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Archive for November, 2009

Winter garden & garden planning

November 30th, 2009 by Heidi

On Friday I received the newsletter from Salt Spring Seeds and it made me realize that it is probably time to start thinking and planning for the spring. Not that I am one of those winter hating people, I like snow, but I can’t help but be excited about next years growing prospects.


Moving the Jag

November 28th, 2009 by Heidi

One of the key tasks for today was the moving of the Jag! Fortunately we are very lucky to have friends who are still willing to come out and give us a hand.


It should be hard

November 27th, 2009 by Heidi

I was expecting it to be hard to take our ducks in for ‘processing’, this is not the kind of decision that we make lightly. No matter the logic or reasoning; or that I know it is, especially in this case, necessary. It was a very hard decision and I think that is the way it should be.



November 26th, 2009 by Heidi

This isn’t a Thanksgiving post, we are north of the border and celebrated that a month and a half ago. But this is a Thankful post as the theme of this months photo competition over on Wine on the keyboard is “I’m thankful for…”



November 25th, 2009 by Heidi

On Monday I received an email from a friend who needed help, she had a pair of Maremma sheepdogs as livestock guardians; until last week one when of them turned on her, ravaging her arm, and had to be euthanised.


Trouble comes in threes

November 24th, 2009 by Heidi

Well I am hoping that the old saying trouble comes in threes is true as I am not sure what else I can deal with this week. On top of the troubles, last night we sold Little Dude which was really hard and I am kind of dreading Thursday already.


New quail pen

November 23rd, 2009 by Heidi

I was feeling very unhappy with our quail accommodations, they were not big enough for the number of adult birds we have, or at least they weren’t big enough as far as I am concerned – I don’t really care much for what the agricultural industry considers is adequate space for livestock.


Naturally raised duck

November 20th, 2009 by Heidi

Just in case you didn’t read Monday’s post, one of our neighbours reported us to the city complaining that our ducks have been ‘trespassing’ and eating crops, this isn’t strictly true, but it has meant that we need to ensure that our ducks do not leave our property at all.


From sunrise to sunset!

November 19th, 2009 by Heidi

And I mean that in a literal sense! I came up with a brilliant idea, now you would think Steve would know well enough to run a mile at one of those ….


Sheep, sheep and more sheep!

November 18th, 2009 by Heidi

Today has been a rather long (I will explain in tomorrows post) but pretty exciting and very good day. Since we moved to Canada we have met some very cool people and made some very good friends. There are some people you meet who are kind, generous and just ‘good people’, Bill is one of them and he came to visit us today!


Birthday fare!

November 17th, 2009 by Heidi

Today is Steve’s birthday, so first things first – HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY STEVE! (I had a little help from Owl – if you haven’t read AA Milne you should!)


Good neighbours?!?!?

November 16th, 2009 by Heidi

Today I was going to write about the crazy busy weekend we had, after Saturday’s spinning (for me) and wood cutting and tidying (for Steve), yesterday was even busier with sheep evaluating, chasing, vaccinating, begging forgiveness with treats, quail pen cleaning, and even more wood chopping, sorting and stacking.