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Earth Day, Green Living, Green Thumb

Earth Day is this Tuesday!! We love to garden as a family that day, not use much electricity and go for a big walk in the forest. We’ll spend lots of time outside and try and eat something from the garden or home preserved from the previous season. If your new to green living or […]

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Little Mountain Girl Turns 4

Aerilaya is 4 today. FOUR! She is so excited and I believe this birthday she is very much aware that it really is her birthday. Today she’s playing with her friends at the Montessori daycare she goes to one day a week (that is a lovely short walk up the mountain and over the creek). […]

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Daily Spring Sights

There’s been a beautiful shift this past week, a consistent daily flow of outdoor spring activity. Every morning we wake up, its brisk and sometimes only just around zero. Hats and jackets are worn early in the day, but are peeled off by the afternoon as the warm sunshine dictates so. Around 2 pm the chickens […]

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~ This Moment ~

Joining Soule Mama, a Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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Garden Update + Green Thumb Thursday

Do you see that!? It’s our first pea sprout!! Elsewhere in the garden the rhubarb, garlic and chives are growing fast; the arugula and mixed mustard mescluns have come up, as well as some red orach that self-sowed. This past week I’ve direct seeded more spinach, arugula, lettuce, radishes as well as golden & chioggia […]

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Cold to Hot Springs- Tips to Prevent Bolting

We live in a Northern climate, however our springs are easy for plants to bolt (go to seed) because of plant stress. It can go from -3C/26.6F one day and jump to 30C/86F within a matter of days in May. Most spring vegetables prefer a nice cool season for growing and do not like the heat, especially huge […]

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Garden Photography- my picks from 2013

I have a confession. I have a slight addiction to taking photographs of vegetables and a slightly bigger addiction to growing different varieties, primarily heirlooms (seriously, I sneak them into the house). Here are some of my favourites from last year’s garden (I have thousands). I’m excited about the upcoming growing season because I have a […]

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~ This Moment ~

Joining Soule Mama, a Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.