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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sprung

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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

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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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Play-scaping

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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

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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

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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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The Cabbage and the Worm…

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We are getting our seeds out of storage and setting up the light racks to begin this year’s Brassica crops. Yeah! Cabbages, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Radishes, Turnips and Mustards, pretty Bok Choy, ferny Mizuna, otherworldly Kohlrabi and chunky Collard Greens. … Continued

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Fun with Onions

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Onions! Late January or the beginning of February is Onion planning time around here. We are still brand new in this Garden and it is only our second year of planting Onions from seed. Last year was a fantastically punishing … Continued

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Fool’s Spring…

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It feels like Spring today. It is warm and really sunny and a substantial amount of the latest snowfall is melting away. I know that it is most likely just a “Fool’s Spring” and that we will still get to … Continued

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The Gardener’s Shadow

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I am not a particularly gifted photographer and this lack of talent often results in my own shadow interloping in many of my pictures. As a lucky coincidence these failed photographs reminded me of a neat little parable, that goes something … Continued

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Mud Kitchen!

Gardens are really wonderful places – full of pretty flowers, scented herbs, all kinds of beds and borders of edible plants with colourful and shapely leaves. Bright crocheted artwork, fanciful birdhouses, odd bits of sculpture and crazy driftwood trellises decorate … Continued

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Before and After

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Attempting to fix up a really old house and starting a pretty huge Market Garden from scratch can sometimes be a little daunting. It seems to go so very slowly and we often feel that nothing is being accomplished. It … Continued

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Frost Fairies

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We have this nifty “Two over Two” sliding glass door that faces out over the moors behind the Gardens. I am pretty sure that we have the double paned glass door installed on the wrong side (the single pane sliders … Continued

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A Great Pile of Kelp!

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Growing a Garden in Eastern Canadian by the Seaside has lots of challenges.  Yup LOTS. Combine a really short growing season, some truly wild weather, regular doses of burning salt-water spray, marshy and seriously acidic topsoil and let’s not forget … Continued

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Begin Again…

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Time to start all over again… We have pulled out the humongous stash of seeds and begun the onerous task of figuring out what will be planted next season. It is the time to take stock of our hits and our … Continued

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Fun Made By Hand!

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We set up our downstairs  office as an impromptu craft fair for all of our lovely customers that could not make it out to the very few and select holiday markets that we attend.This proved to be quite fun and … Continued

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Playtime…

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A fabulous flower! For some reason these Artichokes have carried on blooming all through this intermittenly chilly Autumn. So very pretty and so very like a sort of land based Water Lily. This is the seasonal change of gears that means … Continued

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Slant of Light

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That certain slant of light…. That is when, I think, you can really tell that Autumn is upon us. The cucumbers are the first to wither in the cooling nights and the other heat loving crops soon follow. The most … Continued

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Preserves

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It turns out that after all that amazing harvesting you really must preserve your landslide of beautiful produce. We have piles of shiny yellow and green Courgettes and Pattypan Summer Squash. Basket after basket of the perfect and very lush … Continued

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Harvesting

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It is that time of year… It always make me feel a bit like a mad scientist. Giddy and sort of amazed at what the Gardens have managed to produce. We harvested ALL the Tomatoes from the hundred or so … Continued

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Colour Me Happy!

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Colour. Crazy wonderful colour really can make you happy. There is real Big fun in a brand new box of wax crayons and in pots of bright tempera paint and in the flat tray filled with sticks of chalky pastels … Continued

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Potential

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Such enormous fun! There is something awfully special about a big basket of new yarn (from Rock Loaf Farm…so very local too!). Soft squishy yarn with that lovely lanolin-y smell and just look at all the pretty colours! All just waiting … Continued

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Avalon in the Garden

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Mist has been an ongoing condition this Summer. Really great weather for Kale and Lettuce not so much for the Tomatoes (sigh). Still it is very very pretty. Can you see this handsome creature that has taken up residence in … Continued

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Calendula!

