Friday, October 31, 2008
Some of it has melted, and it's supposed to be sunny and warm today, so I will fortunately be able to finish our outdoor jobs before winter REALLY arrives. Our pond is really full and with a snowblower this year, we hope to keep a rink cleared on it.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My favourite ones are: 'A Cup of Sky' and 'Dreams and Delights'
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is some of the Rocombole variety, ready for planting. I also planted some F3, a variety we got from the Fish Lake garlic man (look that guy up, he's REALLY into garlic!), some Music, and my favourite, Czeckoslovakian Broadleaf. So the total this year, was 1200 and a bit, (down from 1600 last year, but I'm hoping for better quality this year)
This is a shot of a couple of the beds, already planted and ready to be covered over and tamped down.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Since I'm dreaming I'm going for The Madrone oops PINCH, ok the Juniper or Magnolia is perfect with a basement. Now don’t forget solar power, passive solar, grey water, wind turbine etc.. etc.. etc..
There was an article in our local newpaper recently about a local couple and their four young children who have decided to put up Yurts and live on their 20 hectar lot in South Frontenac.
"Deep in the woods on a back country road north of Kingston, a local family is proving less is more.
Former owners of a custom-built hobby farm in Battersea, Jeremy and Vanessa Neven packed up their four young daughters earlier this summer and left their ideal Canadian lifestyle for something so unconventional it is quickly becoming a tourist attraction.
The Nevens have built a yurt - a fabric-covered, wood-framed dwelling that originated in Mongolia.
The yurt is a nomadic structure designed to be dismantled, transported by people or animals and rebuilt on another site. The structure is slowly becoming popular in North America due to its environmentally and fiscally responsible characteristics.
The yurt's design is simple and has changed very little in the last few hundred years.
The changes that have occurred are with the physical materials used, such as the exterior sheathing, which is now a polyester fabric.
Speaking from their 20 hectares in South Frontenac Township, where the two yurts are under construction, Vanessa Neven, a 34-year-old mother of four, says the family was looking for something different."