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Falling back into Autumn

Falling back into Autumn

 As things settle down, the rain starts and the leaves change colour, we get ready for the slow fall back of autumn. Theres a certain calmness that comes with autumn, after the busy ramped up summer times soaking up the rays and rocking the gardens, come a stillness, we watch the leaves drop from their branches, the air becomes crisp and sweet, and the ever so vibrant gardens start to settle back down and into the earth for yet another season. It’s a time for reflection and stillness, a time to look back at the year gone by and a time to give yourself a good pat on the back for all you’ve accomplished, or at least that what I like to do. I enjoy the scarves, the layers, cozy sweaters and warming myself by the fire; the hot chocolate, the freshness in the air and those big fuzzy coats the horses start to grow. It’s also a great time to curl up by the crackling fire with a good book and a hot cup of tea, while the pups snooze at your feet, and in so doing I intend to take full use of this time to brush up on my skills and get some good books out from the library.      I’m hoping to learn up on my pig keeping skills as we’d like to add some berkshire pigs to the farm this coming year, I’m also looking forward to finishing the final details to the tiny home and last but not least getting some time in at the many great farmer conferences that happen in BC during the fall/winter seasons. Stay tuned for more from the...
Homework

Homework

Ahh! Books and wintertime! Cozy fires, hot tea and a comfy sofa. Time to sit back, relax and do some homework ; ) I’ve been thinking about our year to come and the many more after, and if theres one thing I enjoy greatly about gardening and growing food it’s the constant learning and evolving that comes from it, yet it seems to be with this learning each year its a new thing I’m challenged with and this year it was composting, so off I went to the library to get my hands on some good composting books. Found myself perusing through the aisles and picking up more and more books, after some juggling I narrowed it down to “The organic book of compost” by Pauline Pears, “Gaia’s Garden” by Toby Hemengway and “Vegetable gardening in the pacific northwest” by Lorene Forkner. Somethings I find crucial for myself when picking out a good book is simplicity, lots of photos and diagrams, and of course a good flow. All three of these books have those qualities. Here’s a little sneak peak into the books: “The organic book of compost”   “Gaia’s Garden”   “Vegetable Gardening in the pacific northwest”   *Stay tuned for my thoughts on these...