Dungeness Crab – Dinner Fit For A Queen

February 16, 2018
Dungeness Crab Dinner Fit For A Queen

On Valentines Day some women get chocolate or flowers but Rob surprised me with a dinner of Dungeness crab. Now… that doesn’t mean we went out for dinner, but he delivered six crabs in the form of “live” in a bucket. Rob is friendly with the people that run the crab catching business in Sooke and […]

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Life In The Fast Lane

February 8, 2018
Life in the Fast Lane

Now I don’t normally do life in the fast lane, but yesterday turned out to be one of those days. There was so much going on that I couldn’t keep track of things. I would start to do one thing and then another popped up that took priority over the previous chore and consequently nothing […]

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A Conscious Choice

February 3, 2018
A Conscious Choice

Throughout our lives, we make millions of choices and decisions, but how many of us actually make a conscious choice for each of those decisions. From the time we are little our lives are dominated by choices. Some sources claim that people make 35,000 decisions a day. So, if we sleep 6 hours a day, that […]

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Fencing Hummingbirds

January 25, 2018
Fencing Hummingbirds

If you’ve never seen fencing hummingbirds you’re missing out! It’s that time of year… at least for the Anna’s hummingbird. Nests and babies have been spotted in previous years in late February. So the other day, I hung out fluff and wool and bits of string for the birds to use in their nests. I’m usually […]

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I Heard The Raven Call

January 22, 2018
I Heard The Raven Call

I heard the raven call today and although some say that it sounds hoarse and harsh, to me it is music in the making. He walks beside me and in his glistening coat of black, cocks his head to one side as if he hears what I cannot. To me… Ravens are the messenger A […]

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Hugelkultur Test Results

January 11, 2018
Hugelkultur Test Results

Finally… the Hugelkultur test results! Last year in May we created a new raised garden bed using the hugelkultur method. I called it a modified hugelkultur and you can read about it here. During the summer I compared it to my regular raised garden bed and here are the results. In the hugelkultur bed, I had planted […]

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

December 18, 2017
The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This year I got my Christmas present early and as the saying goes… “it’s the gift that keeps on giving”. Actually, it was my sister that said that when I mentioned what I wanted for Christmas. So, when Rob asked me what I wanted, I mentally did a scan of what I really and truly […]

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