Mulch it!

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It is truly becoming Summer here in Little Anse. We don’t get much of a Spring but we do seem to have awfully nice Summer and Autumn weather. This means that it has become warm and dry enough to begin … Continued


Homemade Fertilizer

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In healthy soil, plants, microbes, fungi and insects cooperate in an active and vital environment. The soil system is very diverse containing a dizzying array of lifeforms in every teaspoonful. Really very amazing. Soil microorganisms are one of the most important … Continued


Green-sprouting Potatoes

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May is Potato planting time around these parts. We have a range of once-grown seed Potatoes that have been cut and warmed to prepare them for planting. Our Seed Potatoes slumbered in the rather chilly side porch all Winter. Now their … Continued


Lovely Leeks

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Leeks! They really do take forever to grow (we start our Leeks in January) but I do believe that they are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow in a cold climate. These are super-hardy plants that are easy … Continued


Build it Better Yourself…

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“Build it Better Yourself”. Did you ever come across this fabulous book by Rodale press? It is a nifty vintage volume from 1977 that walks you through and wide range of homestead-type projects including Solar Greenhouses,  chicken-coops, pergolas, crop storage … Continued



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It does not look much like Spring. No blowsy Cherry blossoms, no Daffodils, not even a scattering of Snowdrops. It does, actually, feel like Spring though. The sunshine feels warm and although the weather continues to dust us with fairly frequent snow … Continued


Sheila’s Brush

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Sheila’s Brush. That, I hear, is what some people call the last snowstorm of the year. Sheila brushing off Winter. Good Girl. I am fairly sure that the final Cape Breton Snowstorm came at about the end of April last … Continued



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Our lovely new Children’s Garden is still mostly in the planning and gathering stage and that means an unreasonable amount of time is spent in the somewhat less than productive pastime of “research”. We are searching through inspirational photos of … Continued


Out there and In here…

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A few weeks or so ago it seemed a bit like Spring was on the way. Nope. Not yet anyway. It is just as cold out as it looks. I admit to having a lifelong concern with the circumstances of … Continued


Grow All The Seeds!

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This time of year we are picking up some fabulous packages from the mail box with quite pleasing regularity. Very Nice. Ordering seeds for the coming season is always a sort of bitter-sweet chore. We do so love, love, love, … Continued

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