Hop trellis

Second hand arbour on kijiji = $60
3 cans of red spray paint = $20
Painting, digging, setup, transplanting = 4 hours total
Having a space for the hops to thrive = priceless.
Now to wait until next year to see if it was a good idea.

Day’s end

I’m sitting on the cliff, writing and listening to my world. A tractor goes down 7th line, a pair of goldfinches cheep and Twitter their way across the sky, a cow lows in the distance, leaves rustle in the breeze. The sun dips behind the pines, making it comfortably cool. I look up to see a cottontail rabbit under the magnolia and a hummingbird perch on a ranch above it.

It is so fucking perfect here. I don’t want to be anywhere else.

New career?

I’ve decided to give up brewing and try my hand as a cardboard farmer. I’m told that in only a few weeks, this will sprout little cake boxes and in a month they’ll grow to packing boxes!

(no, not really. I’m just trying one of the methods to get rid of goutweed)

An ex-shrubbery

This morning this was an utter mess, with dogwoods and mock sweet orange bushes all wild and unkempt, with a patch of gout weed trying to take over.

Next we’ll cover the patch to try and kill the goutweed, and wait to see what comes up from the shrub roots.


Transplanted this variegated goutweed from Mike’s place to fill in the crappy side garden. Hope the floppiness is from the move, and is not indicative of my gardening abilities.