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A lovely row of Cottage Garden-ish Calendula, also known as the Pot Marigold. Calendula is in the Daisy family and it is a useful plant in the Garden border and also in the kitchen. Flower petals can be added to … Continued

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Okey-dokey Artichokey

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Globe artichokes are really easy to grow on the West Coast but not quite hardy enough to be such an effortless perennial here in the frozen East. We started a little planting of Green Globe Artichoke seedlings in late Winter … Continued

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Summer High

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These are the things that mean we have reached high Summer… Poppies! Oh! we do love the splashy bright red Poppies! Summer Squash…Pattypans, Zucchini, Bennings Green Tint, Serpentine Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash. Is there any garden vegetable more generous than … Continued

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Snap and Grow!

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Assembling a nifty little Greenhouse kit… First we dug a pretty substantial set of trenches out of the bed of shale that we recently acquired. Next we levelled the nice heavy timbers that are completely non-optional in a place that has … Continued

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A Fan of the Field

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Seems like an unreasonably lovely setting for a Potato field don’t you think? Growing a large food Garden always involves a pretty substantial amount of manual labour…hot and very sweaty-type labour. Up at the Potato field there is always a fine … Continued

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My Neighbour’s Pony

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This is my neighbour’s trusty little work pony. I really never ever thought an ATV could be so useful. My previous experience with such machines generally involved youngish folks tearing up pristine areas of lovely woodlands, bogs and meadows with … Continued

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Unreasonably Green!

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All this rain has made for one seriously green world. Pretty ferns, lovely green hills and some pretty funky little Mushrooms. The wet Summer does also mean that we have some pretty fantastic Salad Greens, Lettuce, Snap Peas and the … Continued

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Across the Road

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When we bought this nifty little fixer-upper we very much knew that we NEEDED a huge and successful garden. As unlikely as this area is for good horticulture we did see a pretty fantastic one growing right next door. Well saw … Continued

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Watch this space!

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We have engaged this wonderful young artist to give new life to the expansive canvas of a rather sad old retaining wall. So very much can’t wait to get to take the “after” pictures because her work is so very … Continued

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Summer Love

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See that lovely truckload of hay bales? All of that wonderful hay covers our walking paths and also makes some mighty fine mulch. We have been blessed to connect with some lovely Farmers that no longer have a use for … Continued

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This Garden

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What we are doing here is not at all sensible….just in case you were wondering. This here, is not a very likely place to put any garden at all, never mind our nifty little Market Garden. Our garden battles a … Continued

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Much Ado About Aphids

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Aphids… the tiny green vampires of the greenhouse world. They are really not much trouble in the outside gardens where the balance of predators and the wildness of our weather keeps them well in check. In the greenhouse it is … Continued

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All about the leaves…

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Very early Summer is all about the leaves. Pretty shiny Swiss Chard in a rainbow of colours. Thick juicy Siberian Kale. Crisp and compact Buttercrunch Lettuces that could easily pass for giant green roses. Lovely Red Salad Bowl lettuce looking … Continued

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Tenacity

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Horrors abound… Hail!  Thunderstorms!  Windstorms!  and WAY more than our fair share of Late Frosts. Still the Summer crops march bravely on. Tomatoes are still tucked inside the wire and plastic cloches but they are finally beginning to reach the tops … Continued

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Dolls

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Making Dolls. I do think that the best toys are simple, natural and, usually, handcrafted. We make dolls that are knitted and crocheted with a variety of wools including yarn and roving from the lovely Rock Loaf Farm (so very local dolls!) … Continued

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Simple

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Our vacuum cleaner is broken. It worked just fine the last time I used it but when I push the go button… nadda. Funny thing about vacuum cleaners, they are great at getting up dust and fluff and cat hairs … Continued

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Between the Rains…

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In between the rains… We are trying to take more pictures of the Gardens. This blog is the first time in my life that I have kept any semblance of a Garden Record. I do know how valuable record keeping … Continued

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Gardener’s Log May 2015

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May is the month of Magic! We go from this… To this… To this… And then suddenly there they are!  Great big pretty transplants… This May has gone by in a Flash! We had the most excellent Track-hoe in to … Continued

