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Long Weekend

A busy weekend in the garden planting crops means less time for blogging. I’ve got some great stories lined up for this week though, so please check back, or even better subscribe to the feed.

On a different note, I just found out that I am a winner of the ProBlogger  book in a giveaway from Scribefire – the best in browser blog publisher, and my weapon of choice when live blogging conferences and when I’m on the run using portable firefox.

The Garden

Sometimes you just need to get your hands dirty. To date (mostly today) we’ve planted 2 varieties of potatoes, 2 varieties of carrots, 3 varieties of beans, peas, mountain spinach, amaranth, corn, sunflowers, dill, thyme, raspberries, squash, pumpkin, watermelon, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

We’ve still got hot peppers, bell peppers, more tomatoes, more squash, eggplant, and strawberry spinach to go. 

On the perennials side of things, we’re harvesting rhubarb and asparagus at the moment, and we’ve got stacks of horseradish, shallots, and garlic. Our fruit trees are getting going, with the peach tree just past blooming. We’re holding out for apples, plums, raspberries, red currents and blackberries, but we’ll also do some foraging for fruit through the summer.

Watershed Network

This week I’m attending a watershed network symposium being held at Selkirk College in Castlegar by the Columbia Basin Trust. I won’t be live-blogging it, but I’ll certainly take some time to publish my thoughts and commentary of the proceedings.

If you didn’t have a long weekend, I hope you had a good Monday!

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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