Found this little beauty on a walk in the woods. A northern Alberta orchid… The phrase seems like a bit of an oxymoron.
Archive for the ‘summer’ Category
Ironically enough, we made a ton of progress after yesterday’s chickpea takeover confession. Next step: mulch the crap out of it. And look at this pretty little harvest! Not enough to do anything other than enjoy as sweet little pops of flavour, but there are more every year. Happy summer!
It’s a delightful thing to see happy bees gorging on sunflowers. These pictures were taken a few weeks ago at a nearby fibre retreat: we don’t have any lambs or sheepskin rugs, and the sunflowers around here are now bedraggled from a week’s worth of light sporadic frosts. But look how jaunty these blooms were […]
Some sort of heirloom zucchini, admired by Mark and a wrapped-up baby. Nathan pays homage to the strange vine while sun sparkles on the leaves of the Manitoba maples.
There are already scads of green tomatoes in our raised bed of glory. And there are clearly more on the way. If all works out, we will be able to actually bathe in tomatoes every night for a week and still have enough to top our salads with. I have been dreaming of the glorious […]
This year at Olds, I went thirdsies on a raw Jacob fleece with two of my classmates. It was one of the most beautiful fleeces I’ve ever had the pleasure to dive into. It was easy to wash, it was crimpy and lustrous–it was absolutely freaking lovely. I combed the wool and spun it into […]
On a frosty winter morning, when the sides of my nostrils stick together and I’m trundling in the dark through deep snow to get to steam-emitting critters, I will remember this cool August morning: standing in the doorway of the barn with a full milk pail in my hand and silvery dew on the grass […]
Well, the berries are ripe, and when it’s not raining, there’s a mosquito plague unlike anything I’ve seen. I know what you’re thinking, boys and girls. What do you wear to the berry patch in the face of unpredictable weather and fierce insects? No doubt it’s one of the most important questions we’ll answer this […]