Creating a Vertical Garden from Pallets

Creating a Vertical Garden from Pallets

  We live on a park with a hill and there is an ugly 7 foot tall concrete wall between our house and our neighbours. Last year I got a bunch of pots and some flowers for the wall. This year the project got a lot bigger! Mark and I built this garden wall recently […]

Growing Tomatoes from a Slice

Growing Tomatoes from a Slice

I was reading a post from Mother Earth News last spring that said you can grow tomatoes from a slice. The post tells us that you can grow your tomato plants quicker and easier, following this easy-peasy tomato slice method. They sent me to the Little Things blog http://www.littlethings.com/grow-tomato-seeds/ Little Things demonstrates just how easy it is to […]

How to Decipher Grocery Lables

How to Decipher Grocery Lables

I am very aware of what products I buy from a grocery store and usually shop the edges where the fresh, not processed food is. I always, always read the labels as well. I recently came across this info graphic from Woodside Health & Tennis Club that does a pretty good job explaining the different labels […]

Rethinking Recycling

Rethinking Recycling

Breaking the Lawn Habit

Breaking the Lawn Habit

Consider the amount of work, water and resources spent on a product that only requires more work, water and resources. It is time to think about repurposing our lawns. It may be time to try a different kind of seed, this can be in the form of a water-saving garden planted with native and drought tolerant plants, even  an […]

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

I just love this vimeo from www.PinWheelBuilds.com. Passive Houses are energy-efficient buildings that use 80 to 90% less energy. This vimeo explains the concept in 90 seconds.  

Best Scratching Post Ever…

I love nature and head to the hiking trails whenever I can. Here’s a great video from a camera set up in the woods.

Baxter Learns to Count to Ten eBook

Baxter Learns to Count to Ten eBook

Enhanced eBook NOW Available! I am a really big nature lover and I love to photograph Butterflies, Bumblebees and other small animals, insects, flora and fauna. I also have a very remarkable and loveable dog. Baxter shows us nature through the eyes of a loveable, sometimes sloppy, somewhat slobbery, very large dog and teach children to love nature […]

Drone Films Dolphins and Whales off California Coast

Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains  beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California as well as three gray whales […]

The Secrets of Sugar – the fifth estate – CBC News

It takes me longer than most to shop as I read labels and try to avoid anything that I can’t pronounce or understand. I rarely buy canned or boxed items but when I do I can’t believe how many items have sugar as one or more of the ingredients. This is a very important video […]