October 22, 2015

We had an unseasonably long fall and the garden kept producing so long that I started to hope we'd get watermelon after all... (The first melons having been scarfed down by resident wildlife)

Our garden did okay this year. Loads of green and yellow beans (I even harvested some seeds in an experiment to see if I can avoid having to buy them!). Lots of lima beans! A few zucchinis. A decent potato harvest. A pitiful sweet potato harvest. Crazy numbers of currants - we had so many we ended up leaving quite a lot for the birds. Lots of carrots, some of which were even longer than my thumb...

The sunflowers were beautiful and TONS of flowers. But not the right sort where we could eat the seeds (well - too small to be worth it in any case!)

Two pumpkins, which was disappointing because I think we could have had more if I had fertilized mid-way through.

My favourite meal of the summer was one that was mostly local - tomatoes, beans, potatoes, basil and chives from the garden, with fresh arctic char brought down by Aunt Mary from Pangnirtung!

As the weather got colder, the leaves started to turn and the store displays got more exciting. The kids keep wanting to know when the canal will freeze and the snow will come...

On November 10, 2015 at 11:06 am
Auntie Janice said:
Was that a tree sock I saw? I need a tree for that, too...
On November 10, 2015 at 01:34 pm
Mary @ Parenthood said:
Yes! The kids claimed it grew all by itself....
On November 10, 2015 at 01:43 pm
Grandma H said:
My favourite is the tomato! Great looking carrots...and the sunflowers are gorgeous.

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