As we drove home with our new tiny human, the first thing my just-pushed-a-baby-out brain picked up on was the canola fields. A solid green mass on my way into the hospital, they were in full bloom on our way home. After the muted tones of the hospital–the pale green pallor that tints everything inside […]
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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 […]
Sometimes things are too ridiculously magical to be real. On a warm summer night this week, butterflies danced around the lilac blossoms. This tree had nearly a dozen butterflies surrounding it, visiting the flowers and then chasing each other through the air. The scene could have been ripped off from Disney. As if that […]
The sun is warm, new leaves are rustling overhead, there are happy yellow birds in the yard, and the womb is busily percolating. A perfect day to begin the never ending laundry of baby-tending!
We’ve been thinking for awhile that our sweet matriarch Frieda (the second lawnmower from the bottom) might be incubating a tiny goat or two. She has been looking wide, laying down a lot, and by golly–is that a developing udder? Clearly it’s no match for last year’s udder bounty, but it seems to be growing […]
The spirit was willing, but the flesh was 6 months pregnant. So instead of hunkering down and risking a hoof to the growing gut, a shearer was hired. Look, someone is shearing my sheep and it’s not me! Above is Eleanor being sheared. Below is her glorious fleece. She is my favourite of the five. […]