Whose Grousing Now?

November 19, 2018

I am a bit OCD with my bird feeding. Every feeder gets a measured cupful as this seems to be just the right amount. Any less and the birds are hanging around looking hungry, any […]


Share Your Nuts. That’s All I Know.

November 4, 2018

We have six backyard bird feeders, which we fill with an assortment of seed, fruit and nuts. It amazes me how quickly the birds find it. At first we just fed the black oiled sunflower […]


Halloween Night, A Near Miss and A Direct Hit

November 1, 2018

Well, we woke up to winter as so often happens in the Peace Country on November first. It always amazes me how that works. Obviously, we expect winter to arrive in November, but how it […]


A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

October 19, 2018

It’s 6:18 pm and I just finished closing all the blinds to fend off the fishbowl effect. I can’t believe it’s already this dark outside. In the summer there were nights we didn’t even close […]


Got Worms? I Know Where You Can Get Some!

October 17, 2018

Did you know that red wiggler worms for using as compost producing machines in your indoor vermicompost systems are available from NEAT (Northern Environmental Action Team) right here in Fort St. John? You get a […]


Ruth Stout Would Approve Anyway

October 16, 2018

So the leaves did not all blow away in the wild and windy night, and I think I may have even inherited some more from the neighbour, for which I am very grateful. The bounty, […]


The Last Harvest of the Year

October 14, 2018

The wind is blowing hard, filling the yard both front and back with the final harvest of the year. The leaf harvest. For many, leaves are the downside of having deciduous trees. For me, looking […]


Buckets of Bulbs

October 2, 2018

I just finished planting 241 assorted allium, narcissus, tulip, garlic and crocus bulbs. Counting the 50-plus bulbs I planted a week or so ago I have invested almost 300 bulbs into the “winter garden bank” […]


Sign Me Up For Next Year!

September 10, 2018

We still haven’t received The Killing Frost but we did get our first one last Tuesday. I woke up to frost on the rooftops and a thin sheet of ice on the bird bath. Of […]