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Every Garden Needs Beer Cans And Bridal Veils

June 16, 2018

From my experience, every garden needs beer cans and bridal veils and I never knew it until this year. In all the years that I’ve had a garden, you would have thought that I would have tried most of the tips and tricks out there, but as in my last post (read here) there is […]

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Best Pinterest Gardening Tip

June 8, 2018

All of us have favourite tips that we’ve found depending on our needs and what I’m going to share with you is the best Pinterest gardening tip that I have found. Now there are lots of gardening tips on Pinterest and it’s a wonderful site for getting ideas. If you go to Pinterest and type […]

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How Much Would It Cost To Start A Garden?

May 8, 2018

The other day I was in Lee Valley fawning over all their gardening tools a thought came to my mind… “How much would it cost to start a garden?” Now first, if you have never been to Lee Valley you don’t know what you are missing. They have the coolest stuff and tools and I […]

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Experiencing Mindfulness

May 3, 2018

Experiencing mindfulness is not just about learning a technique or the flavour of the day. True mindfulness is being aware… being present in every moment of every day. There are people that teach mindfulness online, hold workshops, and/or write books about it. Then there are others that spend their whole lives searching, exploring and living […]

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Improving The Soil In Raised Garden Beds

April 27, 2018

Improving the soil in raised garden beds is an ongoing process. I have been gardening for a number of years now and am always looking for new ways to make the soil better. Using raised beds I find it so much easier to garden than the traditional in-ground garden. The type of raised beds I’m referring […]

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Birds Of South Padre Island, Texas

April 14, 2018

The birds of South Padre Island, Texas are numerous and spectacular. and so different than the birds we get here on the west coast of Canada. Well… not entirely different as there are a few species that travel through our neighbourhood on their way too and from the nesting grounds. Birds like the American coot, black-bellied […]

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The Trees Were Calling

March 27, 2018

Today the trees were calling to me. After spending a few days deep in technical details my brain had started to hurt and I could see the trees waving their branches out the window. “Come and spend time with us,” they said. “I don’t have time” I replied… “I need to get this done“. Come they […]

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Corpus Christi to South Padre Island, TX

March 24, 2018

Today we went from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island, TX. We got up early and checked the weather. Cold in Corpus Christi as the cool air headed down from the north and the warmest place we could find was South Padre Island, so down the road, we went. The sky was overcast and there […]

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El Paso to Corpus Christi, TX

March 22, 2018

After arriving in Arizona (you can read about that here) the next 2 days were a blur of travelling from El Paso to Corpus Christi, TX. We had spent a very restless night as we listened to all the traffic on Hwy 10 and were glad to get on the road the next morning. Wanting […]

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Sooke, BC to Casa Grande, AZ and Beyond

March 9, 2018

Recently we took another trip down to Arizona and the first day went from Sooke, BC to Casa Grande, AZ. If you want to read about our previous trip you can start here. After 20 days of rain, the weather was heading for a cold snap and was even calling for snow which is unusual […]

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