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Market Day …. In Spring a Young Girl’s heart turns to thoughts of …

Greenery. It’s been a long cold winter here in the wilds of Nova Scotia, and spring has been long late and cold in coming. There’s still not a lot of growing stuff to celebrate yet. Still the desire to get … Continue reading

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Well – there go the vegetables….

An early frost this week has put a quick end to what was left of the vegetables coming in. One ear of corn, there were still 2 doz or so on the stalks not quite ready All the squash and … Continue reading

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Good news – Bad news … but mostly good

So… he’s been home and I’ve been slow updating .. Not the reasons one would think… But yes, its a level of distractedness. Lots going on the last two weeks… sorting out the tilling problem took a level of research … Continue reading

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Carnage… and hope springs eternal

Been a busy week, we took a couple days to regroup and mostly we’ve been doing a lot of running around and back and forth – I’ve needed to get out and about, and we have had stuff to sort … Continue reading

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Week three

After all the work of week two, week three has been a bit slow – both getting some rest, and trying to catch up a few other things. We finally got the desperately needed rain – and thus far 5 … Continue reading

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Two weeks down, two weeks to go…

Well two weeks of James’ month long sojourn back to Australia has passed – a lot of work has gotten done, admittedly not nearly as much as I would have liked – or as fast as I’d like. But a … Continue reading

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Getting there…

Yes! Yes it’s more about gardening….. Mostly because until the root stocks are in and the field plowed for seeding there isn’t much else on my mind or my plate these days. Thanks to G* coming over and lending a … Continue reading

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And more on gardening…

Well all the grapes are in – alas any attempt to carry water up the hill was a failure – hoping for rain tonight. I also managed to run 3 of the 6 wires necessary this year – I’ll leave … Continue reading

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Swimming uphill in mollasses…

the week and a half since James left for Australia … has been difficult. The first few days were a flurry of activity trying to cope with the “I miss him” … now it’s just “gah! I miss the help! … Continue reading

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Anyone who tells you sustainable living is ‘Cheap’ – lies.. well kind of.

A very good article picking the GAPING holes in the BBC’s article on eating healthy for £1 a day. I’ve seen a lot of these articles over the years… and non of them hold water, they simply continue to perpetrate … Continue reading

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Lets play another round of “Guess That Plant!”

It’s springtime here at Arthcwtch, and, as usual, whenever spring arrives, especially as this is a new home and I’m a complete neophyte when it comes to gardening – there’s lots of stuff in the couple of small beds I … Continue reading

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Another round of “Guess That Plant”

So much weeding and cleaning has been happening in the gardens, lawns have been seeded and feeded and all I can do is hope for the best. Last year, between bulbs and yard sale plants and donations, a lot of … Continue reading

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Hope springs eternal

Nothing like the first few days of really good weather in spring to lighten the load and make a girl feel hopeful. This past week has seen some really lovely days, especially after that last blast of winter only a … Continue reading

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Lets play another game of ‘Guess That Plant’…

Whist out hunting for our tree, down by the fence line – we have a 15 ft hill of old composted horse manure – which is the most wonderful soil on the whole property, and the moose love it. And … Continue reading

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A brief stop…

November is quickly running away from me …. 2 weeks left to finish the downstairs … so no time to post. We’re taking the month of December off to enjoy holiday visitors – David is coming down for a visit … Continue reading

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In the afternoon sun…

I do enjoy gardening. Except for: the mosquitoes the ants the slugs and weeding the guilt – that if I’m doing something I enjoy, then I’m not doing something ‘useful’ These things are the bane of my existence in the … Continue reading

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OMG! Yes, it really is 2 posts in 1 night, and 3 in 2 days!

One of the problems with trying to chronicle this adventure that James and I have been on is well … we’re so busy adventuring it’s hard to find not only the time, but the headspace to write about it. One … Continue reading

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A quickie

I now have 10 beautiful and healthy mature heather plants, (and two mostly mangy and dead looking hydrangeas – left in the Feychild’s room to keep em out of the cats claws they have – expired) This weekend will be … Continue reading

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I think I could use a bit of help

I’ve been working – off and on – on the gardens and landscaping since we arrived here. Mostly it’s been piecemeal, a bit here, a bit there. Largely it’s been destructive – plant removal. Not necessarily because they were ugly … Continue reading

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