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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Sep 29, 2011

And the Garden is ready to Roll!

My baby veggies are showing life everywhere! These cooler temps are doing wonders for them.
A funny discovery though, I have sprouting potatoes; from last year! I must have forgotten some underground and here they are growing among the beets and Broccoli :) Also, some of the Amaranth and Milk Thistle seeds from last season must have blown in the wind and landed in the nearby raised beds. I will leave everything as is, see what comes out of it. Should be an interesting mix!
I love the Fall!

Sep 9, 2011

Visiting Friend

All of my family and friends are far, too far :( And we all try to see each other at least twice a year. In a few weeks a good friend will be visiting for a while. I am looking forward to catching up and spending time with him. This will also give me the opportunity to head out up north and see the beautiful scenery that Arizona has to offer. This is exactly what I need :) I'm thinking the canyons, ghost towns, wineries and old route 66!

Sep 6, 2011


I love this time of year, The fall-like temeratures are just starting to make their way in.

It makes me feel like doing something dramatic, something fun and exciting, like changing the color of my hair! I'm really looking forward to being outside more.
I've kept myself busy during the summer for the most part. I tried new exercise routines and changed some old ways. I feel refreshed and ready to get moving :)
Over this this long weekend I got more canning supplies and cleaned out some clutter, I found a new coffee bean grinder for 2.00$ :) I thought this would be perfect for making my garlic and onion powder.
I also found some tiny colored metal pails. I thought this would work perfectly for planting my seeds, instead of buying seed trays.

I also made order in my recipe scrapbooks.
My garden is prepped and ready to roll too.
It's going to be a fun Fall  :)