On My Reading List

I'm renovating...

Planting

Free Educational Resources

Free Educational Resources

I spent a really long time being pissed off that I couldn’t get a “proper” education with a certificate or diploma for free. Which is just silly. Nothing in life is free. Except it can be. If you look hard enough and don’t mind putting […]

Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

I read somewhere today that we should name a 5th season in Calgary, because it’s so unbelievably nice out. I won’t go into details because I forget most of them already but I do remember that I was all “nuh-uh” to their claim that this […]

The Mutant Tomato

The Mutant Tomato

My Aunt bought these tomatoes on the vine, from a store in Regina, SK. They sat on her counter for two weeks by the time I got there and I spent a week so these taken around the end of the 3 week mark.

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

We had a busy day yesterday! I noticed the Stink Bug sitting on the outside of the screen so I started snapping like crazy. SO many unexpected bright colors. The last one of these I saw (and first one) last year was much bigger and […]

Paved With Good Intentions

Paved With Good Intentions

Composting. Hmpf. I’m all over teaching people to do it. However, I regularly practice, “do as I say not as I do”. One of those self improvement things I need to work on maybe. I spent a week in Kaslo, BC about 5 years ago. […]

What Is A Lasagna Garden?

What Is A Lasagna Garden?

I have to admit, I was surprised to find out a lasagna garden was not a space to grow lasagna ingredients. Although, I will be addressing a spaghetti garden later… Bill Mollison, who is known for being the “Father of Permaculture” (or one of them […]

No Planting Day

No Planting Day

So says the Farmer’s Almanac anyway. Check it here, for real! I’m going out on a limb and taking their word for it. Since I’ve taken the plunge and gone all openly bat-shit crazy about plants I’ve noticed how many times a day I hear […]

Mini Daffodils and Lenny Kravitz

Mini Daffodils and Lenny Kravitz

What do these have in common you ask? Nothing much really, but I picked up the mini’s yesterday and I have Lenny Kravitz stuck in my head every time I start playing in the dirt lately. Listen Here! So what’s the deal with the Daffodils? […]

Asparagus Fern Roots

Asparagus Fern Roots

This is all kinds of weird focused but I love this shot. I picked up a new Asparagus Fern the other day and it made me feel really bad for the one we already had. I’m pretty sure I’ve totally under watered it, which in […]

Starting Seeds!

Starting Seeds!

This is the month in Calgary to start seeds inside if that’s what you’re planning on doing. Maybe you want to have some home grown seeds but don’ t have the time to babysit them until they are ready to go in the ground after […]