Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Hike in the City.....

We spent a few days in the City hanging out with our youngest grand...
It was a beautiful day for a hike...
Wanna come along....
The Alberta Official Flower.. being attended by a bee...
Many different trees....

This Birch tree had its bark peeling off so we got a lesson on the different things Birch Trees are used for....
We had paths thru trees, along the river........
We arrived at a park...
Hmm is this a duck....a goose.... what is your guess??
Whatever.... our grand totally fell in love with it!!

We know for sure this is a mother duck and her ducklings....

Don't know about you...but we had a great hike...in the middle of the city...


Friday, July 11, 2014

Adventures in our Backyard

It has been awhile since I posted on our Backyard....but the other day...when most of the grands were at our house....

Well it brought back memories....memories of the times the whole family was together.... eating...visiting...the grands playing....it seems like so long ago....


The grands have now grown...some are adults...and others almost there ......
but this evening it didn't seem to matter.... a game was decided and the young and old grands were playing...and I got this shot.... of some of the play in our 'Backyard'


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Graduation

My sister was commenting...that the 'potatoes' where still on my blog... 
yes it has been awhile since I have posted....but life has been happening...
 
Our second oldest grand daughter graduated this June..... 
Six of our grandchildren are home schooled... 
Molly was home schooled until grade 10...
she plans on being a Vet so she went to public school in grade 10.... 
She had the third highest average in over 200 hundred students... 
we are proud of her accomplishment....


 Molly with her siblings...

And her cousins
They are all unique !!
Molly's off to college in the fall to start her pre-vet
We are proud of all seven of our GK's....

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Potato Update

Well the potatoes have been popping up...
When they come out of the ground you cover then with more of Mel's mix....

Hubby decided to build a box for them...  it made it easier to cover them...
He filled the box with dirt...but it didn't take long for the potatoes to come thru...
They are now at the point that we will just let them grow and flower....
and see how many potatoes we get from a 4x4 box...with 32 hills!!...

Last count all but 3 had sprouted.
Next update at harvest....

Monday, June 16, 2014

Square Foot Gardening Update...

The garden has been in just about a month. Our weather has been cool, rainy with the odd day of heat and sun....

So I'll start with the bad news... A few plants have frost damage...
 My beans....and my cucumbers.... I'm hoping they will come back!!
All the other squares are coming along quite nicely...

The flowers were bedding out plants... I can't take credit for them...
the only seeds that did not come up....was the lettuce seeds from YUMA....but I'm sure they don't know what to do with our weather up here!!
We added gravel 'paths' between our boxes...
I planted the empty squares for later harvest...since you use very few seeds for this garden...the seeds are put away in the fridge for next year.
We tried a radish.... in about one more week I think they will be the perfect size....

Well that is about it for our garden update...