Manual labour is good therapy, and a court update

I headed out early today, for my court date with our vandal. It's been a year, minus a day, since my first court date regarding my application for a restraining order was scheduled. It was a very, very long day. No, it's not resolved. But before I get into that, I will talk about something … Continue reading Manual labour is good therapy, and a court update

2022 garden preparation: fixing up the tomato bed

Today, I took advantage of the lovely, warmer than forecast weather we are having, to clean up and redo the tomato bed. Here is how it looked when I started. This is a new bed, built this spring, and I was very happy to see how deep and strong the roots on the tomato plants … Continue reading 2022 garden preparation: fixing up the tomato bed

Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

Our glorious weather isn't going to stick around, and we've got garlic ordered, so I wanted to make sure we had at least one prepared bed for them. This is the empty bed that had yellow onion and shallot sets in it. It was also supposed to have purple kohlrabi, but that never grew. We … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things

One of the things we've done to protect some of our garden beds from the groundhogs and deer was to use mosquito netting as row covers. The edges were weighed down with whatever was handy; rocks, bricks, pieces of wood... that sort of thing. The beet bed near where the garlic had been planted has … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things