Category Archives: Gardening

Is there life out there?

I found this post yesterday while going through my drafts.  It’s about 4 months old, but I thought it still worth posting.  🙂  Today, the garden’s a disaster area – the rhubarb overtook everything, the zucchinis may have routed it finally, the tomatoes are enormous, the peppers are hot as h… well you know, and our Oregamint* is going like gangbusters.

*Oregamint.  What happens when you plant Oregano and mint too close together.  It seems that they might be cross breading, because some days I can’t tell which one I’ve picked.  Makes for some weird Mojitos and spaghetti both.  Works fine in salads though…

May 5, 2013

Yes!! Finally, yes.  Winter hopefully has taken its last kick at us, with the 4 – 6″ of snow we got on Monday (Ryan was driving in a whiteout while the radio stations were reporting “light flurries”), I’m officially so done with Winter, I may up and move if I see any more flurries in the next 6 months.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for tenacity, but I think it’s time for spring.

What better way to show that spring has arrived, and “life” is out there, than spotting these in the garden?

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Chaney and Sons Contracting Warburg Alberta – Serving Edmonton and Area caused $4000 damage to our truck

$4000 damage.  That’s what the estimate said.  Thanks to Chaney and sons, also doing business as Y4 Workin Ent Inc, and 1383726 AB Ltd, we have significant damage to our vehicle.

We decided that this year, we would stay close to home.  Business is a little slow, so money’s a little tight, so we’re trying to do a small reno to the backyard on the inexpensive.

I don’t want to say cheap, because1. It isn’t and 2. Cheap has a a bad reputation.

We’re reusing some things (rebuilt and expanded the deck.  Ahem,.. Patio.), and trying to save money by picking up our own dirt, when it’s offered on kijiji, etc.  Well, last week this backfired on me. Big time.

On July 31, 2012, I answered a kijiji ad for free top soil.

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