Category Archives: Island Life

Baby Apples, Blogging, and Being Busy

Blogging here on Island Home Blog has been pretty patchy recently. It isn’t a shortage of time on the island, as so far we have managed to spend part of each of the first five months of the year out … Continue reading

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The Start Of Gardening Season

We’ve been traveling between the Gulf Islands and Alberta enough years now that we have finally started to understand the different times of year and when we need to get things done. For instance, digging into the ground in the … Continue reading

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Remembering Summer

Today I needed a horizontal image with tons of room to crop. As I sifted through files I came across thousands upon thousands of Pender Island pictures taken this year that have yet to even be looked at. Life gets … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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Wind and Fences

Our plan for our December time on the island was to kick back and relax after an incredibly stressful couple of months back in Alberta. Evidently the weather had different plans for us, and in a windstorm down came a … Continue reading

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Did you feel that?

Two good style shakes of the house. We thought a tree had hit. Everything moved and creaked. Epicentre only around 10km from us. Island life………

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Winter Paddle

+5C. Calm water. No wind. We couldn’t resist going for a December paddle. No seals today, huge bull kelp, the odd gull overhead, and a heron perched on a float in the distance. Beach glass was found, as was an … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We are celebrating with a dinner of potatoes fresh from our island garden. Our experiment of growing potatoes, even through a drought like summer was a great success .

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Blackberries

Backyard blackberries. Some went in the muffins, some went straight into our mouths. And the prickly monstrosity still has our football. . . . . . . Ads on this site belong to WordPress.

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Dyeing with Arbutus Bark

The freshly shed bark is giving a lovely color.

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