Monthly Archives: September 2011

I met a shepherd in Quebec

This summer while in Quebec, we discovered a shepherd and a flock of sheep. They were in Mont Joli, not far from the small community of Metis where we were staying near the Reford Gardens. The first time we drove by them … Continue reading

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Our backyard caterpillar

The kids came rushing into the kitchen one day this summer saying, “Mom, you have to come and see the caterpiller!” This is not music to a gardener’s ears. Caterpillars are known to chew through leaves and can even demolish … Continue reading

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The Pimm’s Cup

The first time I had a Pimm’s was with my husband’s high school teacher, Mr. B. We had stopped by for a visit on the way to Nova Scotia one year and sat out on his back deck overlooking the … Continue reading

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Catnip memories and slow-cooked stevia

When my husband and I were first married, he was working at the family pet store. Along with many other pet products (they didn’t sell actual pets) they sold dried catnip that they prepared and packaged themselves. I remember going out … Continue reading

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Children in my garden

When I was about five or six years old, I discovered that there were carrots growing in my backyard. They were out behind the shed and the little green tops were only a couple of inches high when I came … Continue reading

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Love the ones you’re with

Stirling—who was also Moe to some and grandpa to others—liked a good meal. His end of the table was always quiet at Christmas dinner as he settled into a heaping plateful of food that included the turkey neck that had been … Continue reading

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The sun in Sunday

I like what Will Braun had to say in his blog post this week. He advocated for ‘putting the sun back in Sunday’, or making nature a bigger part of church space. In his post, Braun complained that on a warm summer morning, … Continue reading

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