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Montreal

Montreal

Montreal In 1987, my sister moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. She spent several years there and during that time, I was fortunate enough to be one of her room mates. It was the summer of 1988 and I was extremely excited to be making the move. I hadn’t saved a lot of money […]

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Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Melittology: the study of Honey Bees An apiary (also known as a bee yard) is a place where beehives of honeybees are kept. Traditionally beekeepers (also known as apiarists) paid land rent in honey for the use of small parcels. Some farmers will provide free apiary sites, because they require pollination, and farmers who need many […]

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Marilyn’s Winter Soup

Marilyn’s Winter Soup

Winter Soup 2016, the year of the $9.00 cauliflower? How can one justify turning this nutritious little nugget into soup? The answer of course, because it’s tastes so amazing, hearty, slightly mineral-like and earthy. I have planted cauliflower from seed many times. It is a cool season vegetable, easiest to grow for harvest in the […]

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Snow is a Maritime Fact of Life!

Snow is a Maritime Fact of Life!

Snow! A Maritime fact of life … We ‘get snow’ on oodles of knuckle gripping levels. We ‘get’ that it playfully chills us and it gleefully forces us to relinquish even the most detailed and organized plans of a well prepared day. Its mysterious ability to manifest our deepest, secret desire to play the ever […]

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