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Just Ask Google

August 22, 2017

How often in this day and age do we say to someone “just ask Google“, when they are looking for an answer? I know for myself Google is the search engine of choice and I find myself on a daily basis referring to this knowledge of information. But… what is written is not always the […]

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3 Tips To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 20, 2017

If these little birds aren’t visiting your yard or if you want to see more of them, here are 3 easy tips to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Over the years I have tried many different methods to attract hummingbirds to my garden and yard and have narrowed them down to these three. ONE This […]

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You Better Have A Pretty Good Excuse For Not Showing Up For Work

August 13, 2017

With running a small family owned business, as an employee you better have a pretty good excuse for not showing up for work. Things like… I don’t feel like it I want the day off my sister needs a ride into town my cell phone isn’t working I’m sick (when you know from their Facebook […]

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Big Bad John’s – Not Your Average Tourist Attraction In Victoria BC

August 8, 2017

When people think Victoria, BC they think sunshine, flowers, Victorian, Emily Carr and afternoon tea. But… there is another side to Victoria that most people don’t see and it comes under the heading of “Big Bad John’s“. After living in this area for more than 15 years it wasn’t a place I was familiar with either […]

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What Do Babies And Seal Pups Have In Common?

August 5, 2017

What do babies and seal pups have in common besides being small, helpless and requiring someone to feed them? Read on to find the answer. On a walk through Alyards Farm one day I discovered the similarity. Alyards Farm is part of East Sooke Regional Park and is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. […]

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Raised Garden Bed Walk Through

July 27, 2017

Today I thought I would take you on a raised garden bed walk through. Be gentle… this is my first video ever. Disclaimers: don’t mind all the junk in the background. It’s not always like that. We moved a shed (right now it’s behind the little greenhouse before it arrives at its new spot) and […]

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Northern Rough-Winged Swallow Feeding Young

July 26, 2017

Taking a walk at Muir Creek yesterday I was privileged to see a Northern rough-winged swallow feeding young. Hearing a lot of chattering I looked up and there was a Northern rough-winged swallow that had apparently fledged as it was no longer in the nest but was still requiring the parent to feed it. I don’t often […]

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Recycling Dilemma

July 23, 2017

I’m having a bit of recycling dilemma. After putting out my recycling today I was feeling pretty good about myself. We had done some cleanup over the weekend and had put out three bins separated into glass, plastic and cardboard. As I was walking back to the house, a thought struck me. Was I really […]

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Dehydrating Mint… Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did

July 21, 2017

After two years of failures, I’ve finally found the secret to dehydrating mint. What’s the secret you ask? Follow the experts! My Mistakes: The first year I dried mint I just cut the stalks, hung them up and put to dry in the sun. Result Left them too long they were brown and dusty they […]

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