Friday, 28 August 2009
It has been quite awhile since we've posted here but we're still around, we've just been busy posting on our personal blogs. Hope you'll look in on us there, stop to say "Hello" and see what we have all been up to with our sewing, quilting, baking, knitting, gardening, crafting, thrifting, reading, homelearning, white shirt watching, etc. If you'd like to find us you can follow these links to...
Katherine at Sew Me Something Good
Samantha at Shamrock Wishes
Heather at A Handmade Life
Jacqueline at Hello Beautiful Life
Thursday, 28 May 2009
I found this the other day rolled up into some of my old artwork. We are in the process of moving and finding all kinds of...erm, treasures tucked away in nooks and crannies. This must have adorned my bedroom wall some 30 years ago. Did I do this? Did my boys? W's guess is that Uncle D (my big brother) did it many years ago to torment me. He is quite likely right. ;-0
Just had to share in case the poster might bring back any fond memories for someone else.
Monday, 13 April 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
I want to be sure that more people know what is going on with our food and I want people to see how easy (and enjoyable) it is to grow more of our own. I want to share more seeds and encourage more excitement about growing, preserving and, most of all, eating fresh homegrown vegetables.
This film is full of lots of information on genetically-modified seeds, corporate control and seed patents. It also contains some information about some simple things that we can do - support local agriculture, save seeds, grow your own, etc. The second disc has some special features including an interview with Michael Pollan and a short film called How to Save Seeds from Vegetables by Underwood Gardens.
Just in case you want to get yourself some interesting seed varieties to get started for this year.
Certified organic seeds, plants, many rare and heirloom varieties, especially tomatoes. There will also be music, food, planting kits, artwork, honey, lavender, speakers and more. Kelowna's Seedy Saturday will be at the Rutland Centennial Hall 180 Rutland Road North) again this year from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Remember to bring your saved seed to the seed swap table ~ a chance to perpetuate those family treasures, and acquire some new ones! Admission is by donation at the door to the Central Okanagan Community Gardens.
Many communities have Seedy Saturdays coming up in the next few weeks. They are a great place to meet people, find out more about gardening and get some great seeds or plants.