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Harvest in the Kootenays

There’s snow on the mountains, about a foot or so on Kootenay Pass I hear, this feels early, but maybe I’m just not quite ready for the onslaught. We are in the midst of harvest here in the Kootenays. Our house is full of stored, canned, ready to can, and dehydrated fruit and vegetables. The dehydrator is running as I write, Italian plums at the moment.

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Early Fall Update

This week has been a bit of a write-off from the perspective of tackling the to-do and to-write lists. Selecting photos for the Pass Creek Fall Fair exhibition, as well as vegetables, fruit and preserves. Robyn has sewing, crocheting and baking in as well, and the girls are entering some stuff too.

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Happy Easter

Spring is in the air. The weeds are pushing through and the battle for garden supremacy begins. Hope begins with little more than a seed planted in freshly turned earth, we can hope that our actions are making a difference, we can hope that we are able to influence the world around us for positive change.

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SPIN Gardening in Castlegar

Image by urbanworkbench via Flickr Robyn and I are ordering seeds and equipment in preparation for our first year of SPIN gardening. “SPIN-gardeners are always thinking of ways to creatively expand, just like SPIN-farmers,” Satzewich says.The SPIN system involves “relay planting,” densely sowing one crop after another to keep the beds perpetually full; growing short-season, […]

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