Monday, May 28, 2012

The henhouse blues

Inspired and enthralled by all the fantastic musicians at our seeding sale last weekend, our daughter has been busy composing songs to the hens and keeping them entertained with her guitar picking.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Seedling Sale Extraveganza!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 10th annual Seedling Sale this past Saturday!  We had a great time and hope you did too...lovely warm sunny weather, lively banjo, fiddle & guitar music, rows and rows of beautiful seedlings, tasty baked treats, many smiling faces of community members...  A very special thank you to all our hard-working vendors, volunteers and musicians who made this event the success it was.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

This weekend

This weekend:
~ hosted walking tour group during this weekend's neighbourhood Jane's Walk (talked on the theme of moving from an industrial focus to post-industrial sustainable neighbourhood)
~ baked wholegrain bread loaves in the outdoor wood-fired cob oven to share with the tour group
~ harvested first rhubarb from this spring's garden for batch of pies (to be sold at our seedling sale)
~ cleaned and organized garden tools, finally
~ took walks to watch the 6 new baby goslings that have hatched in a nearby storm water run-off pond

In the May garden...

May is a busy month around here. We're getting into full swing as we plan, plant and tend the garden...the early plantings in the garden are coming up: peas, mizuna, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, rhubarb, parlsey, dill, garlic, green onions, chives, kale, all the perennials and wild edibles (red orach, sorrel, nettle, lambs quarters, dandelion); fruit trees & berries are flowering: cherry, apple, currants, gooseberries, strawberries; greenhouse brimming with seedlings, just waiting for a few more weeks before tomatoes, peppers and eggplants can be taken outdoors...a lovely, busy, vibrant time these days.