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Vegetable Pickle

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This past season we grew a crop of quite lovely summer cabbages. A fairly large crop of quite lovely summer cabbages, actually. Many, many more cabbages than we could use fresh. So it seemed like a good time to make … Continued

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Pioneers

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Just exactly how did all those Sod-busters, Covered Wagon-eers, and Homesteaders DO all of this? Dawn to dusk digging leaves a fellow more than a bit “bone-dead tired”  even with all of our mod-cons. Those intrepid pioneers had no cars, … Continued

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Pretty Vegetables

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Vegetable gardens are so lovely. Fantastic leaves, blowsy flowers, scented herbs, amazingly colourful fruits. Wandering in the gardens is so very much like attending a wild kind of art exhibition. I am sure that I will always marvel at this supernatural display … Continued

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Cauliflower

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Today is the day to plant out our first Cauliflower transplants for this year (in the rain… yup). The most vigorous grower appears to be a variety called “Cheddar” and it has it’s namesake bright orange curds (or we hope … Continued

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Right Now!

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Right Now! That is what the world seems to be saying about just about everything these days. These days that are all about plants. This has been a pretty amazing week. The season has begun and our house and greenhouse … Continued

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Happy Day!

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Oh My Lucky Stars! See that shiny truck cresting the hill? That truck carried the lovely new Pebble and Fern Farmstand all the way from Dartmouth. Wow! This nifty little building was crafted by the carpentry students at NSCC (you … Continued

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Five minutes

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Five minutes. That is how long it has felt like Spring this season. Today we had to break down and put the heater on in the little Greenhouse because there is really, truly and completely NO more room in this … Continued

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Bear Parts

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Handcrafted teddies and dolls! So full on cute and so much personality. Just love the process of stitching them to life. Sweet smelling roving from Rock Loaf Farm, some skeins of hand-painted yarn and little bags of beans knit up … Continued

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They’re here!

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This is more like it! Actual vegetables in the actual finally warmed up garden. So much phew! We have planted – Onion seedlings, Kale, Broad Beans, three kinds of Snap Peas, Turnips, Spinach, Parsnips, Radishes and, so far, all the … Continued

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So Little Car So Much Country!

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Canada is vast. Actually Canada is really, really, really, vast. If you take one really small car, one really huge country, one very amenable cat, and one somewhat crazy girl and drive them all from sea to sea all the … Continued

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Sticks

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Sticks. Sticks and branches are all natural, fairly easy to come by (often for free!) and also pretty flexible. This makes them perfect for crafting handwoven garden fences, trellises, wattles and hurdles. Big fun! (really, this is actually super fun … Continued

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Soft shoe! Edie!

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Soft shoe, Edie!… How can you resist? – Big Edie Did you ever see the movie Grey Gardens? It is the rather unusual story of two former socialites that withdrew from the world to secret themselves in a condemned mansion with … Continued

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Send it Back!

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Nuts! This is not the Spring that I ordered. Thank goodness baby onions are pretty cold hardy ’cause they have to go out. It is time and there is no more room for them in here. Seems more than a little bit … Continued

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“Froggy” Day

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So very “froggy” outside and pretty darn cold too! It always comes as an unwelcome surprise just how bitter the sodden wetness of early Spring wind can be. It just cuts right through anything that you try to wear as … Continued

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Hardening Off…

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Hardening off. The growing season at our Pebble and Fern gardens is quite short. This is a fairly cold-Wintered area (cold-Summered too, sigh). To get a good yield of the vegetables that need more frost-free days than our climate permits … Continued

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Gear Shift

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The Gardens are waking up and the Avalanche of seedlings has begun. Huge relief, as this year Spring was beginning to seem as if it was really and truly not going to arrive. Spring-ter is a most terrible idea. It … Continued

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Good Morning Garden

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Oh Garden, my love. I hope you had a good sleep. You seem to have pressed the snooze button a few extra times and now we are a little behind in our planting schedule but it sure is nice to … Continued

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Broad beans

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The weather is being quite uncooperative so we took the unprecedented step of planting some Broad Beans in cell-packs. Eep! We are putting in a pretty large crop of Broad Beans this year. There was a lot of demand for … Continued

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Shed-tastrophe!

