ellie, got hit the hardest with it and we weren’t sure she was going to make it. It was a rough night, with an emergency call to the vet. By the time we got her in, she was not…

September Comparisons

We seem to have returned to our normally programmed schedule for September weather. It has started getting cooler and the garden is showing it. Some of our plants have wound down in production while others are still pumping out delicious fruits and vegetables. We have been removing some of the sections as they finish, while…

Finishin’ It

Well, we did it! We got the first wall filled and wired shut. Keeping with the trend of not checking our supplies as we have been working on all of this, we realized that the “slim-pickings” of the rock pile was not going to allow us to finish filling the wall. In realizing that, I…

Cold Air Kisses & Harvest Wishes

Well, it is getting to be that time of the year. The mornings are darker and cooler, making it difficult to want to get out from under the covers, especially when you have a cute hound cuddled up with you. The air has a gentle nip to it. The trees are starting to turn brilliant…

August Comparisons

August was an interesting month for the garden. The temperatures seemed to even out to regular temperatures rather than the unprecedented weather we had been seeing in June & July. But due to all the fires blazing around our city, we had dark skies, little sunlight and falling ash. It is something of note as…

Dreams to Reality

It has been an exciting summer and we have seen some of our yard dreams become reality. The privacy of the new fence was a huge step towards the yard we had hoped to have, which would be a small oasis of privacy and relaxation. Although we are in a residential neighbourhood rather than in…

Zucchini Garden Salsa

Another great option for any zucchini you have that you just don’t know what to do with. Our house smelled so good when this was cooking that we had to keep one jar out of the canner so that we could immediately consume it. INGREDIENTS *Makes 8 pints 10 cups zucchini (grated or small chunks)…

Pretty Plants

Things on the gardening, landscaping and building front have slowed down as seems to be usual for August. The garden is rolling and full, and continuing to produce delicious vegetables that we have been enjoying in so many new recipes. It is currently still too hot to do any landscaping, but this week is finally…

Garden Chowder

So Zucchini is the theme of August, as I am sure it is for many gardeners. We are keeping up with the zucchini that our plant is producing, but have been diving into new recipes so that our freezer isn’t full of zucchini bread. We found an amazing winner, which we thought we should share….