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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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Moist And Delicious Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

May 19, 2017

As it was Father’s Day I thought I would bake a cake for that special someone. I rummaged around in my recipe box looking for the ideal delight. In case you’re wondering what a recipe box is, that’s the old-school method where you actually wrote recipes on an index card and put them into a […]

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Mother Killdeer Feigning A Broken Wing To Protect Her Chicks

May 7, 2017

I had one of those special moments the other day when I saw a mother killdeer feigning a broken wing to protect her chicks. It wasn’t like I was running around chasing them and she decided to step in because… as I have mentioned before, it really important to keep away from the adults and […]

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