Andrea’s brother, Gordon, planted some empty Corona beer bottles nose down in our garden. We did not see them until after he left. Andrea asked him why he did that and he replied, ’cause I thought some beer trees might grow, I’ve been trying for years. Well this week he came down for a visit with his wife Colleen. The went for a walk out to the garden and this is what they saw.
He enjoyed the harvest and the feeling he’d finally succeeded.
A totally awesome play at Chemainus Theatre this summer. Andrea and I were there and is a play you want to see again. Many people came back two or more time. Great food in the Play Bill dining room too.
If you have a chance to visit Chemainus and take in a play, do it, you’ll be so happy that you did
We have been working the soil in our garden for the last four years. It was heavy clay when we moved here but every year we have improved it with tilling in soil and components to improve it. We planted potatoes this year for the first time. Wow, they must love the soil since they are producing 15 pounds or more per plant. Lots of potatoes since we have about 20+ plants.
We now have a large amount of compost which will be added. Lets see what happens next year. We are ready now to plant some fall crops.
This rose was given by a great grandfather on my mom’s side of the family (Christensen) to his wife over 100 years ago. Through the years the rose was clipped and new ones grown and then once again clipped and grown. I took some clippings when I was at the Bateman family reunion this summer at Jan Christensen’s home. One looks pretty good for surviving with new growth. Two others have no growth yet but the stems are green and they are rooting.
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