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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*

Mar 30, 2012

Crazy Busy....

Haven't had much sit-down time lately, lots of gardening prep work to do, expanding the patio, transplanting and new chickens in the coop.....will update as soon as I get a minute....sigh.

Mar 19, 2012

What a surprise to see hail come down over the weekend. Some much needed moisture but could have been damaging if I had transplanted all of my young vegetables. I'm glad I waited.
This must be the last sign of winter. The potato plants did quite well. I am looking forward to my summer garden, this year I will get grapes for the first time!
The peach and orange trees are blooming, Spring is arriving!

Mar 5, 2012

Spring Fever

It has been a long winter. The last month has been really busy with the extension of the backyard patio and setting up the water fountain. What a difference it already makes. I want it filled with flowers, chimes and hanging solar lanterns. This will be a sanctuary for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. I also want to install a trellis with jasmine. :)
I decided to cleanse my body of impurities from what seemed like a long draining winter. It's amazing the small changes you can do to become a new person. What timing too, I was determined to get back to myself as soon as possible. There's too much work to get done!
I've been feeling so light and renewed.
I'm really motivated and excited about the milder temperatures. Over the weekend I started my seedlings for the garden. I planted peanuts, corn, squash, zucchini, okra, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe and various herbs. I've been feasting on cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli which did really well this winter. I had to get creative with various recipes just so not to get tired of the same daily dinners. That was fun :)