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When we bought this old house we inherited the Mother of all derelict sheds. It was like that children’s song “The song that would not end” (The Shed that would not end…). Shed after shed after shed all attached to… yet … Continued

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Oddly useful

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Here is a nifty and mysterious thrift store find – a Japanese melamine bowl-thing that screws apart into two pieces. I have used my very best Google-fu and been unable to come up with the original purpose for this odd little … Continued

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Beach Party in the Greenhouse!

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Blue sky for a change! Six long frozen months make a day spent in our new little Greenhouse feel like a trip to the Tropics. The daytime temperature inside the greenhouse is holding between 50º and 75º F and that … Continued

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Ode to Tomatoes

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Today’s the Big Day! Time to sow this year’s crop of Tomatoes. Four big foam coolers are set up with bottles of hot water for bottom heat and six hundred teeny-tiny seeds are pressed into their nursery cells. Now we … Continued

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Scary Monsters?

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Here there be monsters. The Radish of the Horse. Horseradish. Garden books, gardening advice columns (do they still have those?) and experienced gardeners offer dubious warnings about Horseradish. One of those warnings came from wondrous and very wise Gardener that I … Continued

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Great Greens!

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We love love love to grow greens! We had two warmish and fabulously sunny days in a row after a very long stretch of seriously cold weeks (or was it months?) and that little hint of warmth made me think … Continued

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Step into the Frame

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I feel like I could step right into this little vignette. This fabulous piece of art is my “Very Best Lucky Find” in the whole of today! Love love love the colours and the fresh bright Spring-ness. The smoke curling … Continued

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By Hand

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Our little market garden is very much “Made By Hand”. We use hand-tools to cultivate, we carry compost by hand in metal buckets and Shank’s Pony is our ride to forage for wild blueberries. All hands on and usually in the … Continued

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Easter Eggplants!

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Today has the dubious title of “First Day of Spring”.  Ta-Dah! Spring… right? It appears that Spring has, once again, “Rickrolled” us by applying back-to-back blizzards with massive piles of snow neatly placed on top of the already deep layer … Continued

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Rings

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Tolkien was right, rings are forged on Mount Doom. There is a side to making jewellery that no one sees. They don’t see the bleeding slices on fingers that come from a slip of the assorted and also very sharp … Continued

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Yarn Rules

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I like to read about what the other fibre lovers are making. Wonderful makers share a window into their creative worlds with charming craft blogs. Lovely photographs document tidy little work-spaces. The pictures show beautiful yarn stashes that are neatly … Continued

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Good Floor Hunting

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Linoleum. There were at least four layers of old linseed-oil linoleum and two layers of fibreboard covering most of the floors in this little house. There was also some of that weird 1970s patterned vinyl that I can never quite … Continued

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Radishes of unusual adorableness!

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R.O.U.A.s – Radishes Of Unusual Adorableness. Oh my stars! such little cuties. Mild Spring weather seems to come late to this part of the country and March’s “all lion – all the time” weather philosophy is particularly difficult to accept when … Continued

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In the Kitchen Garden

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Oh, baby! Tiny little plant starts. Please look away from the “plastic-fantastic” shelves that are this year’s seed starting station. We did so want the lovely metal baker’s shelves but such things are not so easy to come by out … Continued

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Chained

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I made a sterling silver chain bracelet recently. It has a pair of heavy charms and is set with a sweet cabachon amethyst (February birthstone). When I finished the rough polishing and then the final rouge polishing I saw a … Continued

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Hundertwasser

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  Everything is here to be happy on earth. We have snow and every day a new morning. We have trees and rain and hope and tears. We have humus and oxygen. We have distant lands and bicycles. We have … Continued

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Happy Holi

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Now here is a game I would really like to play! So much colour! The Google doodle this morning reminded me of the charming South Asian festival of Holi. The celebration of Holi is just my cup tea. Oh My Lucky … Continued

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Work

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Making objects for people to wear as ornaments has always seemed like a strange kind of work. It doesn’t feed or house anything. We work to grow our market garden that feeds us and many other families – it’s easy … Continued

