Flash Sale!

I just want to state right at the outset, that I have no affiliation with Storey.com whatsoever, but I am always stalking them for their flash sales. If you are an e-book reader it is a cheap way to build up your garden e-library.

I see they have one of my all-time favourite books on flash sale right now for just $2.99. Despite already having a hard copy AND an e-copy I was so excited I almost tried to buy another one. Ha. Anyway, I thought I would pass it along here in case anyone was interested. Just click on the book and it should take your straight to the site.

The only issue I have now with The Backyard Homestead, is our lot isn’t even a quarter of an acre – the land base starting point for self sufficiency in the book. However, since I’m not trying to raise any animals, I have plenty room to grow most of our vegetables and some fruit. This book is a treasure trove of information on how much to plant. It is always amazing what you can cram into small spaces when you put your mind to it!

Great Book at a Ridiculous Price!



If you have a device for reading eBooks you’re in for a great deal! One of my favorite garden books The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan is for sale for the month of March for only $2.99! Even though I have the book in paper form I couldn’t resist buying it for my iPad as well. I like being able to search for things quickly and eBooks are great for that. Anyway, it looks like the sale applies to all eBook markets so check out your favorite source and enjoy this great book at a ridiculously low price. But only for March and then it’s back to its usual price. It’s all part of its publisher’s “Fresh Pick” program that offers a select few books every month for only $2.99. Since most of Storey’s books are about gardening and self sufficiency I drop by every month to see what is on offer.


Books for Northern Gardeners

Just wanted to put in a quick plug for Barbara Rayment’s book “The Northern Gardener; perennials that survive and thrive.” It is my go-to book for dreaming up ornamental beds and borders during the winter months. If anyone has ever thought we were limited in what we can grow this book will soon put that notion to bed. And then you can put these plants to bed!

Barbara lives outside of Prince George, BC so she is in a slightly warmer zone than those of us further north in the Peace Country but so far I haven’t come across anything in the book that doesn’t grow here as well. So if you’re looking for reading material for the (whisper) winter months ahead this is a great choice.