We’ve just had a very wet week-end here. But a little rain wasn’t going to keep anyone inside, and so while I sat down to edit another thesis chapter, Papa took Maus and Cub out for a rainy day adventure.
There are plenty of resources online for how to keep kids busy outside in the rain. […]
We’ve been having such fun in the garden this year. Perhaps it is because Maus and Cub, now 4½ and 2, are playing so well together outside. Perhaps it is the extra two garden boxes we built. Perhaps it is because the kids love helping water and are excited […]
After the never-ending winter, spring and summer seem to be moving along so quickly…
I can hardly believe that it is CSA time again! It seems like just yesterday that our farmer was sending out the spring newsletters giving us a farm and planting update…and now it is already time to bring in some spring […]
It seems to be mid to late summer every year that the cicadas come out and start to buzz in the trees. Most cicadas have a 2-5 year life-cycle (although there is a North America species that has a 17 year life-cycle!) and spend most of the time underground as nymphs […]
Borage is one thing that grows well in our garden (tomatoes on the other hand failed miserably this year…). The borage plants with their pretty nodding flowers in shades of blue and violet are a favourite of bees and are often abuzz.
Borage flowers are […]
This has been my first summer making jam, and after jam that I thought was a little too sweet (Serviceberry) and jam that just wasn’t quite right (apricot), this third jam I am really pleased with.
We have a funny plum tree in our front garden. There are 3 varieties of plum grafted onto a single rootstock. […]
Oh my! It has been a while since I have visited this space, and there really isn’t any reason for my absence. I have countless “draft posts” but none seemed to actually make it as far as the “publish” button, and many have since been deleted…a post entitled “The garden – early June” […]
The best part of finally having a veggie plot? Harvesting our very own, home grown veg.
Some might not know what the fuss is about; there weren’t very many of them, and the red and orange ones weren’t very big. But, you see, they are our carrots. […]
Scenes from the week at the cottage…
Popcorn! Even the dogs enjoyed some thanks to ever helpful little hands.
A glass of cider and some knitting…ah, lovely! We’ve recently decided to call the Mummy and Daddy type of cider “sour cider” to differentiate […]
I’ve been dreaming about this summer’s week at the cottage, and all of the wonderful time spent in the water (I’m sure the lack of central air-conditioning and the few days where the ground floor thermostat registered 30°C played no small part in my dreams of swimming…). Thinking of all the things we would need […]
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