Who Else Is Ready For 2014?

purity cosmosIt’s been a busy winter, getting ready for the 2014 season.

I really want everyone to know I am so grateful to you, my family, and friends for the wonderful support I received last year while I was happily in pursuit of my dreams! I wish all the best for each and every of you, your pursuit of happiness, and look forward to another great year together!

So no surprise then when I say there’s boatloads of excitement around here. I have been perusing seed catalogs, writing blog posts, getting organized and planning the year in the greenhouse and garden. It never fails, every year I want to plant so . . . → Read More: Who Else Is Ready For 2014?

2011 Garden Plan - Peppers

Well, it’s been quite a while since I wrote…the garden is taking up a lot of time & energy, and I have the tan to prove it! Tonight, as I was meandering around the garden after a flash thunderstorm, enjoying the evening sun, I realized that things are changing lots every day, which means it’s time for regular updates…

The peppers are all planted into the greenhouse and garden and are really going! Some varieties are growing faster than others, and there are peppers growing on most of the plants, and the rest are in flower! YAY!

It goes without saying that with a greenhouse, I should have planted them . . . → Read More: 2011 Garden Plan – Peppers

2011 Garden Plan

Gardenus indecisionus.: a chronic condition, usually presenting in late winter and peaking in early spring yearly. It can cause insomnia, discomfort and anxiety. In severe conditions it can even cause nervousness and a need to constantly sort out seeds. Extreme symptoms include buying more seeds than the gardener has the space/time/energy/money for with delusional thoughts of a tropical oasis in their yard.

I’m sure I’m not the only gardener that suffers from this dreaded affliction. Right?

I was recently inspired to start cataloging seeds. It all started when I was trying to fill a trade order and couldn’t find the Taiyo Sunflower seeds I knew I had. I looked high, . . . → Read More: 2011 Garden Plan

A New Adventure in Local Farming

2011.

Wow..time flies!

It seems like we arrived in north central Saskatchewan only a short time ago. It was 12:05 am in early June 2008. Filled with wonder, excitement & expectation – exhausted after a 7 hour drive with all our worldly possessions – we collapsed into sleep for the night.

The next day, as planned, the garden plot was being scoped out. It had been a dry spring. The soil was dusty and parched. The vegetable seedlings that had been painstakingly raised and transported from our far away Alberta home would have to wait. Irrigation began.

Despite the late start that summer, we had a bumper crop of . . . → Read More: A New Adventure in Local Farming