I had a lot of feelings of anxiety today. I have experienced periods of high anxiety before, but they have always been related to specific events. I am fortunate enough to say that I do not suffer from anxiety on a regular basis. But, today was different. I had a lot on my mind right … Continue reading Joy of Life
Yesterday a storm rolled through our area. It was everything you'd expect from a good prairie storm, high winds, rain, thunder and the possibility of anything else. Parts of the city went without power for periods of time and various pieces of garbage and debris flew by as trees and branches toppled. Anything you wnated … Continue reading Storms
Have you ever stopped to listen to the sound of the rain? I mean really listen to it, not just hear it. Tonight I am listening and it is magical. Apart from this, the most spectacular rain-listening experience I have had was in Ethiopia. It was impossible to ignore that rain. It was music, told … Continue reading Rain
Believe in the dreams you plant today, They will become your reality tomorrow.
Grow days are the best of days. A tiny little seed planted under a mountain of dirt has begun it’s life, experiencing a daily transformation on its journey to fullness and beauty. There are times when life may cover you with a mountain of dirt too. There is a lot going on out there and … Continue reading Grow Days
Here we are in spring! Isn't it incredible? We have gone, almost overnight, from jackets and snow to t-shirts and spring buds. What a glorious time of year. Early into the year, I started researching for one of my priority projects: Compost. I was inspired to start early with this project after visiting family. In … Continue reading Mission Compost: The 2 Formula
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even without any Irish in your blood, this happy day is sure to put a smile on your face. Leprechauns, green beer, pots of gold, shamrock's, and unending luck......what's not to love?! Well, lucky you! There's more! Here are two Irish plants to add to your recipes and gardens! Irish Moss … Continue reading Love of the Irish (Moss)
Today is one of those days. The sun is bright in uninterrupted glory the drip of melting snow began early this morning. Something new is in the air; a changing feeling so different from long cold days of hibernating. A feeling of being slowly awakened drawn back into life with each ray of warm sun. … Continue reading One of Those Days!
March is here and it is so exciting! There is just something about saying the word 'March' that mentally translates to SPRING!!!! So let's get in the mood by starting some seeds! Many seeds can be started indoors about 4-6 weeks prior to when they can be planted outdoors. This timeline varies depending on the … Continue reading Starting Green
Have you ever admired a forest for the miracle that it truly is? Every day, a process of renewal occurs in a virtually unnoticeable way. And occasionally, disasters such as fires, cause a rapid renewal in a short period of time. Each tree within the forest begins as a seed grown by another tree, cast … Continue reading Once Upon A Seed
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa I love being outside. Some of my favourite memories from my formative years were times spent outdoors, working hard and working with nature. There were the incredible smells of fresh cut firewood in … Continue reading The First Seed
You won't find many planting partners as excited, keen and interested as kids! All that is required of you is a bit of patience and a willingness to have a great adventure in the dirt! There are many inexpensive seed starting options that kids will love. Click here for some low-cost, green ideas to get started. The … Continue reading Little Growers: The Joy of Starting Seeds with Kids
In my adventures in dirt, I am mindful of my budget. As an at-home Mom with a family on a single income, I have learned many ways to save a few pennies here and there…..well that, plus the fact that being frugal is in my genetic make-up and family heritage! I know each spring I … Continue reading Top 5 Budget Bloomers