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On Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis is one of the few vegetables that I can reliably grow in my garden. It’s tough and rides out the winter wonderfully well. Its roots are aggressive and compete well enough with weeds. Especially, I love it because … Continue reading

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No Acorns Today

I went to collect the mail today and stopped by a local oak that overhangs the road allowance to collect acorns. I found none. I saw none on the trees. I guess the oaks are preparing to smother the ground … Continue reading

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The Plight Of The Butternut

I wouldn’t care much about the butternut. It’s just a tree, but it has a bunch of useful characteristics: It’s a walnut, so it has beautiful wood, its nuts are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it will grow … Continue reading

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Days Of The Chokecherry

We’ve had an interesting couple of days. On Friday, our first real thunderstorm came by. It was scary. We could see it on the radar hours before, a chain of thunderstorms 100km long. It even spawned a tornado which wrecked … Continue reading

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Ambition

I planted the first Nanking Cherries of this year in my yard yesterday. They were just outgrowing the six-inch pots I was using. I had a bunch and thought it would be just as easy to replace some of the … Continue reading

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Bringing In The Sheaf…

There is a popular hymn containing the line, “Bringing in the sheaves…”. It’s about harvesting souls for Christ, you know, converting non-believers and such. It compares souls of people to clusters of grain harvested in the fields when they are … Continue reading

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Roller-Coasting Temperatures

We’re having a heat-wave here. Yesterday morning I went out to pull weeds in a row of trees. The temperature rose to 28º C (Humidex 32º C) and I was sweating heavily even at 23º C because of humidity around … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms

Recently I was blessed to be able to see some heirlooms of my family: loads of photographs some more than 100 years old, a Ross Rifle (.303 British), designed and built in Canada before WW I, and a Cooey rifle … Continue reading

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After The Rain

We had a cold front move through last night as we slept, bringing numerous thunderstorms. Fortunately, here they were gentle with just a few gusts of wind. The rain was long, light and welcome, just what my potted seedlings needed … Continue reading

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Grow Soybeans? Blame Trump

In the past two weeks, the price of soybeans has fallen over 10%. Blame Trump and his stupid misunderstanding of trade imbalances. The Chinese are not stealing jobs. The Chinese aren’t stealing money or anything of value from USA by … Continue reading

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Potting Up

I’ve been thinking about large pots and our doorstep and patio areas. The two could go together and I have some pots and some young trees that need places to grow… I’ve planted two of our Nanking Cherry seedlings in … Continue reading

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Promised Fruit

Today was a wonderful day. A rainy period was replaced with light winds and sunshine. We went out to the forest to look for shed antlers or morels. We found neither but along the way we found a spot filled … Continue reading

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