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


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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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


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


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


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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