The Leaves of Fall

The weekend before Thanksgiving we headed up to K’s parents house to finish off their fence. The biggest thing we noticed on our 2 hour drive was that all the leaves were starting to change in the hills. It was a cool, crisp morning, with fog and low-lying wispy clouds hugging the mountains. It was…

Shag Be Gone

We had a very rainy start to the year. Based on Environment Canada, last year had a lot more precipitation, but we had warmer weather overall, so it feels like this year has been worse. June was one of the wettest and coldest we have had on record. All this moisture has been fantastic for…

Dirty Killer Cover-Up

Don’t worry, we aren’t turning this blog into a conspiracy page. This aptly named post is about bringing our levels back to dirt by removing all the weeds and then using some lumber paper to cover the levels until next year to ensure we have killed all the weeds. We plan to grow a lot…

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…

Tim “The Toolman” Taylor moments

Jumping right back into the groove of getting stuff done in the yard, the weather has turned cool, the skies are clear and the air is crisp and clean. It is the perfect time to be doing some more work on the wall for our main path. After letting the concrete set for a few…

Storms Passage

Journaling our progress throughout the year is going to help us determine the best times to plant and when we can expect to harvest. We decided to start being strict about how we analyze our yard this year…and of course this year would be an odd-ball year. We had a long winter, and spring seems…

Smells Like Spring

Jonesing for some warm sun on our faces, we decided to try to entice spring to bring her warm embrace by getting some of our plants started. We figured if the seeds were nestled in their little pots, that spring would have to come to help our plants flourish and grow. Although we love winter…

It’s a jungle out there!

Joyful to be home after two amazing weeks cycling through Germany and Austria, we were eager to see how our plants were faring. We knew from updates from family that it had continued to be a wet summer while we were gone, but there were a few good days of hot sunshine, which should have…