Farming in Paradise

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The Hope Center preschool had a field trip today at Paradise Island Farm. The main attraction was the alpacas, dozens of them. The children were each given a cup of sweet feed and allowed to feed the alpacas, chickens and baby goats. Afterwards they went to the farm gift shop and saw how to spin… Read more »

Not Just a Pretty Face

Posted by & filed under Gardening on Gabriola.

Sarah and Harley are gentle souls, they live down the road from us on a beautiful 5 acre property and we are thankful to them for the gold mine of fertilizer they provide for our garden. All we need to do is shovel it and with the help of John, our trusty garden tractor we… Read more »

On the Shores of Gabriola

Posted by & filed under At the Sea.

In my line of work I have many opportunities during the course of the week to wander on the sea shore. I show a home, “should we check out the nearest beach?”, inevitably the answer is yes. We find the nearest access (there are so many it would be hard to count them all) and… Read more »

A Little Black Dress

Posted by & filed under Shopping on Gabriola.

One of my favorite dress shops is The Wooden Hanger on Gabriola Island. There is a wonderful selection of clothes, different from the ones that you see in chain stores. This is a great shop and I find that much of what remains in my wardrobe are pieces that I have bought over the years… Read more »

Shopping Partners

Posted by & filed under Daytripping on Vancouver Island.

A town day today for us 3 girls, off to Nanaimo, errands to run, a haircut at a top salon, saw an amazing orchid show, lunch at Saigon Kitchen, and then some shopping. We go into the city 2 or 3 times a month. Nanaimo offers tremendous shopping opportunities. Old Town is walking distance from… Read more »