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If I were a Mommy Blogger…

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If I were a Mommy Blogger these pictures would be gratuitous baby photos. Real baby love. Look at those chubby little cotyledons! Weedy little baby onions with the miniature strap leaves. The rosy-posy stems on the plump little ruby chards! … Continued

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Mason jar love

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Mason jars are such happy little vessels. They just are. The sparkly crystal of the frugal “make do and mend” set. Around here we definitely belong to the make do and mend set so we use a lot of mason … Continued

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Flower Fairies

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When I was a wee, little nipper, I was gifted with a book of “The Flower Fairies” (I think it was called Flower Fairies of the Spring). I pored over the images and began to look for the pictured pixies … Continued

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Ginger Hands

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A hand of ginger, a murder of crows, a clowder of cats. Fantastically odd sounding names for groups of ordinary things… charming! Today I planted some of those “ginger hands”. Ginger is marvellous for digestion, can ease asthma symptoms and also fights … Continued

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Begin

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Begin at the beginning. Seeds. Every time I get to unfold the flap on a shiny new seed packet I am amazed at the tiny wondrousness of a seed. It is like an entire secret world is contained in there. Did … Continued

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Play with your food!

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Love, love, love to make crochet play food. The cuteness, the absurdness and the just plain fun! “yum yum dim sum” is one one my favourite books for toddlers and I have made many dim sum play sets with the … Continued

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Nice ice for sale

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“Nice ice for sale!… ten cents a pail!” This time of year, I hear that little ditty every time I look out any of our windows. Yup… you can have it. The plow could not make it up our road … Continued

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Sea of Grass

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I like to get up early. If I am early enough, I get to watch the sunrise through our eastern kitchen windows and it is just as lovely every single time. The view of the roly-poly hills and the ocean … Continued

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Studio love

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I love my new studio! It is just a homely little room that we converted from the rather large south facing closet. We added two big salvaged casement windows and they have changed everything. What was a dingy but generous … Continued

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Happy Year of the Sheep!

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When you live on the West Coast of Canada you are treated to the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year. I know that this is also celebrated in many other parts of Canada but it just seems … Continued

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The Shanty

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We bought this house. On purpose. Over the interwebs. From the complete other side of Canada. Without ever seeing it. Yup, this is going to be a story. Better make some tea. This picture was taken on the very first … Continued

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Push

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It is no secret that I don’t really appreciate WInter. I really don’t like the cold, I miss the garden and I am so cheap (frugal?) that I hate listening to the furnace burn up our money. However, I do … Continued

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Onions!

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It is February in Cape Breton. The door to the green house is frozen shut. The door to the basement is also frozen shut. Our steep little lane is a semi-vertical skating rink and, of course, layers of snow and … Continued

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Snow day!

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There is a fun page on the interwebs called SnowDays. It lets you create “paper” snowflakes and then paste them into a snowing vignette (with a message if you like). Perhaps not as much fun for the kiddos as the … Continued

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Happy Heart Day!

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We don’t seem to celebrate holidays around here. We’re just not really all that sentimental I suppose. But Valentine’s day comes with hearts! And hearts are what crochet does best! And we know that I will use any excuse to … Continued

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Tangled

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Quite a number of years ago I decided that I must learn to crochet. My previous experience with this craft consisted of the pink chevron striped afghan blanket that covered my childhood bed and a scratchy kelly green crocheted bikini … Continued

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Tanemura

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Tanemura is a Japanese word that a friend shared with me many years ago. It is supposed to translate into the words “Seed Village”. So charming. A sweet sentiment… “Tanemura” a little Community of Seeds. It is that time! That’s right! … Continued

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The first summer

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This Gardener is very sure that we have had enough Winter to begin dreaming of green things to come. Our lane is a sheet of ice that salt cannot touch and it feels like a very real blessing every morning … Continued

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welcome to pebble and fern

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Hi! Welcome to our little corner of the internet. This is our brand new Market Gardeny-blog, where we get to share all the “Handmade Fun” that grows around here.

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