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Final okra harvest. okra production has slowed a bit with the cooler weather. my daughter picked and gathered okras in her toy basket.

#colrfallkids

comment 18 star 266 1 weeks ago

💐🍃 catmint is one of my favorite perennials to grow. the incredibly hardy muted green foliage and stalks of lavender-colored flowers add such a lovely touch to the garden.

comment 28 star 365 2 weeks ago

📚 book update: hi all, the updated "five birds on a wire" e-book is now available for download. you can follow the link in my bio and select the "kindle" format to download... readable on any device using the kindle app.

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comment 8 star 142 2 weeks ago

This time of year the dehydrator rarely stops. @rebekahunger and i picked up some beautiful celery from a local cooperative the other day. the stalks we chopped and froze for soups and salsa, and the greens will be dried and powdered. °

i credit gardening with starting me on a path to enjoying more foods. the first couple of years i grew all kinds of things i didn't even like because rebekah liked them. it eventually got to the point that i couldn't bring myself to put in that much work for something i didn't eat. i had two options, and you all know i will do just about anything for my #wifey so if you can't beat em, join em! °

turns out i really like a lot of the foods i thought i couldn't stand! °

while gardening got me started it's my increased interest in my health and fitness that has really amped things up. i'm always looking for new fruits to put in my #kombucha or my morning shake. i love trying vegetables for the first time (not always for the second, looking at you turnips) and finding ways to include more of them at mealtimes. i even powder my greens so i can put vegetables on my vegetables! °

so what about you? do you like to eat? want to do more of it but think you shouldn't? i'd love to talk with you about your future! °

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comment 6 star 24 last month

My four year old, fionnuala, has taken to using her gift for healing on my plants. she's been covering the strawberry patch with leaves, tucking each of them in, and is now using her watering can to water them. it's amazing to see kids pick up the lessons we teach! however, being four, shortly after this photo was taken she pushed the entire rain barrel over! 🤣 strong kid! °

that's another one she learned from us: the importance of staying fit! @rebekahunger and i try to model good behaviour and that includes time for physical activity every day. both our daughters love to show me how they do pushups and "crushes". °

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comment 3 star 29 last month

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comment 0 star 16 August 2018

Herbs from garden. drying parsley and chives...basil for pesto. #freshherbs #gardeningdad

comment 1 star 35 August 2018

The bairn and c are napping.
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grass cut, ours and our elderly neighbours hedges trimmed and base of the wall at the end of the drive repointed.
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time for a brew, some footy on the radio and a fake rocky biscuit.
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how have you spent your saturday afternoon?

comment 2 star 63 August 2018
comment 1 star 164 July 2018

I feel like "unidentified compost mess squash" pretty much describes my gardening style! 😆😆 thanks for following my adventures! stay tuned to find out (as soon as i do) what kind of squash it is! °

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comment 0 star 22 July 2018

Raspberries are finally ready! my patch is in rough shape so we won't get a lot of berries, which just makes these taste all the better! @rebekahunger and i may have decided not to share with the twins hahaha! we try to make a solid effort to use what we grow, and to grow what we need. living on an acreage gives us the space we need to produce a lot of our own fruit and veggies. we chose to go straight for our dream, and now we choose to spend our time supporting that dream. °

when we bought our acreage there were flowers everywhere! i knew that i would need to prioritize food bearing plants so we gave away most of what was growing. however, these two seem to have survived, and thrived with zero assistance from me! i know one is a hosta (which a friend is coming to dig out in the fall) but i have no idea what the other one is. apparently the former owner liked purple!! °

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comment 9 star 29 July 2018

Finally! i have been anxiously awaiting squash season this year (just like i do every year). gardeners can see the future in a way, watching the food we're going to eat as it grows. i can taste this squash already! °

so far the zucchini and the spaghetti squash have started, though there are quite a few more 'ghettis to bloom. the season seems to be aligning well, both species have male and female flowers blooming at the same time. i am proud to say i haven't forgotten how to uh... 'help' in the pollination department! now here's hoping for heat and rain hahaha! °
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comment 1 star 36 July 2018

Having a garden is such a benefit. i went out to pick up some produce while @rebekahunger was away at #summit2018 . i was looking at the premade salads then realized that i could buy the salad base and a couple of bell peppers much more cheaply and bulk it up with spinach from the garden! i tossed in some blueberries for a little sweetness and it was a hit! dad for the win! °

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comment 2 star 17 June 2018

My first cherry tomato and my first jalapeno pepper picked from my garden! going to give them both to my daughter she loves both. and in a couple days some snap peas will be ready to pick for my son. #gardening #garden #gardeningdad #superdad

comment 3 star 38 June 2018

Like everything else in my garden they need weeding but here's an update on the peas. i planted a sugar sprint peas and homesteader on the same day. guess which is which! such a height difference. i'm overdue for trellises already. °

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comment 7 star 19 June 2018

Beets are a huge favourite in our house. this year i'm growing both golden and purple beets! the pigweed is trying to choke them out but they're surviving so far. looking forward to roasted and pickled beets especially. what are your favourite ways to eat them? °

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comment 0 star 15 June 2018

Looks like a spinach salad is in my future. maybe with some #radishgreens ... mmmm. once the garden is producing food things get really exciting for me. i love walking out the front door to grab something fresh, and best of all pesticide etc. free! °

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comment 2 star 20 June 2018

This little one will someday be a head of broccoli! brassicas always seem to be really spindly in my garden. any ideas what i should be doing differently would be very much appreciated! °

i put in two more rows of peas, one sugar snap, and one homesteader, so we get a bit of a staggered harvest and can enjoy peas for a few weeks! fresh out of the garden is really the only way i find peas actually enjoyable! °

the pole beans are really taking hold now! this is admittedly pretty fun to show the kiddos every day. °

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comment 0 star 14 June 2018

We still have to fill in a couple of gaps but the beans have officially started their climb! i haven't been this excited since... well, since i realized one of the celery butts we planted was growing! °

i'm not sure what's happening to the leaves on my grape vines but i don't like it. i'll be posing the question on some local gardening pages looking for advice. °

#gardeninginsask #saskgardener #gardeningdad #instagreen #saskgardeningdad #nature #instagardenlove #instagarden #climbingplants #polebeans #celery #thecelerystalksat7pm #grapevine #whatshappening #gardenadvice #leavesbrowning #celerybutt #woohoo #trellis #naturaltrellis #growyourown #selfsufficiencyisthegoal #onestepatatime

comment 0 star 17 June 2018