Category Archives: permaculture

Some downsides of chickens

So one thing to know about owning chickens, and I think this really applies to any livestock, is that there are constant downsides. From the outside looking in, the chickens seem like a great idea, and hey, they are, but … Continue reading

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It’s raining tomatoes!

The torrent of tomatoes is beginning! I picked only the most ripe ones today so they didn’t rot on the vine. They’re destined to be either dried or turned into spaghetti sauce or salsa. Lots of beans too, a few … Continue reading

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Snack with a bite!

  Cooking up an afternoon snack today. I’m stir frying some stinging nettles I picked from the back yard. It’s an experiment. I was reading ‘Carrots Love Tomatoes’ and flipped to the section on wild edibles. They talk about stinging … Continue reading

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This too shall pass

  This weekend, it’s not all roses and sunshine; instead it’s rain clouds and challenges. Seems to be more than our shares of annoyances in the past few days. Oddly enough, I feel they are all thematically related to weakened … Continue reading

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Spring flowers!

Spring has hit with a beautiful vengence here in the Cowichan Valley. Here are some photos of the flowers that are blooming. We planted none of these’ they came with the place from former owners! Yay! Such a pretty surprise!

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Catch-all photos from Vancouver Island

I’ve been sadly remiss in blogging lately but have been storing photos and little vids up on my phone to share. We’ve had a long/strangely also short winter. It doesn’t really feel like winter when there isn’t any snow, but … Continue reading

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Finer Life

Part of an application I just submitted to be a food writer. Thought I’d share it. Hope I get the job! The morning sun shines through the mist as I drive into Duncan, filling the air with a golden glow. … Continue reading

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