Category Archives: Food + agriculture

a quick strawberry sketch

Thought process: “It’s 7 am. What am I going to blog about today?” “Hmm, I like cherries. Maybe I’ll whip out my sketchbook and draw these cherries I’ve been munching on for a half hour while I made Adam’s lunch.” … Continue reading

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four new goals

It’s past the middle of the year now and I’m ready to ditch my first four simple goals and call them done. And, I’m ready to make four new goals! First, an catch-up and an update: Catch-up: This is the post … Continue reading

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links loved / may 17

Oh man, another week gone by, it’s just crazy! This long weekend ahead is a dream. All last week I had been thinking ahead to it and thinking, “Oh man, I want to go for a hike! And a drive around … Continue reading

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garden advice needed: soil to fill the box?

Well, now, that’s obviously not what’s supposed to go there! Soon I’ll be getting this big larch wood planter box out onto the lawn and I’ll be looking to fill it with soil. I’d love advice on the best way to … Continue reading

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hello, spring

I was walking yesterday on my lunch break at the Gaelic College, down a little road off to the side called MacKillop Road. The wind was warm and I could hear birds and a chipmunk. There was still some snow … Continue reading

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local food this time of year?

I was cracking open a bulb of garlic last night to use in my and Adam’s supper, a bulb that my Mom grew in her garden, and it got me thinking about local food and wondering what a local-food-eater would be … Continue reading

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hard work, on a plate

I’m so proud of my friend Mel and I just have to share it with you all! As some of you know, almost two years ago I began a program at the local community college, studying Graphic Design. (Read more … Continue reading

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multitude monday / feb 24

My friend and classmate Katie MacLennan writes a great blog called Polka Dot Soup. On it she writes a post some Mondays called “Multitude Monday.” She writes, “Mondays are about documenting the little (or big!) things in life that make me oh-so-happy. Let’s … Continue reading

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livestreaming a talk about Slow Money

Last night there was a talk in Sydney that sounded great. However, I really wanted to be at home after a long day at school. I love community events, yes, but like everyone, I have a limit on how much … Continue reading

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sorrel

Yesterday I took a walk in the field near our house, and I came upon some sorrel. My mother introduced me to this plant when I was a kid and I love its sour, tangy taste. I crouched down and … Continue reading

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