During the year the birds did not come back, a quiet year by any account, siya?, or saskatoon as she is also called, still created berries and offered them. May we all […]
Got your Welsh onions yet? The know no seasons. They push living out of the dead Earth. Which is, accordingly, not dead. Very Celtic, that!
Really. Look at the deadly nightshade, all festive, like. It’s the time of year for power, and for choices. May we all now choose well.
Blessings. The darkness is falling back now. The sun is coming back. Look who showed up today in Penticton. What ancient symbols of renewal! A pigeon and Russian Olives (a kind of […]
Two months ago, we picked these beauties. They were all very green then. I deviated from Ricardo’s instructions and flavoured it with a red onion, a red clove of garlic, Winter Savoury, […]
In the spring, a raised bed makes the soil warmer and lengthens the season. Fall Rye and Tilled-under Tomatoes Talking to the Snow In the early winter, a raised bed makes the […]
It’s coming along, eh. This corn salad seeded itself in July and came up in August. It ought to be ready in a couple weeks, just in time for a feast. But, […]
We’ve had 25 centimetres of snow. We’ve had 9 Below Celsius. No-one around this place is particularly worried. It’s harvest time! Could this evergreen character and lasting tenderness be why sage was […]
Consider the lowly Christmas tree, a symbol of a people and its relationship to the Earth. Here’s Mission Hill Winery at Tsinstikeptum, courtesy of “Do the Okanagan.” There are many ways to […]
Fake: Thank You to the Globe and Mail Real: Here, a closeup, so you can admire the finer touches. Got that? No? Here’s another fake: Well, lots of room to park tractors […]