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  • The composts are starting to get my attention, now that the weather is slowly warming up. It rained most of last week, on and off throughout the days, so I left the compost lids off to catch all of the free water. Why run the garden hose, which isn't out of the shed yet, when natures waters things for free?
I know, not pretty but the results are going to be beautiful
  • The rhubarb is popping through the earth. An annual that I have to pick my brain to figure out what to do with the abundance. I still have chutney that I made last summer, from the second cutting. The first cutting was given to our next door neighbour. What else can I do with rhubarb, that doesn't involve pie? Jam maybe? I hate to let it go to waste. Food is food.


  • I need to get a move on the herbs, tomatoes, peas, greens and whatever else I can think of. So much more economical then buying from the store and I know, for the most part, what is in the soil, water, etc.

Anyone else composting or gardening this spring and summer?

  • Update on Rehtaeh Parsons case. An independent inquiry will now occur, by the office of the Premier (Darrell Dexter) of Nova Scotia. I was never big on signing petitions until a few years ago, but I like to think that they do help. My original blog post.

Photo: 424,770 have finally helped win an important measure of justice for 17 year old Rehtaeh Parsons.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>The Premier of Nova Scotia has responded to a 424,770 signature petition started by Sherri Bain, a family friend of the Parsons, --www.change.org/rehtaeh -- demanding an independent inquiry into police actions in Rehtaeh’s case. Today the Premier’s office called Sherri to tell her that they would be announcing an independent review into police and the public prosecution service’s actions in Rehtaeh’s case.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Sherri says “Something is going to change because of this, for Rehtaeh, for her family and friends who will live with this tragedy forever, and for the countless girls and women around the world who are victims of both sexual assault and a culture that tells them that it's their fault.”</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Please share this image and Sherri’s message.(Directly from change.org/REHTAEH. "Please share this image and Sherri’s message.")

Till next time,



Gardening, sort of relaxing but not. All I can think about is my poor back. One good thing is my daily exercise is out of the way.

The rose bushes are coming to life.

Kai got her outdoor time. Trying to sneak up on the Robins without them hearing her, is not possible with her bell on. Poor Kai.

Kai wishing she could chase the squirrels & birds

Filled the multiple bald spots with grass seed & soil.

Pretty bad in some areas

Changed the compost spot. And restarted the compost for the year. I can't remember why we stopped. Not very green, I know. I'm working on it.

I found wire hangers & plastic in them. Seriously!

Took a lot of pics. Practice, makes as perfect as I can get.

1 of 2 rhubarb plants are growing nicely.
The Lilacs are smelling so good. It's hard to find flowers that smell good or at all.

Do you enjoy yard work or  do you wish you could hire someone do take care of it?

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Till next time,