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Fairy Fart!

Last night I went out to the coop to give the girls their nightly warm oatmeal and to tuck them in – yes, they are spoiled and yes, I realize that I am the crazy chicken lady.  I grabbed the … Continue reading

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The New Coop and Rabbit Home

We are almost done the new coop/rabbit house! We turned a little brown 70’s particle board 8×8 shed into an 18×8′ long outbuilding with electricity! We used mostly recycled, restore or auction materials (like our gorgeous $5 siding). It is fully … Continue reading

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6th ANNUAL CANADIAN AUTUMN SEED EXCHANGE Its that time of year again! Welcome to the 6th Annual Exchange!  The format is the same as the previous years except that I am going to try to use a group email (rather … Continue reading

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2016 In the Garden

This year in Southern Ontario it has been HOT!  No rain, but SO HOT.  I wish that it would stay like this forever. The garden is doing very well.  The Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower are the only plants not enjoying … Continue reading

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5th Annual Canadian Autumn Seed Exchange

5TH ANNUAL CANADIAN AUTUMN SEED SWAP GUIDELINES (Partially paraphrased from Heather MacDonald’s annual pepper/tomato swap guidelines – with her permission)… ADDRESS  to be send by email when you sign up! This is my business address & the postman brings the … Continue reading

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Lots of Bush Beans

  I grew double my usual amount of bush beans this year. One day I will grow less varieties. But I can’t resist all of the pretty colours and shapes! Anyway….  One bed was much sunnier than the other and … Continue reading

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A Great Year For Pole Beans!

My pole beans LOVED the weather this year.  I ran into one slight problem when a few varieties from trades failed to germinate.  After three weeks (an eternity in bean years) I replaced them with a few other varieties.  I … Continue reading

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Here Are The Potatoes – with a cool growing idea!

Every year I decide in the fall that I am going to pick a few favourites to grow and stop trialling so many varieties.  Then winter hits and I start rummaging through seed sites.  Eventually my 1 or 2 varieties … Continue reading

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4th Annual Canadian Autumn Seed Exchange

I can’t believe that this is the 4th year of this swap already (: Every fall I host a swap just for Canadians. Last year we had just over 40 gardeners join in. Feel free to message me if you … Continue reading

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