Dinner at Akesi Farms

Here is one of our last dinners with fresh items from the greenhouse at the end of October.tomatoes (greenhouse)potatoes (kitchen garden)carrots (traded with a neighbour for them!)lamb (Eagle Creek Farms)mint sauce (herb garden)We live an amazing...

Last greenhouse harvest

This was the last harvest out of the greenhouse at the end of October.  Mostly herbs.  We'll try to keep the rosemary alive in the house over the winter but we probably don't have a window that gets enough light.All the garden beds in the greenhouse are...

Witch Stick – Hot Peppers?

We grew a bunch of peppers this summer called "Witch Stick".  You would assume they are quite hot...  nope!  We purchased the seeds from West Coast Seeds.  https://www.westcoastseeds.com/shop/vegetable-seeds/pepper-seeds/hot-pepper-seeds/witch-stick/We...

Atticus – Doesn’t quite fit

All of our animals provide humour on a regular basis.  Atticus is NOT allowed on the coffee table.  He obviously thought if he stuffed himself inside the bowl on the coffee table, he would no longer be ON the coffee table!

White spruce and lodgepole pine

Sometimes we see white spruce (Picea glauca) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) growing up together.  The trees are so markedly different in their morphology.  We don't have that many lodgepole pine trees at the farm.Mostly, we have white spruce, black...

Evening forest walk

A couple of weeks ago, before the ground was again covered with snow, Meghan took a few photos while out walking with Whiskey (the brown dog!)No matter how many times we walk through the forest, it's still a source of amazement. From the house, we think of...

Escape to the Chateau – DIY

We've been watching Escape to the Chateau - DIY!  What fun! The family from "Escape to the Chateau" (now 4 seasons) (https://www.cbc.ca/escapetothechateau/) helps other families who also own chateau's in France. It's really interesting and amazing to see...

BJØRGVIN 1907 – September dinner

We had lots of fun at the fine BJØRGVIN 1907 dinner of the season! Food was delicious and the setting was beautiful. We will let everyone know when the next Wandering Long Table event occurs!  Rumor has it there will be another dinner before Christmas in...

Garlic planted!

It's been so cold so we decided to get the garlic in the ground by the end of September. We replanted a bunch of garlic we kept from the summer and some new varieties!  Thank you our garlic "secret Santa". Here are some places we have purchased seed garlic...

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