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Why labels matter

Signs on public bathrooms seem to be very important to people these days. Some people are quite concerned that those using them also seem to need to be clearly defined and labeled. I don’t really get all the fuss. I’m a mom … Continue reading

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Wonderful waiting in South Baymouth

Here in snowy Ontario we are waiting for spring to arrive (it’s April–hurry up already!) so I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you a wonderful waiting experience I had last summer. Yes, I said wonderful! Have … Continue reading

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Is it good luck to plant seeds while wearing your bathrobe?

I have heard that you can ensure greater garden success by planting during certain phases of the moon (who knows? I can’t say I’ve tried it). This morning, however, when I was out in the early morning sunshine, I wondered what … Continue reading

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Trouble sleeping? The answer is in the garden.

My husband jokes that I haven’t had a good night sleep since my oldest child was born over eighteen years ago, but the truth is I’ve always been a light sleeper. Now, however, with a busy church, schoolwork and a … Continue reading

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Isn’t “winter garden” an oxymoron?

This year for the first time ever I managed to stretch my growing season into October and I had bok choi and lettuce to harvest along with a few onions and some very persistent kale. Now, of course, I am not in the … Continue reading

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I am on my way to becoming a medieval monk

Remember that mud-pit of a backyard from last summer? The transformation is finally finished! (Well, it’s mostly finished anyway. Gardens are too full of life and growth and change to ever be really “finished”.) At long last my little corner … Continue reading

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I have five hundred new friends but they are rather quiet. And wiggly.

Well, I haven’t actually counted, but I am told there are about five hundred in a half pound of worms. They are Red Wigglers and they are small and squirmy. I bought them on the weekend. My love of worms … Continue reading

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