Sunday, August 6, 2017

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock, The Use Of Life I processed fifty pounds of tomatoes yesterday–soup enough to […]

Saturday, August 5, 2017

“Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility. I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green. To lift a bean plant’s hood of heartshaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods handing underneath could make me catch my […]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~ William Shakespeare I spent a little bit of time in the garden yesterday morning–just long enough to harvest kale, Swiss chard, a couple of cucumbers, a few sunburst squash, and do some watering. I felt slightly nauseous afterward as a result of the smoke blanketing our […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James The garden is growing, freezer is freezing, the dehydrator is humming, the canning shelves are filling, and it’s oh-so-hot outside. Summer in Kamloops–perfect! Gerry brought home the most delicious raspberries and blueberries yesterday. I got […]