Love to Garden: Mushrooms

I love the process of growing the vegetables in my garden, or flowers in the yard. It's exciting to start something from seed and watch it progress, to the point of harvesting it to eat or simply marvelling at the colours of the blooms. But I didn't know I could grow mushrooms at home. At... Continue Reading →

Love to Garden: Sprouts

It’s really a joy to grow things yourself, harvest and enjoy eating them. Or to simply revel in the beauty of flowers you planted and grew on your own. This spring, besides planting seedlings for my garden, I got the idea to try sprouting. I forgot how much I love sprouts. I haven't bought them... Continue Reading →

Love To Garden: Mint

It's really a joy to grow things yourself, harvest and enjoy eating them. Or to simply revel in the beauty of flowers you planted and grew on your own. My garden is real source of pleasure, entertainment, and of course work. But the work is worth it when I get to enjoy the fruits of... Continue Reading →

Caring For My Bees

I’ve already told you about my excitement at learning that I can raise bees without much effort. The Backyard Pollinator will let me have non-aggressive leafcutter bees in my yard.So now that I’ve got my bee barn, I’m anxious to get my leafcutter bees out buzzing around, helping the vegetables and flowers.Not so fast! Just... Continue Reading →

A-Buzz About The Bee Barn

Spring is the time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to our garden and our flowerbeds. It’s one of the joys of springtime, and into the summer, to watch my plants sprout, grow and flourish. And with all we’ve learned about the importance of bees in the growing process, a local company’s... Continue Reading →

A Salad So Good, I Ate The Bowl

Don't read this and think. "Oh sure, she's eating a salad again," because here's the cold, hard truth. I'm snacking. A lot. I also seem to have a sudden affection for all things made with dough: biscuits, dumplings, pasta. And then there's the baking. I don't bake! Now I'm baking. I blame the pandemic, but... Continue Reading →

Because I Can

“I move because I can.” I remind myself of this when I’m out for an enjoyable walk, or sweating through a not-so-enjoyable workout. It’s my mantra when I go for a run, or have to carry heavy groceries, or do yard work, or vacuum. It’s a good reminder to be grateful for a body that... Continue Reading →

Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

Find Your Passion

Most people I know have to work to survive. The difference is whether you live to work, or work to live. Do you love what you do? Do you head to work (or your home office, farm, greenhouse, factory….wherever) full of joy most days? Or do you dread going to work? Do you feel stress... Continue Reading →

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