June Comparisons

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Being the nerds that we are, we decided to track our harvests last year. We chose weight as that was the mode of measurement that made the most sense. Our hope had been to see from year to year, when to expect certain garden items to be ready for harvest. There are…

Level Up Achieved

Convenient timing for this post. Not only our 100th post, but also a major levelling-up in our backyard oasis. Rocks have been a major theme in our landscaping adventure, especially in the last year. We have gone from building rock walls to finishing gardens with rocks and planters to make for easier maintenance. I love…

30 Days

Time has taken on a new sense these days. Working from home has warped my sense of time, and yet has leant itself to accomplishing so many things in the yard in what is actually a fairly short amount of time. I feel like we have accomplished as much in the last 3 months that…

The Takeover

We have switched gears from building to growing…sort of. We are still doing some building but more of our focus in the last few weeks has been getting all of our plants into the ground and all of the irrigation run, checked and running. The only challenge was that we have so much more that…

House in a house and house behind a house.

Long title for a somewhat short post. It’s been a looooooong 2 weeks since our last post and we have accomplished a lot. Nothing that we had planned, but a completely unplanned projects instead. I’ll start with our first side tracked project, our outdoor makeshift greenhouse. With the snow hitting early April, we didn’t want…

Doin’ the Shuffle

Well, we (and by we, I mean K) were making really good headway in preparing the yard. The weather was warm, the ground was thawing, then I wrote a blog post about it all and low and behold…SNOW! I am not sure why we believed that winter was truly over, wishful thinking I guess. The…

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…

Trimmed

We are once again going to head on vacation right when our garden is at it’s peak of producing. We went on vacation about the same time back on 2016. But it is worth it, getting to explore the world. Last time we did a 10 day bike trip through Bavaria with my parents, this…

Carrot Bandit

We have started to pluck our tasty carrots out of the garden, even the multi-coloured ones which have been a bit of a disappointment. All of them are finally a good size and are fantastic as a side for dinner, dipped in a bit of hummus. K went to hand water a few plants when…