Category Archives: The House

Evening Garden Glow

As I stepped into the furthest corner of our garden this evening, I was greeted with lovely golden light filtering through the trees. The tasks of moving fence boards and watering suddenly became much more enjoyable in the late evening … Continue reading

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The 2016 Vegetable Garden

Being an absentee gardener is always a challenge. You never seem to be around at the right time to ward off pests or water the garden. Each year we learn a little more about what works and what doesn’t, and … Continue reading

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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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Still Painting

How everyone spends their “vacation”…..painting the deck. My plan is if I paint in the morning that I can kayak in the afternoon. I am certain that by the time I finish this huge deck that I will have to … Continue reading

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Garden Surprise

I’ve spent the last few days working in our garden. We’ve been staying close to home as the children are sharing a sickness; one gets it, then another, then the next. I suspect we are not out of the woods … Continue reading

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New Plants for the Front Garden

Work on the yard and garden has been a very slow process. The first summer we had the house we just sat back and watched what grew. In the fall I planted some bulbs and called it good. The second … Continue reading

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