July Update 2017

July Update 2017

Morgyn and I spending time together! <3   Yellow and white 4’oclock and pink Clarkia!   Tao dog and I! Clarkia blooms       Gandolf checking out our Rhubarb!     Hi all! You are all probably wondering if we are alright due to the fires in the Cariboo. We are doing really well here, today the skies have cleared a lot since the fires started last Friday. Current direction of the fires are not headed this way and people in Cache Creek are most likely able to return to their homes in a few days. We are about a half an hour from Cache Creek. Even if we did have the fires this way, Morgyn has converted our little red truck into a fire truck! We will be just fine and have a place to go as well so no worries! Our little red truck is ready to put out fire if it comes to our town! Here is a photo of Gandolf checking out our Pumpkin bloom! Our garden has been thriving this last week! Today all of our Daturas bloomed this morning and our garden smells beautiful! We have a few purple Daturas this year as well as seeds I harvested a few years back from our last white Datura bunch have beautiful blooms on them now! White Datura blooms! Purple Datura or Angels Trumpet Clear skies this morning! First clear skies since the fires started last Friday..   Our first tomatoes are growing also, very exciting! Our first is a Super Italian Paste, good sign for our tomato crop this year as we plan on making a...
Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

It’s official! Our hot days are here in the Cariboo of BC! This week we’ve had temps up to 33C yesterday! We’ve been spending a lot of time outside in our greenhouse and in the yard. Morgyn has been keeping up with mowing our lawn, and on just over a half an acre it can be quite the job! We have mosquitoes out here that are 3x the size as the ones in Vancouver on the Coast. It can be a pain to be working on a job outside and have to retreat inside because they swarm you..little ankle biters! I did over 79 tomato and flower transplants last week. It was quite the job but now they are all watered in in our greenhouse and Morgyn set up a hose for me to water them. She also set up a automatic watering system for our rows where our vegetables will go eventually. Today it is already too hot for me to be outside! Nicandras, around 11 or so ready to be transplanted! Daturas and Tomatoes It’s me in the #greenhouse! All the tomato transplants! So many! 79 of them to be exact. Daturas and Nicandras! Look how bushy this Nicandra is! This plant is really cool, it produces little purple bell type flowers, then goes to seed in what look like little lanterns. It is a nightshade and not edible. It’s me! Ready for #Gardening!   Here are the most recent transplants. There are a few tomatoes mixed up along side of them. More flowers! Tao Dog likes to keep me company when I’m in the greenhouse! First...
Holidays in the Cariboo

Holidays in the Cariboo

With it being down to -20 Celsius degrees these last few weeks winter has kicked in full blast along with snow, and yes we got our Christmas decorations up a bit earlier than last year. It was fun putting up the tree, and the little kitties sure love the ornaments! A trick my Mom taught me when I was a kid was to put ornaments that aren’t breakable at the bottom of the tree incase a cat does find a new toy on the tree it wont break or hurt them or your decorations! It worked so far they have found 2 that they like the most 🙂 I also put up our Christmas village on top of our bookshelf along with another set of Christmas lights I found in one of our boxes of decorations. Our dogs sure love the snow! Darwin loves to get his face deep in snow piles and then run around with a snow beard! He is the cutest! Tao dog loves running all around the yard and slipping and sliding as he glides back inside the mud room..Humble Dog well she just loves to play with the puppies outside. I don’t think it matters what the weather is for them to have a good time, they are all healthy happy pups! There has been really great Christmas specials on the TV. Gusto TV has a bunch of great recipe shows for holiday cooking/baking from Spencer Watts (Fish the Dish), some great recipes from the ladies at One World Kitchen, Snoop and Martha Stewart, as well as Jamie Oliver. DIY has been pumping out...