After being listed for just less than a week, and having had one Open House last Saturday afternoon, our house is officially sold! We started accepting offers yesterday afternoon, and by 7:30 last night, we’d gotten an offer for just slightly over our asking price, with no subjects. You can’t ask for much more thanRead more

April’s Garden

I spent Easter morning poking around in the garden, taking a look at what’s been happening while we’ve been dealing with the inside of the house. Here’s what’s blooming at the moment: Bleeding Hearts. Primroses. Lungwort. Peach Tree. Cherry Tree. Pear Tree. Everything is covered in blooms and I’m seriously wondering whether I can leaveRead more

Seed Starting

I’m falling behind in my seed starting this year, as planting has had to take a back seat to everything else we’ve been doing lately. I did manage to start my onions a few weeks ago, though.I grew onions from seed for the first time last year, and I was thrilled both by how wellRead more

A Day in the Life

I’ve seen several people taking part in a fun blog project (started over at Owlhaven, I believe), posting photos of the various things that occur over the course of one day in their life. Here’s my day as it happened on Wednesday, February 28th. The first thing I saw when I woke up was aRead more

I Love Craigslist!

As you probably know, we’re trying to renovate our house on the cheap, reusing materials and doing it as “green” as possible – Craigslist has been an integral part of that. So far we’ve found the perfect set of cabinets for our kitchen, our lovely new (to us) wood stove, a low flush toilet, aRead more

A wee bit of gardening, and popcorn.

Today was a beautiful, sunny day and I found myself with a bad case of spring fever – getting out into the garden was the only way of dealing with that.I planted out some Jerusalem Artichokes, transplanted my Arctic Beauty kiwis from the back yard onto the arbor in the front, and moved one ofRead more

Biscuits in the Oven, Gonna Watch ‘Em Rise

I can’t make biscuits without singing a song by our favorite children’s singer (Raffi) called Biscuits in the Oven. It’s a catchy tune that makes biscuit making a lot more fun. I’ve got lots of recipes for scones and fancy biscuits, but sometimes simpler is better. This recipe is for plain old baking powder biscuits,Read more

Local Lovelies – The Naam

I’m a real creature of habit. Once I find something that I like, it takes a lot to get me to try something new (why risk being disappointed?). My absolute favorite local vegetarian restaurant (perhaps even my favorite Vancouver restaurant, period) is the Naam. It’s furnished with well worn, mismatched furniture, there’s a wood stoveRead more

Adventures in line drying, continued.

Since our dryer quit a few weeks ago, we’ve been getting along just fine without it, though my darling husband would never willingly admit that. He just shook his head at the sight of the laundry hanging out in the snow when he came home the other day. He can’t understand how I can honestlyRead more

Patience pays off!

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ll know that we’ve been looking for a set of used kitchen cabinets to use in our kitchen renovation for quite some time. Twice we thought we’d found some, but both times they ended up being sold to someone else. You’d be suprised how many people out there areRead more