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The Secret To Keeping Garden Lettuce Fresh For Two Weeks Or More

July 18, 2017

So you’ve picked your lettuce and there is more than you can eat for dinner. Here’s the secret to keeping garden lettuce fresh for two weeks or more so you can enjoy it longer. 1) Pick or Thin This year we are having a hot summer, so besides having lettuce in the garden (full sun) […]

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Stalking The Rare, Elusive California Quail

July 14, 2017

I did not start out today stalking the rare, elusive California quail, but what can one do when one hears unmistakable quail like noises coming from the underbrush. I looked, I searched and I hunted the noise. I caught momentary glimpses of them in the underbrush.  I took pictures and it was like “where’s Waldo” […]

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OMG I Think I Might Becoming A Vegetarian

July 10, 2017

I can’t believe it… but I might becoming a vegetarian. This from a person who has eaten meat all her life. Gets great pleasure in gnawing the bones until they are devoid of any scraps of meat and then pops them into the stock pot to make soup. My dad hunted (and still does) and […]

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A Walk In The Park… Hatley Park

July 7, 2017

It was gorgeous weather, sunny, but not too hot and a delightful day for a walk in the park… Hatley Park. Hatley Park is located about 20 minutes from Victoria, BC, Canada and along with being a historical site it also hosts the Royal Roads University. I hadn’t been for a walk in the park for […]

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Fresh Frozen Strawberry Jam

July 7, 2017

There is nothing better than to open your freezer in the middle of winter and pull out a jar of fresh frozen strawberry jam. It’s like a jar of sunshine especially if you picked the strawberries from your own garden. Freezer jam has always been a tradition in our family and I can’t remember having […]

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Update – Growing Strawberries In Sawdust

July 3, 2017

As the growing season is underway I thought I would give you an update on growing strawberries in sawdust. If you missed the post that I did on mulching my strawberries with sawdust you can read it here. It’s all about an experiment that I did this year to see if sawdust really worked as […]

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Surviving The Crowd

June 29, 2017

Surviving the crowd is always something that I struggle with and along with that I probably miss out on a lot of grand adventures. For example… we are looking at going to Victoria this weekend for the big July 1st Canada Day bash. It’s a big deal as Canada celebrates their 150 year anniversary and […]

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The Mystery Of The Missing Huckleberries!

June 24, 2017

Sounds like a murder novel… “The Mystery Of The Missing Huckleberries!” But really it’s not. I went out to pick some huckleberries to make some jam or muffins from our huckleberry bush and found that all the ripe ones were gone. Disappeared completely only leaving the unripened ones to pick. So leaving them on the […]

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Having Lunch With A Great Blue Heron

June 16, 2017

Today I was blessed with having lunch with a great blue heron. It was a rainy morning and I felt like I hadn’t been out of the house in 3 days and then this afternoon the sun dissolved the clouds along with the help of a brisk wind and I could see blue skies. Dropping […]

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