First chance in a while to actually sit down in front of the computer and write a wee blog. I absolutely LOVE summer weekends! Always super crazy busy, but I couldn't imagine it any other way.
Gardens are coming along nicely, especially the strawberries! Kim and I stay away from off-season berries and wait patiently for organic strawberries that are not sprayed with all kinds of nasty chemicals. The taste difference is always worth the wait. Plus..... who the heck wants to consciously consume pesticides?
Our kiwi vines are flowering!! Up until this point, I had no idea they even did!!!! Learn something new all the time eh? So happy with how well everything is doing so far. Especially our herbs garden, which brings me to something cool we discovered and I would like to share. You know the theory about cleaning out your garden beds in the fall?.... DON'T DO IT!!!! Let your plants all go to seed, that way....... they come back up again in the spring and THAT'S when you want to clean away old plant and leaf debris to make room for the new chutes sprouting. All of our dill, cilantro, basil and mint came back beautifully :)
Best of all, I'm really excited about the great local gardening community connections being made. The trade and barter system is alive and well my Friends. So true when you realize, growing food is like printing your own money, even better! So far, I've had the oppourtunity to trade some of our gorgeous basil, in exchange for a beautiful little gooseberry bush and a currant shrub. They will be our first addition to the evolution of our pointless front yard grass, eventually turning into a big beautiful food garden.
Awesome nightlife this weekend!! Started out on Thursday with going to see Atmosphere at Music Hall.....sick!!! Then on Saturday was the 5th yr. Grickle Grass Festival being held at the always fun venue, London Childrens Museum. Kim and I were really honoured to have been asked to bake some tasty cupcakes for the performing Artists and of course we jumped at the chance!! Our first time ever making vegan cupcakes and they turned out so damn tasty.
So yah! Now the weekend is officially winding down to a close, my mission reverts back to trying to stay on top of the massive pile of projects that don't complete themselves. Tons more good tings to come!!!!!!!! Hope everyone has a great week. May you soak up lots of warm sunshine and smell plenty of beautiful flowers. Much P.L.U.R to all :)