There is progress here, and upward evolution. For the land and for me.
Now that the frost has taken the tenders and the potatoes are 80% dug, my energy is turning from the veggie plot to the landscape. The overgrown state of the flower beds is a little depressing, so I’m focusing on trees. The apples we tried to root from cuttings mostly died; the sole survivor (a…
Of spring fever and tempting fate
Even for Chinook-prone Southern Alberta, it’s getting a little ridiculous. I hate to complain about warm weather, but plus 18 degrees in February is a little strange. Nighttime temperatures hovering just below, and occasionally just above, freezing is something we are accustomed to seeing in March and April, not January. Snow stays only in the…
The race is on
Some of you may be aware of the little taste of winter we in Alberta experienced last week. Yes, cold, wind snow, the whole bit. It’s a pretty early frost, and that’s somewhat disappointing (yes I forgot to cover my tomato plants) but there is a silver lining: Some switch seems to have flipped in…