I’m not a big fan of tomatoes at the best of times. I am indifferent to ketchup, the blandest of the bland condiments (although invaluable if you get some really bad french fries). I also don’t really mind pasta or pizza sauce. Salsa (or better yet Salsa-Mayo 50/50 mix) is good on nachos, but after … Read more
We tried planting some finger potatoes this year – so far, they’re delicious and healthy! Really pleased!
Gosh we did well with our spinach this year! The leaves were huge and delicious! We are tickled green at its performance. As always, radish is also a nice treat with its own speedy and tangy results.
So last spring you may remember that the lumber I had cut to build a new sauna had an accident while resting on the drying rack I had purchased. As also mentioned, I had a very busy summer, and never did get to building that sauna. I believe we’ve decided that we’ll look into purchasing … Read more
One thing it seems our property suffers from is a distinct lack of diversity in trees. Everywhere we look we see spruce, balsam, tamarack and pine, with the occasional birch or poplar thrown in for a tiny splash of “colour”. We would very much like to see a bit more variety if possible. At the … Read more
With all the other things to do on the homestead, we have opted to make the garden one of the lower priorities. This was on the advice of another famous proponent of rural living – Steve Maxwell, who suggested that gardening took up a large investment in time that he wasn’t able to commit to … Read more
As Donna and Kenny have been putting in the first baby-steps garden here at the homestead, I have spent a bit of time down there giving (often unsolicited) advice and just keeping an eye on the pond levels. While observing the developing traffic pattern down there, I noted that Grandpa had recently leveled off a … Read more
Well, yesterday Kenny convinced me to head outside and make use of the longest period without rain we’ve had in weeks (about 12 hours). I took the opportunity to clean up the garden. Dismantle the stakes, bring in the lines, throw the dead and dying plants into the yard waste bin, and then … Read more
Well, that’s annoying… I typed up quite a long blog entry just describing our garden, complete with many pictures, and accidentally published it before I wanted to. I rushed to take it down, and instead deleting the whole thing. Sigh. Computers… I should probably also point out how difficult it is to properly embed pictures … Read more