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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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My garden grew chips and cookies!

This summer, even with my limited growing space, I harvested some wonderful edibles. Just before the big snow fall, I picked the last of the kale. It has been deep green and beautiful all summer long (as soon as I … Continue reading

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I am remembering the women who stayed home

This morning was busy at our house. My oldest, A., was up early so he could get dressed in his full piping kit, ready to play at the high school’s Remembrance Day ceremony and then in downtown Oakville at the … Continue reading

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Potatoes grow best on the side of the road

On our trip to Newfoundland, we went on seven boat trips and traveled more than 7200 kilometers in our car. It was the best kind of journey where we knew that around every corner was a beautiful view and every … Continue reading

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Giddy in a Cow Head garden

It might sound a little strange if you’re from Ontario, but  I love Cow Head! It was one of my favourite stops on our Newfoundland adventure. That’s where I was captivated by St. Mary’s Botanical Walk. It was late on a … Continue reading

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My oatmeal picnic

Often on my desk at the church there is an empty bowl, ringed with cinnamon, that once held my breakfast oatmeal. Sometimes there is one in my minivan, too, with the spoon rattling around every time we turn a corner. … Continue reading

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Summer dreams: The garden at Dundurn Castle

Not far from where I live in Oakville is the city of Hamilton, where I studied at McMaster University and attended Central Presbyterian Church in my twenties. Strangely, it wasn’t until two summers ago that I discovered one of its … Continue reading

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Free Garden Planning tools: a review

This summer I will undertake my biggest garden project ever: a total renovation of my entire yard. That’s because, like the inside of the house, the backyard is a little dated. Twenty five years ago, the owners built a large … Continue reading

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Every hospital needs a garden

Most pastors have reason to visit the hospital with fair regularity, but last week my visit was different. Wearing street clothes instead of a collar, I went to Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga and found my way to Palliative Care. … Continue reading

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Alert alert beware. You have just joined Pinterest??

It happened innocently enough. I was standing around talking to S. after a church meeting when she said, “Hey, are you on Pinterest? I think you’d like it.” Having no idea what this “Pinterest” was, I went home and Googled … Continue reading

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