Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring has sprung, and so have I

I will be lucky if anyone reads my blog now, due to being away for so long. Besides not blogging all that much during the Winter months, the past few weeks I have been caring for my honey, who has had open heart surgery. I sure have missed getting my fingers into the dirt, but am making up for the loss, by planting and tending new plants and berry bushes.

Today I researched 'companion planting, and in this bed I have salad mix lettuce, celery, and behind these will be tomato plants. I will also 'companion plant' in the other raised beds.

Also today, Pac Choi was planted beneath a protective covering.

For a long time, it has been a wish of mine to grow raspberries, but I do not like the thorny, high maintenance kind. Two weeks ago, I came across this little beauty, a dwarf thornless variety of raspberry, "Raspberry Shortcake" rather expensive, but worth every penny if it produces well.

The lettuce I planted today look a little sad, but they will soon perk up.

Last fall, I purchased this white currant. There were a few berries on the plant, and when I tasted one, I was sold on the sweetness of the fruit. Currants are supposed to produce an abundance of fruit which I am hoping for, perhaps not the first year, so I will just have to exercise a little patience.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Today's cartoon is by Cam Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen.
Cam Cardow / Cagle Cartoons

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013


To all my readers, Have a wonderful thanksgiving day. Blessings to all.

Thursday, November 14, 2013