Saturday, November 27, 2010

the season of wood

is upon us again ...
the wood pile dimenishes is restocked and dimenishes again

The big dogs love wooding - they explore the woods and race back whenever the saw stops.
Brody isn't as big a fan - he tends to sit in the vehicle while the saw buzzes. He enjoys the walking elements and riding on the atv though.

If it's below 5 degrees out Thea stays home to watch the fire!!

Unrelated note - the green onions continue to flourish in the garden despite snow and frost!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

sweet day ...

  • gardened - veggie beds are in amazing shape
  • all garlic is planted (93 cloves in total)
  • fertilized the asparagus and mulched it
  • played agility with the dogs
  • went to town
  • had a lovely fire
so far a perfect day! and a yummy dinner planned with my favourite radio show ahead so it isn't getting any worse

(if you don't count Brody waking up at 7 am like a little alarm clock)


in November - found on one of our walks last weekend - how cool is that?

'nuff said!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

85 cloves of garlic

85 cloves of garlic actually take way less time to plant in a nice friable fluffy bed then you'd think!

I picked only the biggest best large cloves this year so am excited to see next year's results all ready - this is garlic that has been grown here since before 2006. The first year it was tiny - each year the bulbs have gotten successively bigger and healthier with bigger cloves too. Next year I'm trying my first brought in garlic - I'm planting a head of Korean garlic from a local organic gardener.

The asparagus is looking pretty amazing ... I'll try to grab a picture tomorrow if the sun comes out.
Bunny hutches are tucked up for winter.

On a sad note little darling Daisy died last week. She was the oldest of the does and had a happy year with us so I can't be too sad but I will miss her bossy funny ways.
My home computer is blown up which is a drag except it might force me to get a new one sooner rather than later!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Late Hallowe'en

one of our pumpkins - carved by Thea's godmother ... of Thea ~ amazing!!