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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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Happy New Year

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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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Back From The Coast

We are back from the coast. In actual fact we have been back for almost two weeks. Life has been busy with a few time consuming jobs, children off school, and life in general. Before our most recent trip I … 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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Happy Easter

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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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