Milking goats & raising rabbits in northern Alberta is a fun lifestyle.

  • Driving tractor on the homestead…
  • Camping out with the Junior Forest Wardens…
  • Splashing in the local swimming hole…

Growing up on a farm is pretty great for a kid.

For an adult,  the one paycheck at harvest changes the perspective.  Will the spring be too wet?  The summer too dry?  The snow too soon?

Seeking my fortune elsewhere, I found adventure.

  • Shearing sheep in Australia…
  • Making kosher Mars Bars in Israel…
  • Kayaking the Sea of Cortez…
Victoria Gothic
photo by Laurie Grandberg

Now on the west coast of British Columbia, with a career & the love of a good man, I’ve set roots.

I’m happily planting a garden without fretting about the harvest providing the paycheck.  I’m discovering new passions.

Your comments (on any post) are especially welcome!  There are always techniques, tricks & trivia I’m just itching to learn.
Bring it on!      🙂

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– – Philosophy – –

If it’s sunny: what a good day to play in the garden
If it’s rainy: what a great day to dig out dandelions
If it’s dark or snowy: stay inside & write about gardening
Every day is a good day   🙂                        (SV Seekins)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass;
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.    (author unknown)

Don’t try to be different.
Just be good.  
To be good is different enough.   (Arthur Freed)

Unless we try to do something beyond what we have mastered, we will never grow.   (author unknown)

I believe that everything happens for a reason:

  • People change so that you can learn to let go,
  • things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right,
  • you believe lies, so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
  • and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.      (Marilyn Monroe)

The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least.     (author unknown)


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