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I’m Back Online! …and our Controlled Meadow of a Yard.

Oy! To be forced offline by inclement weather knocking out the cables and lines that connect you to the world? It’s pretty crummy. Seriously. We’ve been off since Wednesday at about 2:00 in the afternoon. And, as of about 7:00 tonight? We’re back baby!

So… it may take me a few days to sort through the mess of email that came in before and during our offline period. And business emails are going to have to take priority, but I will get through it. For now though? How about a couple pictures of the perennials we picked up and planted earlier today?

We allowed our front and backyards to go to meadow. Neither one will grow grass (we had tried a few varieties in the first few years we lived here), so the last few years we’ve just allowed it to do as it pleases. Now my goal is meadow, but controlled meadow. We’ll keep the variety of plants that cropped up naturally – the ones that some would call weeds – but also include some pretty patches of things that catch our eye. Who knows what will take, and what will die off… but it will be fun along the way. 🙂

 

Ahhh… it feels good to be reconnected!

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Another day of rain…

You’d almost think it was Spring the way this rain is coming down.  For two days now we’ve been drenched in heavy rainfall.  It’s a little odd.  But then, most things to do with our climate are odd these days.  Anyone who denies climate change obviously isn’t a long time Saskatchewan resident.  Our climate has changed dramatically over the last few years, but at least, being far from any coasts or fault lines, we’ve remained relatively safe.

Anyway, here’s a concerned little girl checking on her container garden.  Her  cucumber plant ended up totally flooded, but thankfully (due to the thick lower foliage) the container she’s checking here is unharmed.

A concerned container gardener.

SPRING!!!!

Here it is folks… proof that spring has sprung on the Canadian Prairie.  Wow!  Can’t believe we aren’t still buried under snow…  it is still March, right?  We’re usually still partially under snow in MAY!

Yep.  Can you believe it?  Little growing things popping out from under the autumn leaves (don’t know why folks insist on raking them up, they are SOOO good for your yard).

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SPRING!

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