Category Archives: Gardening

Toxins on our Food

Nearly twenty years ago I was on a cross Canada road trip and I had become accustomed enough to the sight of stacks of jugs near prairie dumps that I no longer remarked on it. On this occasion I was … Continue reading

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Writing to a Deadline

The month is draining into the long tube that carries all of our days away. I’m only here for another week and a half, and I’ve started another novel. I’ll try to get part of the draft done before I … Continue reading

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After a Day, They get Huge

I arrived at the land today by dinnertime, and I was hungry enough to eat right after I put everything away and opened the buildings, and picked the zucchini which had grown huge in my absence. If you leave them … Continue reading

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Hauling Muck

Films often end on the same scenes of their opening, a kind of hint to the audience to what is coming. In my case, I hauled muck this morning, just as I did in the spring. I skimmed it from … Continue reading

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Writing in Anticipation

I did a bunch of clearing out of lumber today, after I did a tour of the garden. I’ve been able to eat my tiny peas as well as some decent beans lately. And the ubiquitous zucchini. I’m leaving the … Continue reading

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Working in the Rain

It rained heavy in the night, although the slugs are not bothering my zucchini and potatoes anyway. My cisterns were all full and there was lots of water in the pond too. I drained the big barrel though, since it … Continue reading

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Back with my Mouth

My trip to the city was successful after a fashion. I never was able to visit some of the people I wanted to see, but within hours of arriving on Tuesday, I was in a dentist and paying two hundred … Continue reading

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What is that Smell?

Although I dreaded the labour, I was on my way to the pallet shed near the road fairly early and ferrying back two pallets, the tin box Chris gave me, and two sheets of chipboard I had in the shed. … Continue reading

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Gardening

Today threw off the dark clouds and the rain of yesterday and was bright and sunny. For me it was a bit of a gardening day, combined with trimming the ferns in the yard with the whippersnapper and then cutting … Continue reading

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The Return after Moncton

I was away for what felt like a long time. I drove straight to Moncton and hung out with my friends there for three days. I came back yesterday, to stay in Fredericton, and then worked on a shelf unit … Continue reading

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