gardening

how does my garden grow?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row. This rhyme, along with many other favourite nursery rhymes, is credited to Mother Goose.  Just who is Mother Goose?  The jury’s out on this one. One theory says she was a widow from Boston… Continue reading how does my garden grow?

dairy-free · food · recipes · snack happy

avocado overload ~ chocolate pudding 

We live in a small town.  A small town in a fairly remote area.  You know the kind.  The kind where the exemptions in free shipping meets the map.  Sigh.  That means sometimes groceries are expensive.  We like avocados here.  Unfortunately buying them at our local grocery store is sometimes cost-prohibitive.  When we head to… Continue reading avocado overload ~ chocolate pudding 

faith

freedom in unlikely places

This morning, my chronological Bible plan had me re-visit the book of Daniel and the account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego (chapter 3).  I say re-visit because, like many of you, I have heard the story of the fiery furnace many times, read the passage over and over again and felt like I knew it… Continue reading freedom in unlikely places

canada day · food · life · snack happy · special days

canada day weekend

Well, we’re finishing up the weekend with a quiet evening at home.  My love is speaking ‘up on the mountain’ tonight.  (There’s a church gathering up there, and the regular pastor is at camp.) We girls are staying put with the wee one…probably watch a chick flick together. We began our celebration of Canada’s 150th… Continue reading canada day weekend

a page from our story · family · friends

family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

food · friends · happy endings · pinteresting · recipes

rhubarb bread pudding

Spring teased us for weeks here on the coast.  We would bask in the warmth of the spring sunshine only to be brought down to earth the next day with a cold blast.  I do believe we actually went right from winter to summer…well almost-summer, that season, too, likes to taunt me. We know that… Continue reading rhubarb bread pudding