Puppy Love – A New Dog For Donna

Puppy Love – A New Dog For Donna

Yes I said I was getting a new puppy and no, I didn’t say I was getting a gardening puppy. I was looking for a rodent-catching pet. I know most people would consider a cat a better choice but I have a problem with cats killing birds so I wanted a dog.
In upcoming news our Lagotto has been booked into her first event. The Errington Mushroom Festival on October 15, 2017 is a chance for interested wild food collectors to find out what mushrooms grow in the Coombs/Errington area. This year there will be a talk about Lagottos and Corle will be there showcasing the breed. Not because she is good at truffle hunting or anything but she is a willing participant and that’s all you can expect from a puppy.

How Much Would You Pay for a Tomato?

How Much Would You Pay for a Tomato?

Last year, the pricey Hamlets were first to ripen evenly in late July and I started giving them away to friends and neighbors. “Those tomatoes are really hard and tough” said a neighbour. And I agreed. They were both “firm and dark red” as advertised. But firm and hard are not good adjectives for home-grown tomatoes.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am doing a test run for my new talk this year at the Nanoose Garden club and I met the good people of that club today when I dropped by their January meeting. My newest topic? “CHANGE YOUR WORLD: ONE CABBAGE AT A TIME”. It is a talk about improving your garden with three simple steps: Better Soil, Better Shelter, Better Schedule.

A Garden Of Good Taste

A Garden Of Good Taste

In the past, when SAIT instructors asked chef apprentices to get fresh vegetables from the school’s large walk-in coolers, they sometimes received blank stares. Names and appearances of vegetables were a mystery to many new apprentices. “The main reason we put so much extra time into the garden is to simply connect our students to the food. It’s one thing to teach them the skills of how to cook but a whole other thing to teach them about FOOD…”