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Category Archives: Gardening and Outdoor Life
Gardening is a lot of work! Sometimes it seems like the rewards just don’t measure up to the effort it takes to grow food..until, that is, you taste it! This is the time of year for deliciousness- everything is ripe … Continue reading
It takes Asparagus three years to become established enough to harvest…THREE YEARS! *sigh* That means I’ve still got another summer of waiting ahead. Oh, how often I’ve walked past the sprouting patch of tiny spears and frilly ferns wishing they … Continue reading
It’s been harder to squeeze in the posts these day owing to an abundance of ripe, amazing foods from our back yard and others. The thing about harvest is that it always happens all at once. Ripe fruits and vegetables … Continue reading
Oh boy, oh boy! The first cabbage is big enough to pick and so it’s time to make cole slaw. As far as I know there are two basic kinds of cole slaw; the creamy kind which is sweet and … Continue reading
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best time to eat raspberries is first thing in the morning, when they are still wet with dew. You pick them off the plant, shake the water (and possibly an … Continue reading
We (and our spider) are back in home again and boy-o-boy the garden is…ummmmmm- we’ll say ‘lush’! Nothing a good solid week of weeding won’t fix I suppose. There isn’t any better way to get grounded than weeding. It reminds … Continue reading
Tomorrow the kids and I leave for a month-long trip across the prairies. We are going to help cousin Jack learn how to be a big brother…and maybe help my sister with the new baby too. I hope the garden … Continue reading
Tonight- finally, we had our first outdoor yoga class. It felt so good. For me, yoga isn’t just about getting strong and flexible- it’s about being present. Really truthfully present and connecting (you might even say ‘getting grounded’). The easiest … Continue reading
Today we came across the cutest plant I’ve ever seen. I had to tell Cally three times not to eat it- it looks an awful lot like a strawberry. In actual fact, it is a pine cone, an unfertilized one. … Continue reading