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…

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)…

July Comparisons

Well, it is comparison time! It has been an interesting month of July where we live with a heat dome bringing in record heats at the beginning of the month, quickly followed by severely smokey skies that are making it possible to look directly at the red ball sun in the sky. The fact that…

Brussels, beets, peppers…Oh My!

Another delicious recipe for you to enjoy. It is a simple summer recipe that is guaranteed to please. As with my previous recipe, chatter to follow so you don’t have to scroll for the good stuff (the actual recipe) This recipe makes enough for 4 people as a side, or 2 people as a main….

Spring Growth

It has been almost a month now since we started a few plants inside the house. They are happily growing big and tall and are on-track with being ready to go into the garden beds in mid-May. Over the next week or so, I will begin to put them outside on the deck for the…

Indoor Growth

We realized it was time to get our little indoor greenhouse out of storage and setup by the window. We planted all our starter plants on March 20th in 2020 and they turned out to be in excellent shape when we moved them outdoors towards the end of April. So on March 15th of this…

Tipping The Scales – 2020 Edition

The last harvest has been done, the yard cleaned, the last walls built and the sprinklers blown out… with just days to spare before the first snowfall. According to Environment Canada, this is the second highest amount of snowfall we have had on any day in October. The highest day was back in 1933, so…