Shoulder Season Done

During Shoulder Season I’ve been hanging out in Nova Scotia with family for the last month and a bit, but it’s soon time to head back to Whistler and my favourite season, Winter!

It’s always recharging for my soul to visit my close family here.  One great aspect is the effort Kathleen and Doug make to eat locally, right from the back yard! This is something we do in Whistler through our farmers market, but I’d really like to grow my own produce too, and seeing the rooftop farm of Higher Ground at the Boston Design Center has given me some great ideas for the roof of the garage.

I’ve been lucky to have a few days this week with snow on the ground in Hantsport and it’s getting me pumped up for my return to Whistler and the land of big mountain skiing.


South Shore Seaweed Sourcing

On Sunday Kathleen, Doug and I drove to Nova Scotia’s south shore to visit family friends. Margaret and Ed, who live in Petite Riviere in a little cottage dubbed “le Petite Bleu”.

After an excellent meal, featuring produce from the garden, we set out together for Crescent Beach. This was our second year making this trip together to the beach to collect seaweed to mulch our respective garden.

seaweed  hoopgarden