Groundhog’s Day

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February 2nd is an exciting day in our house as the girls race around waiting to hear if we are set for an early spring. This year the results seem to be mixed with the Canadian groundhog’s calling for an early spring and the American claiming 6 more weeks of winter. I took a look… Read more »

Garden Raiding in January

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We just had a cold snap on Gabriola Island with a good dump of snow, heavy wind and rain, and today sun with seasonable temperatures! I decided to see what greens and herbs survived the nasty weather of the past 10 days and was pleasantly surprised to find beets, kale, parsley, rosemary, chard, kale, cabbage… Read more »

Birthday Weekend

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What a lovely day for a birthday, Saturday was warm and sunny and the scent of wild roses was in the air.  All 12 of us (6 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs) convened in the rec room for birthday cake and ice cream and then we gathered in the garden to enjoy the last rays of… Read more »