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How To Plant Onion Transplants In A Raised Garden

April 8, 2017

There are many ways to plant onion transplants in a raised garden or any garden for that matter. Below is the method that I’m using this year to create a wonderful harvest for the fall. I got my transplant a couple of weeks ago but didn’t have the soil prepared yet to plant them. My favourite is […]

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I Want To Know If You Had Dragons For Lunch

April 7, 2017

Poem For Caleb I want to know if you had dragons for lunch Serving ketchup and jam Or cheese and fruit punch Were they scaly and large Did they have a jewelled tummy Were they bold, bright and fearsome Or shiny and cuddly I want to know if you had dragons for lunch Did they […]

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Green Manure Cover Crops – Winter Rye

April 6, 2017

This winter I planted what is called green manure cover crops. These are plants that are beneficial to the soil by enriching it and adding much-needed nutrients. It was my first foray into cover crops as normally I put cardboard over my raised beds for the winter and by spring it is either decomposed or […]

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Swaying In The Wind

April 5, 2017

As I was walking in the woods I came upon one tree that was swaying in the wind when all the rest were standing still.  So I asked him why he was the only one moving while all the rest were silent and this is the story he told. When I was young and growing […]

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Spring Ramble With An Unexpected Ending

April 4, 2017

Yesterday had blue skies, sun and the land was beckoning me to go out for a spring ramble. How could one refuse? So I got in the car and headed out to a local park called Aylard Farm. Well actually it’s called East Sooke Regional Park, and only a portion of it is Aylard Farm. It used […]

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Loons, Scoters, And Oystercatchers

April 1, 2017

On the beach, yesterday I saw loons, scoters, and oystercatchers. It was amazing as they just happened to appears in just the right spot at just the right time. Or maybe it was me who was in the right spot at the right time. The sun came out so I left the computer to its […]

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Can I Mulch Strawberries With Sawdust?

March 31, 2017

Last year I planted a bed of strawberries that had a lot of weeds in it and I found that for most of the summer I was picking out weeds instead of strawberries. So, this year I’m trying something different based on few requirements: Wanted to keep the strawberries out of the dirt Take care […]

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Just “BEING” Me

March 30, 2017

I was thinking about beliefs today as I walking and I’ve come to the conclusion that someone just make up the concept and we all bought into it and now that we have them, we all want to get rid of them. I did a search on the internet on limiting beliefs and everyone has […]

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Confessions Of An Amateur Bird Photographer

March 29, 2017

My name is Heather and I’m an amateur bird photographer, birder and naturalist. Amateur birder: I can spot and find birds but still need my trusty guide to identify them a lot of times, and although I can recognise a few bird songs of the most common variety I still need to verify them. If I don’t […]

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Good Hair Day For A Red-Breasted Merganser

March 28, 2017

My day was made by finding this red-breasted merganser in my viewfinder on this wet, cold, rainy morning in March. I set out for a walk in the rain to get out of the house, and as usual, my camera went with me. The only time I leave it at home is well… really… never. Maybe […]

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